Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NRC Petitioned To Stop Final Licensing Decisions

The Old Boys Club meets once again only this time the news might be a bit brighter than before.

Yesterday headline in The Sacramento Bee, read, "NRC Petitioned to Stop Final Licensing Decisions for Nearly Three Dozen Nuclear Reactors In Wake of Waste Confidence Ruling."

Coming over the USNewswire yesterday was this -- "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must not make final licensing decisions until it has completed a rulemaking action on the environmental impacts of highly radioactive nuclear waste in the form of spent, or 'used', reactor fuel storage and disposal, as required under the landmark Waste Confidence Rule decision of June 8th by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, according to a petition filed today by 22 groups and 2 individuals. This petition is to ensure that the environmental analysis directed by the Court is meaningfully incorporated into the licensing of nearly 35 reactors in a number of states."

24 Groups and Individuals Seek Suspension of Final Agency Decisions on Reactors in States of AL, CA, FL, MD, MI, MS, MO, NH, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA

The court's decision is available online at:

Here is the full article as it appeared in the Sacramento Bee yesterday file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/HP_Owner/My%20Documents/NUCLEAR%20RESEARCH/Callaway%20Nuclear%20Plant/NRC%20Petitioned%20To%20Stop%20Final%20Licensing%20Decisions%20For%20Nearly%20Three%20Dozen%20Nuclear%20Reactors%20In%20Wake%20Of%20Waste%20Confidence%20Ruling%20-%20PR%20Newswire%20-%20The%20Sacramento%20Bee.htm

This is not a major victory but it certainly is a step in the right direction, you have to listen carefully, most likely this will not be on your local television set tonight.

1 comment:

  1. She's ba-ack! Great! And I hope this regulatory move holds water. It was refreshing to read something positive about nuclear waste disposal. It's not like you see that sort of thing every day.