Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1929, Volume 2)

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Maunscript Completed: October 2009
Date Published: October 2009

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Beaver Valley Power Station (BVPS), Units 1 and 2, license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated August 27, 2007, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC or the applicant) submitted the LRA in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants." FENOC requests renewal of the Units 1 and 2, operating licenses (Facility Operating License Numbers DPR-66 and NPF-73, respectively) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expirations at midnight January 29, 2016, for Unit 1, and at midnight May 27, 2027, for Unit 2.

BVPS is located approximately 17 miles west of McCandless, PA. The NRC issued the construction permits for Unit 1 on June 26, 1970, and on May 3, 1974, for Unit 2. The NRC issued the operating licenses for Unit 1 on July 2, 1976, and on August 14, 1987, for Unit 2. Units 1 and 2 are of a dry subatmospheric pressurized water reactor design. Westinghouse Electric supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Stone and Webster originally designed and constructed the balance of the plant. The licensed power output of each unit is 2900 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 972 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through June 04, 2009, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. Section 6.0 provides the staffs final conclusion on the review of the BVPS LRA.

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