River Bend Unit 3 Nuclear Reactor

Eastern US

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Project Services

  • Regulatory and Licensing

River Bend Unit 3 Nuclear Reactor Project – Combined Operating License Application (COLA) Development

HukariAscendent provided a team of personnel to support the development of licensing submittal documents for a new nuclear reactor at Entergy’s River Bend site near St. Francis, Louisiana.

Entergy was considering several technologies for this project and HukariAscendent personnel supported the Advanced Boiling-Water Reactor (ABWR) project. The team’s scope included preparation of the Environmental Report (ER) and the site specific sections of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR).

HukariAscendent provided licensing engineering personnel, an environmental scientist, and a mechanical engineer in a staff augmentation role to prepare chapters of the ER and FSAR documents using the guidance in NUREG- 1555 and Regulatory Guides 1.70 and 1.206, in an electronic submittal format using Adobe Framemaker software.

HukariAscendent personnel were specifically involved in the description of site features such as the following:

  • Geology and hydrology of the site
  • Meteorological conditions of the site
  • Water use plans for construction and operation of the new reactor
  • Worker radiological dose consequences during construction and operation of the new reactor
  • Site layout drawings including placement of major buildings and the ultimate heat sink

We also provided oversight and review of COLA sections developed by other organizations. This included reviewing sections for compliance with the requirements of 10 CFR 52, Reg Guide 1.206, and NUREG 0800. HukariAscendent was also responsible for ensuring that the Reference Reactor Application (R-COLA) was properly utilized in Site specific (S-COLA) submittals.

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