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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

In re Aiken County

The D.C. Circuit ordered NRC to resume processing of DOE's pending license application to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act requires NRC to issue a final decision approving or disapproving the...

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit held that NRC's transfer of authority to New Jersey over nuclear materials within the state was arbitrary and capricious. The NRC may transfer regulatory authority over classes of nuclear materials located within a...

Brodsky v. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Second Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the NRC in a case challenging its grant of an exemption to the Indian Point nuclear power plant from compliance with certain...

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...

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Ninth Circuit, in a case concerning the NRC's approval of a proposed interim spent fuel storage installation at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, held that the NRC's refusal to grant a nonprofit group access to sensitive...

Honeywell International, Inc. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit vacated an NRC decision in which it refused to consider the value of a company's "goodwill" in determining whether the company was exempt from certain financial requirements necessary for the decommissioning of a...

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted a petition challenging the NRC's transfer of regulatory authority over nuclear material to the state of New Jersey. Before transferring authority to a state, the NRC must find that the state's regulatory...

Public Citizen v. NRC

The Ninth Circuit denied a petition for review of the NRC's refusal to include the threat of air attacks in its revised "design basis threat" rule, initially promulgated to protect nuclear power reactors from industrial sabotage. In...

Massachusetts v. United States

The First Circuit denied Massachusetts' petition for review of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) order denying its request to participate directly in a re-licensing proceeding of two nuclear energy plants as a "party" before the...

National Whistleblower Ctr. v. NRC

The court upholds a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision denying an interest group's request to intervene in a nuclear power plant's license renewal proceeding. The court first holds that the NRC properly adopted an unavoidable...