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Technical Specifications

 

Technical Specifications and License Renewal : In order for a new reactor to be licensed, they must demonstrate compliance with current technical specifications to assure safety. Pilgrim, on the other hand, was licensed under Technical specifications written over three decades ago. Since that time, their technical specifications have been modified so that they now operate under a smorgasbord. The question for re-licensing should be, but it is not, a demonstration that the technical specifications required to operate a new plant today are equivalent to the Technical specifications that Pilgrim is operating under at the time of issuing a re-license.

Current Technical Information, see:

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, License Renewal Application, Technical Information Appendix A Updated Final Safety Analysis Report Supplement Appendix A Updated Final Safety Analysis Report Supplement, January 2006 at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/pilgrim/appendix-a.pdf

Pilgrim's Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and the Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/pilgrim.html . Note that the NRC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported that the NRC Staff largely parroted in their Safety Evaluation Reports what the Applicant said in their License Application. See our discussion in the relicensing section of this site.

 

 

 



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