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Groups Charge New Rules Eliminate Public Participation

The advocacy organizations Public Citizen and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service will be arguing in a Boston court that new Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rules intended to increase "efficiency" in nuclear reactor licensing.
September 17, 2004, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The rules do not just impinge on the rights of activists and organizations to participate in the process and raise objections, but also recently prevented the State of New Mexico "potentially home to a uranium enrichment plant...from raising important radioactive waste management issues in legal proceedings concerning the proposed plant, after submitting what the NRC considered to be an incomplete petition under the new, compressed timeline."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Monday, September 13, 2004 in Public Citizen
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