Appeals Court Rejects Challenges to Georgia Nuclear Power Plant Expansion

On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the petition of several environmental groups to delay the permitting of two new units at the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia.  The petitioners sought to delay the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s grant of combined construction and operating licenses to ensure that the units’ environmental statement reflected recommendations made by an NRC-commissioned task force formed after the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.  The court of appeals found “no merit” in any of the petitioners’ contentions.  For more details, click here.

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