"NRC Staff To Review Nuclear Reactor Waste Storage Rules"

"The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) directed its staff on Thursday to start an environmental review into the temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel, following a court ruling that led the agency to stop issuing new reactor licenses."

"The NRC did not say when it would start issuing new reactor licenses again.

The NRC has more than a dozen reactor operating license renewal applications and a dozen new reactor license applications pending."

Scott Disavino reports for Reuters September 7, 2012.
 

Source: Reuters, 09/07/2012