Senate Grills NRC Over Yucca Mountain, Vt. Power Plant

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday faced scrutiny over its chairman's conduct in handling the canceled Yucca Mountain repository and the agency's alleged preemption of states’ rights at a Vermont nuclear power plant, during a U.S. Senate committee hearing on nuclear safety.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., called on NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko to recuse himself from the Yucca Mountain license application review, citing a June 6 NRC inspector general report indicating that Jaczko may have withheld information...
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