NRC Panel Grants Hearing Over Nuke Plant Restart

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Nuclear regulators on Monday granted an environmental group's bid for a hearing on Southern California Edison Co.'s plans to restart its San Onofre nuclear plant, which was shut down due to a leak, saying a letter asking the utility to take certain steps before restarting constituted a license amendment.

In granting a petition by Friends of the Earth, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board determined that a so-called confirmatory action letter the commission had sent SoCal Edison over...
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