DC Circ. Grills NRC Over Enviro Impact Of Nuke Waste Storage

Law360, Washington (March 16, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A panel of D.C. Circuit judges on Friday scrutinized the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision that nuclear power facilities can store radioactive waste for up to 60 years after their closure, saying its environmental assessment for the ruling seemed overly broad.

Four states sued the agency in February 2011 after the NRC issued a rule stating commercial high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel generated by any reactor could be stored safely and without significant environmental impact for at least 60 years beyond the licensed operation of...
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