Exelon Says NRC Waste Rule Axes Enviros' License Challenge

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 8:11 PM EST) -- Exelon Generation Co. LLC moved last week to dismiss the Natural Resources Defense Council’s challenge to renew nuclear power plant operating licenses with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, arguing nuclear waste storage concerns have been addressed by the agency’s new proposed rule.

The NRDC challenged Exelon’s renewal of licenses for its Limerick Generating Station in southeastern Pennsylvania, arguing that the company did not properly address the effects of on-site storage of spent fuel in addition to environmental impacts that may occur if a nuclear waste repository...
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