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Will the USA again make a ridiculous nuclear “Waste Confidence” rule?

Nuclear-Waste Rule Rewritten by September 2014, NRC Staff Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-19/nuclear-waste-rule-rewritten-by-september-2014-nrc-staff-says.html By Kasia Klimasinska – Oct 19, 2012 The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said new court-ordered rules on storage of spent nuclear fuel to be completed by September 2014.

NRC’s staff plans to continue reviewing license applications and holding hearings, and final action is “the only licensing milestone that the staff will be unable to complete” before the waste rule is issued, according to documents posted today on NRC website.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington  ruled on June 8 that NRC rules on storage failed to fully evaluate risks and new standards must be drafted. The agency on Aug. 7 suspended final decisions pending the reassessment.

October 20, 2012 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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