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Disposing of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material Wastes: A Legal Strategy

Editors' Summary: Naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), which exists at very low levels throughout nature, is found in significant concentrations in over 50 common industrial wastes. EPA estimates that U.S. industry...

Prescott v. United States

The court holds that a district court properly denied the government's summary judgment motion on the basis of the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) in a consolidated action by 220 individuals...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Watkins

The court holds that the district court erred in holding that environmental groups lack standing in their Federal Water Pollution Control Act citizen suit challenging the Department of Energy's (DOE's) proposed reopening of a nuclear...

Naturally Occurring Radioactiave Material: Regulators Should Look Before They Leap

Editors' Summary: The Atomic Energy Act does not regulate a variety of substances that occur routinely in nature or that may become radioactively enhanced through human activity. These substances, known as naturally occurring...