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Illinois v. Kerr-McGee Corp.

Citation: 12 ELR 20623
No. Nos. 81-1110, -1152, 677 F.2d 571/(7th Cir., 05/04/1982)

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing two district court opinions, holds that the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) confers exclusive jurisdiction upon the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to regulate radiation hazards but preserves state and local authority to regulate non-radiation hazards.The court first rules that the state of Illinois' c...

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