Friday, August 17, 2012

More on the NRC

Following up on Dave's post yesterday, also see this New York Times article on the NRC's new leadership.  As reported by the Times, the NRC has suspended some licensing decisions until it can prove that the lack of storage for nuclear waste does not threaten public health and safety (order available here).  What exactly is being suspended is of interest:  any licensing decisions dependent on the Waste Confidence Decision and Temporary Storage Rule.  Of further interest is how this issue was brought to a head--through litigation in the D.C. Circuit.  It is fascinating to watch as all the branches play a part in moving the conversation about nuclear energy--and spent nuclear fuel--forward.    

 

-Emily Meazell

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