DC Circ. Snuffs Challenge To 1.1-Gigawatt Nuke Expansion

Law360, Los Angeles (May 14, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday rejected nine environmental groups' attempts to delay the expansion of a Georgia nuclear power plant, ruling that a federal regulator already had taken into account safety concerns stemming from 2011's Fukushima plant disaster.

The appellate court snuffed the groups' demand that, following the Japan reactor's meltdown, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct a new environmental impact report on the two proposed 1,100-megawatt reactors at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, finding the groups hadn't detailed any new information missing from the report and...
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