Natural Resources Defense Council says Exelon’s nuclear license renewal application is deficient

    As Limerick Generating Station awaits a license renewal from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Natural Resources Defense Council has stepped in to intervene on the process.

    “Exelon’s license renewal application is deficient because it relies on outdated and insufficient safety and risk information and fails to fully consider the alternatives to re-licensing Limerick as required by the National Environmental Policy Act,” a release from the nonprofit says.


    The NRDC says the NRC issued an “inappropriate exemption” to Limerick regarding Exelon’s outdated accident mitigation study. NRDC wants a an updated study as part of the license renewal process.

    Petitions have been filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to allow NRDC to become an intervenor in Exelon’s renewal application.

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