The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected several petitions to suspend reviews of U.S. nuclear power generators until the agency had completed its reviews of possible implications for U.S. reactors after the Fukushima nuclear emergency in March.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected petitions by state Attorney General Martha Coakley, Pilgrim Watch and other groups to stop NRC decisions and proceedings until the agency had completed its reviews of possible implications for U.S. reactors, including a petition to suspend the Pilgrim nuclear power plant's license renewal review. Pilgrim Watch, a nuclear power watchdog group led by Duxbury's Mary Lampbert, has submitted several petitions to the NRC since Pilgrim owner Entergy began the relicensing process more than three years ago. Most of those petitions have been rejected. Read the NRC's full decision below.