NRC panel to hear from tribe on Minn. nuclear plant's extension

12/26/2012 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will consider some of the concerns raised by the Prairie Island Indian Community about Xcel Energy's request to extend its used nuclear fuel storage license at its Prairie Island nuclear plant in Minnesota for 40 years. "We are dealing with regulations that were established 30 years ago for what everybody thought would be 10 to 20 years of storage," said Phil Mahowald, the community's general counsel. Xcel reiterated its interest in "holding the federal government accountable for removing used nuclear fuel from the plant site."

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