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Safety Evaluation Report: Related to the License Renewal of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1, Docket Number 50-416, Entergy Operations, Inc. (NUREG-2211)

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Manuscript Completed: October 2016
Date Published: November 2016

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

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Abstract

This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (GGNS), license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated October 28, 2011, Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the applicant) submitted the LRA in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," of the Code of Federal Regulations. Entergy requests renewal of the GGNS operating license Operating License No. NPF-29) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight November 1, 2024.

GGNS is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Vicksburg, MS. The NRC issued the GGNS construction permit on September 4, 1974, and operating license on November 1, 1984. GGNS is of a boiling water reactor design. General Electric supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Allis-Chalmers Power Systems furnished the turbine generator set. The containment is a steel-lined reinforced concrete structure designed by Bechtel Power Corporation. The GGNS licensed power output is 4,408 megawatt thermal.

Unless otherwise indicated, this SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through October 3, 2016, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The four open items previously identified in the SER with Open Items, issued January 31, 2013, have been closed (see 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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