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NRC Accepts and Dockets PRM Related to Environmental Impacts of Spent Fuel Storage

The NRC has received and accepted a petition for rulemaking (“PRM”) from 34 Environmental Organizations dated February 18, 2014.  The petitioner requests that the NRC revise its regulations and consider, in all pending and future reactor licensing and re-licensing decisions, new and significant information bearing on the environmental impacts of high-density spent fuel storage in reactor pools and the costs and benefits for avoiding or mitigating those impacts.  The PRM is available as of May 1, 2014 and the NRC is not instituting a public comment period at this time.  

To access the Federal Register notice, click here.

To access the PRM, click here.