NRC Must Reassess Storage Rule, States Tell DC Circ.

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT) -- New York, Vermont and Connecticut told the D.C. Circuit on Thursday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must conduct a deeper environmental review of its temporary storage rule, which allows spent fuel to remain in nuclear facilities for up to 60 years after they close.

The states are challenging the NRC's “finding of no impact” when it issued the rule and argue that the commission's general environmental assessment conducted prior to issuing the rule and accompanying waste confidence decision in December are insufficient under the National...
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