Federal appeals court upholds renewal license for oldest nuclear plant

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] Thursday upheld [opinion, PDF] the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website] decision to renew the operating license of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant. The court held the NRC did not abuse its discretion in renewing the license for another 10 years for the 40-year-old New Jersey plant. The New Jersey Environmental Federation (NJEF) [advocacy website] challenged the NRC procedures used to approve the renewal, seeking to…

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