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Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a state law banning uranium mining on private lands in Virginia. A mining company argued the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) preempted the law and reserved to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) alone the...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied an environmental group's petition challenging NRC's decision not to allow the group to intervene in the license renewal proceeding for a nuclear power station located 35 miles outside of Philadelphia. The group...

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit upheld an NRC order transferring regulatory authority over decommissioning activities at a former aluminum production plant to the state of New Jersey under the Atomic Energy Act. New Jersey’s regulatory regime is...

Boeing Co. v. Movassaghi

The Ninth Circuit invalidated a California law that prescribes cleanup standards for radioactive contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former federal nuclear testing facility near Los Angeles. The law, Senate Bill 990,...

Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee LLC v. Shumlin

The Second Circuit upheld a lower court's permanent injunction barring the state of Vermont from bringing an enforcement action, or taking other action, to...

Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC v. Shumlin

A district court issued a permanent injunction barring the state of Vermont from bringing an enforcement action, or taking other action, to compel the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to shut down after its license expires on March...

New Jersey Environmental Federation v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

The Third Circuit denied environmental groups' petition for review of an NRC decision granting a license renewal for...

Boeing Co. v. Robinson

A district court held unconstitutional California legislation (SB 990) that prescribes cleanup rules that apply only to a former...

Morris v. NRC

In denying a petition for review, the Tenth Circuit held that the NRC did not violate the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) or NEPA when it issued a license to a company to conduct in situ leach mining for uranium on four sites in northwest New...

Dumontier v. Schlumberger Tech. Corp.

The Ninth Circuit held that the subcellular alteration of a plaintiff's deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), without pain or interference with bodily functions, is not a bodily injury within the meaning of the Price-Anderson Act. The Price-...