"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.

Source: The Hill, 08/27/2014