Enviro Group Challenges TVA Nuke Permits In DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (October 20, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League tried to convince the D.C. Circuit on Thursday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission took final agency action in renewing two Alabama nuclear plant permits sufficient for the green group to appeal.

Blue Ridge says the NRC lacked the statutory authority to summarily reinstate construction permits for two partly completed nuclear power plants when, years earlier, it had definitively terminated those permits and withdrawn its jurisdiction over the facilities at the request of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the permit...
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