NRC Tells DC Circ. Tribe's Mine License Row Is Premature

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission argued Thursday that the D.C. Circuit lacks jurisdiction to consider the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s challenge to a license issued to a company for a proposed uranium mine in South Dakota because the underlying administrative proceedings are ongoing and no final decision has yet been rendered.

The NRC responded to a brief in which the tribe contended that the agency flouted federal law in issuing a license allowing Powertech (USA) Inc. to conduct uranium mining and processing operations and dispose of radioactive...
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