"Regulators Lift Nuke Plant Licensing Moratorium"

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted Tuesday to end a moratorium on issuing plant licenses that it had imposed while it considered nuclear waste storage issues.

The commission also voted to adopt a new rule reiterating that spent fuel rods can be stored at closed nuclear plants for long periods of time, the NRC said in a statement.

The NRC had voted in 2012 to stop issuing new reactor licenses, license renewals and spent fuel licenses."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill August 26, 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014