EPA Mulls New Radiation Standards For Nuclear Plants

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 4:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering new radiation regulation for nuclear plants, issuing a call for public comment and information Monday on a potential update to the 1977 standards covering uranium fuel used for electric power.

The 35-year-old environmental radiation protection standards rule was one of the earliest pieces of radiation regulation developed by the EPA. The agency has listed six issues for public comment, including risk limits, dose methodology, radionuclide release limits, water resource protection, radioactive waste storage and new nuclear technologies.

The standards...
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