NRC Suspends Nuke Plant Licensing to Reassess Risks of Storing Waste

"The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission suspended final decisions on licenses for power plants until it completes a reassessment of risks related to storing spent atomic fuel ordered by a federal court in June."

"The action by the five-member NRC today in Washington doesn’t stop the agency’s review of license applications and only final decisions, most of which aren’t expected for months, will be held up, Scott Burnell, an NRC spokesman, said in an e- mail.

The action by the five-member NRC [Tuesday] in Washington doesn’t stop the agency’s review of license applications and only final decisions, most of which aren’t expected for months, will be held up, Scott Burnell, an NRC spokesman, said in an e- mail."

Kasia Klimasinska reports for Bloomberg August 7, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"NRC Halts Plant License Approvals To Resolve Waste Issue" (Reuters)

"NRC Halts Licensing Decisions Amid Storage Debate" (Greenwire)
 

Source: Bloomberg, 08/08/2012