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Title: Review Team Focused Modeling Analysis of Radial Collector Well Operation on the Hypersaline Groundwater Plume beneath the Turkey Point Site near Homestead, Florida

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory served as members of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission review team for the Florida Power & Light Company’s application for two combined construction permits and operating licenses (combined licenses or COLs) for two proposed new reactor units—Turkey Point Units 6 and 7. The review team evaluated the environmental impacts of the proposed action based on the October 29, 2014 revision of the COL application, including the Environmental Report, responses to requests for additional information, and supplemental information. As part of this effort, team members tasked with assessing the environmental effects of proposed construction and operation of Units 6 and 7 at the Turkey Point site reviewed two separate modeling studies that analyzed the interaction between surface water and groundwater that would be altered by the operation of radial collector wells (RCWs) at the site. To further confirm their understanding of the groundwater hydrodynamics and to consider whether certain actions, proposed after the two earlier modeling studies were completed, would alter the earlier conclusions documented by the review team in their draft environmental impact statement (EIS; NRC 2015), a third modeling analysis was performed. The third modeling analysis is discussed in this report.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
401001150; TRN: US1700031
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; GROUND WATER; FLORIDA; TURKEY POINT-4 REACTOR; SIMULATION; OPERATION; HYDRODYNAMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; CONSTRUCTION; PLUMES; SURFACE WATERS; WELLS; SALINE AQUIFERS; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Florida Power & Light Company; Combined Construction Permit; Combined Operating License; COL; Environmental Report; Environmental Impact Statement; EIS; Radial Collector Wells; RCW; STOMP simulator; Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases