NRC Mulls Stricter Rules For Cooling Spent Nuclear Fuel

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 4:58 PM EST) -- Despite industry objections, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will review a proposal that would require nuclear power plant operators to provide emergency power systems for cooling spent nuclear fuel in case of a long-term power outage, according to a notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register.

The NRC said it would consider the issues raised in a petition filed by the engineering group the Foundation for Resilient Societies, which wants the the regulator to propose a rule that would require plants to provide long-term cooling and water...
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