Nuclear Agency Under Fire Over NY Power Plant

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 1:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is under assault from a New York state assemblyman and the Sierra Club, which allege the federal agency has failed to uphold necessary fire protections at Entergy Corp.’s Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky filed suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accusing the NRC of illegally granting Entergy an exemption from insulation standards put in place to safeguard against a catastrophic fire at the facility.

The NRC has allowed Entergy...
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