NRC Shuts Down Mass. Challenges to Nuclear Plant License

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 7:31 PM EST) -- A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission panel on Monday shot down an attempt by the state of Massachusetts to unravel the relicensing of Entergy Corp.'s Pilgrim Nuclear Station, ruling that the state could not use its concerns over the Fukushima Daiichi disaster to reopen the proceedings.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts in June had asked to admit a new contention to the relicensing, claiming that new information about the Fukushima disaster, which began in March, warranted a reopening of the record. The NRC closed the record in 2008,...
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