Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Kewaunee Power Station: Docket No. 50-305, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (NUREG-1958)

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Manuscript Completed: January 2011
Date Published: January 2011

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated August 12, 2008, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (Dominion, DEK, 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." Dominion requests renewal of the KPS operating license (Facility Operating License Number DPR-43) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight on December 21, 2013.

KPS is located in the Town of Carlton, Wisconsin, in the southeast corner of Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The staff issued the original construction permit for KPS on August 6, 1968, and the operating license on December 21, 1973. The plant's nuclear steam supply system consists of a 2-loop pressurized water reactor with a dry, ambient containment (PWR-DRYAMB). The nuclear steam supply system was supplied by Westinghouse. The balance of the plant was originally designed and constructed by Pioneer Service and Engineer Company. KPS operates at a licensed power output of 1,772 megawatt-thermal (MWt), with a gross electrical output of approximately 590 megawatt-electric (MWe).

Unless otherwise indicated, this SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through October 20, 2010, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The four open items previously identified by the staff for the SER with open items have been closed (see SER Section 1.5); therefore, no open items remain to be resolved before the final determination is reached by the staff on the LRA.

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