NRC Must Justify Entergy Safety Exemption Process: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 8:36 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Monday upheld the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to ease safety requirements at Entergy Corp.’s Indian Point nuclear plant but ordered the agency to account for a lack of public input on the move.

In a carefully worded ruling, the appeals court said the commission should explain why it failed to notify the public or solicit feedback on a fire safety exemption it granted the Buchanan, N.Y., plant, declining to rule on whether it violated environmental law in doing so.

The ruling throws...
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