Sen. Blocks NRC Confirmation Over Nuclear Plant Row

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Monday blocked the reconfirmation of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission official over the agency's call for the federal government to side with Entergy Corp. in a suit to keep the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant alive.

Sanders said in a statement that he had placed a hold on the nomination of William Ostendorff, whose current term on the NRC ends Thursday, based on the commission's recommendation that the U.S. Department of Justice intervene on behalf of two Entergy units in their...
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