Nuclear Waste Storage Rules Thrown Out by U.S. CourtQuicklink submitted by Jean Blackwood Permalink
|The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to fully evaluate risks associated with its regulations on the storage of spent nuclear fuel and must draft new ones, an appeals court ruled. The commission's conclusion that permanent storage will be available when needed in the future didn't account for how its absence could affect the environment, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington said. The commission also failed to fully assess the dangers of storing spent fuel on-site for 60 years after a nuclear plant's license expires, the court said.|
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