Mass.' Challenge To Entergy Plant Licensing Heads To 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Citing concerns Thursday over the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, Massachusetts' attorney general appealed to the First Circuit the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to proceed with hearings to grant a new, 20-year license extension to Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc.'s Pilgrim nuclear power plant.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley asked the First Circuit to consider an expert report concluding that the risks of severe accidents at the plant were greater than originally estimated, in a challenge to the NRC's decision to continue with the relicensing of...
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