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8/14/2014, Meeting Slide Re. National Nuclear Security Administration, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meeting on Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 1 Regarding 1700 G LAR
ML14231A072
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Site: Watts Bar Tennessee Valley Authority icon.png
Issue date: 08/14/2014
From: Greenaugh K, Rotella T
US Dept of Energy, National Nuclear Security Admin
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Plant Licensing Branch II
Lingam S P
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NRC MeetingTitiPdti T r iti um P ro d uc ti on NNSA Represented by:Dr. Kevin GreenaughMr. Tom RotellaAugust142014August 14 , 2014 AgendaIntroductionOverview of Defense Programs Tritium RequirementOverview of Tritium Readiness ProgramNRC Support of LAR ReviewClosing Remarks 2DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS Defense Programs -Central to the Nuclear Security EnterpriseThemissionofNNSA'sDefenseProgramssustainasafe,secure,andeffectivenucleardeterrentthou ghthea pplicationofscience

, g pp ,technology,engineeringandmanufacturing.UnderSecretaryforNuclearSecurity&Administrator:JosephJKrol Under Secretary for Nuclear Security & Administrator:

Frank G. KlotzPrincipal Deputy Administrator: Madeline Creedan DonaldLCookAnneMHarringtonAdmiralJohnMMichaelLempkeJamesMcConnellStevenAoki Joseph J. Krol (NA-40)Assoc. Admin. for Emergency Donal d L. Cook (NA-10)Deputy Admin. for Defense Programs Anne M. Harrington (NA-20)Deputy Admin. for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Admiral John M. Richardson, USN (NA-30)Deputy Admin. for Naval Reactors Michael Lempke (Act) (NA-70)Assoc. Adm. for Defense Nuclear Security & Chief, Defense Nuclear Security James McConnell (NA-00)Assoc. Admin.for Infrastructure &

Operations Steven Aoki (NA-80)Assoc. Admin. &

Deputy Under Secretary forCounterterrorism &

CounterproliferationWilliam S. Goodrum (NA-12)*Assistant Deputy Admin. for Stockpile 3DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS Stockpile Management

  • including tritium The National "3+2" VisionThree ballistic missile-type warheads, each deployable on both Air Force and Navy delivery systems, employing three interoperable nuclear explosive packages with adaptable non-nuclear components.Two types of air-delivered nuclear weapons, both deployable in a cruise missile and a bomb weapon 4system, employing interoperable nuclear explosive packages with adaptable non-nuclear components.DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS The Need for TritiumTritium, a radioactive material with a half-life of 12.3 years, is an inte gral com ponent of nuclear wea p ons. gp pAn assured supply must be available to meet the requirements of the nuclear weapons stockpile.One of NNSA's missions is to provide freshly filled tritium reservoirs for the stockpile to replace reservoirs that have reached their end oflife.of life.Need ~1700 grams per cycle to meet Future Stockpile requirements.

5DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS Notional Tritium Supply & Demand(Illustrates Concepts -Not to Scale)Tritium Su pp l y without Productionppy(Natural decay loses ~5.5% per year)Tritium Supply with Production C n-year Reserve Hed g e Reserve ams of Tritium C rossove r Point gLaboratory RequirementsActive Stockpile Pipeline Active Stock p ile Gr a Demand p Savannah River Site Required InventoryFiscal Year 6DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMSTritium production offsets the normal 5.5% annual decay of tritium.

The Tritium Readiness Program 7DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS Tritium Program -Overview30 Year Interagency Agreement since Dec. 1999Econom y Act re quires reimbursement of all TVA costs but no profit yqpor feeTritium production at WBN1 since 2003Recently funded modifications to WBN1 including the 500,000 gallon tankD O E/TVA i ssued t h e Dr a f t Supp l e m e n tal Envir o nm e n ta l Im pact O/ssuedteatSuppeetaoetapactStatement (SEIS) for the Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor (CLWR)

IssuedforpubliccommentonAugust82014

-Issuedfor public comment on August 8 , 2014 -Public meetings are scheduled for September 9 and 10 in Athens and Chattanooga 8DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS NNSA Requesting Support of NRCNNSA Interests:

-Meet production requirement of 1700 grams per cycle (~1792 TPBARs) by early 2020s

-Minimize risks and maintain a stable programlhbldfll-Maintaining a sing le reactor pat h to conserve uno bligate d f ue l, unti l stable supply of unobligated LEU is certain 9DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS Closing RemarksTritium production is one of the most important items required to sustain a safe

, secure and reliablestock p ile , pNNSA appreciates TVA partnership for National SecurityNNSA re quests that the NRC su pport the review and a pproval of the qpppplicense amendment request to increase tritium production at Watts Bar Unit 1 10DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY l NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION l OFFICE OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS