Enviros Want NRC To Stall Reactor Licensing Decisions

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT) -- Several environmental groups on Monday petitioned the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend any final licensing decisions for nuclear reactors until it completes an analysis of the environmental impacts of spent nuclear fuel storage, as ordered by the D.C. Circuit earlier this month.

On June 8, the D.C. Circuit vacated an NRC ruling that allowed nuclear power facilities to store radioactive waste for up to 60 years after they close, saying the commission did not properly assess the potential environmental impacts. The rule was central to...
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