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NRC Staff Seeks Public Comment on Technical Approach for Second License Renewals

The NRC Staff recently published proposed guidance documents for Second License Renewal—a significant milestone in the path toward extending the licensed life of nuclear plants from 60 years to 80 years—but some of the...more

"Department of Energy Announces Significant Changes to the US Controls on Exports of Unclassified Nuclear Technology and...

In the first comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. controls on exports of unclassified nuclear technology and assistance in nearly 30 years, the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has...more

DOE Revises Regulations on Nuclear Technology Exports

The revised rules (10 C.F.R. Part 810) that govern “Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities” will take effect on March 25. After almost three and a half years, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) new Part 810...more

The Atomic Energy Act Preempts Vermont’s Efforts To Close Vermont Yankee: Sometimes, Legislative Intent Is Just Too Clear To...

Last week, in Entergy v. Shumlin, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals largely struck down Vermont’s efforts to close Vermont Yankee. Although three separate Vermont statutes were at issue, and Entergy made both preemption and...more

The NRC’s Foreign Ownership Policy: Charting a New Course for the 21st Century

In spite of the growing globalization of the nuclear energy industry, the prohibition on foreign ownership, control or domination (FOCD) of U.S. nuclear power plants has substantially hindered foreign investment in new U.S....more

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