Petition Filed To Challenge Environmental Review For Relicensing Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), we filed a petition last week before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking the waiver of an NRC regulation that would otherwise preclude NRDC from challenging the relicensing of the Limerick nuclear power plant outside Philadelphia.  NRDC seeks to insure that the NRC fully considers the best ways to mitigate against the impacts of severe accidents at the plant, and obtaining the waiver would be an initial step in that process.