Coalition Asks DC Circ. To Nix Vt. Nuclear Plant Renewal

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A safe-energy group asked the D.C. Circuit on Friday to review the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to renew a Vermont nuclear power plant's operating license through 2032, alleging the action violated federal water pollution control standards.

The NRC's issuance of a final operating license for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station violates the Clean Water Act because the agency granted a federal license without obtaining either a water quality certification or a corresponding waiver from the state of Vermont for the license, the New England...
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