NEI backs NRC's schedule for used-fuel storage rule

01/7/2013 | SNL Financial (free content)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's timeline for developing a new rule for waste confidence is realistic, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. The agency hopes to complete the rule by September 2014, but several environmental groups said more time is needed to collect key data on the possible environmental effects of used-fuel storage. Maintaining the deadline is an "essential objective," as it affects final licensing decisions for reactor projects, NEI said.

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