8th Circ. Upholds Iowa Nuke Plant’s New License

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The Eight Circuit on Tuesday tossed a challenge to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's renewal of a license for an Iowa nuclear plant by petitioners concerned about the environmental impact of the plant’s continued operation, ruling the appeal was filed too late.

A three-judge panel ruled that the 60-day window for such a petition began the day the renewed license was sent to the plant's owners, and not the day the renewal decision appeared in the federal register two weeks later.

The petitioners — a high...
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