Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Hope Creek Generating Station (NUREG-2102)

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Manuscript Completed: June 2011
Date Published: June 2011

Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Hope Creek Generating Station (HCGS), license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated August 18, 2009, PSEG Nuclear, LLC (PSEG 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.” PSEG requests renewal of the operating license (Facility Operating License Number NPF-57) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight April 11, 2026.

HCGS is located approximately 40 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 8 miles from Salem, New Jersey. The NRC issued the construction permit on November 4, 1974, and the operating license for HCGS on July 25, 1986. The unit is a Mark 1 boiling-water reactor design. General Electric Company supplied the nuclear steam supply system, and Bechtel Power Corporation and Bechtel Construction originally designed and constructed the balance of plant aspects. The licensed power output of the unit is 3,840 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 1,268 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff’s review of information submitted through May 19, 2011, the cutoff date for consideration in this SER. The staff did not identify any open items before the staff made a final determination. SER Section 6.0 provides the staff’s final conclusion of the LRA review.

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