States Want NRC To Expand Waste Storage Study's Scope

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont on Wednesday urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand its court-ordered review of radioactive waste storage at nuclear power plants, including exploring the option of halting nuclear plant operations until the NRC devises an acceptable and permanent storage solution.

In a petition, the states asked the NRC commissioners to overrule their staff's findings that the scope of its environmental impact statement analyzing the risks of storing spent nuclear fuel was adequate. That statement is part of a...
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