The states of Vermont and New York are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do a more thorough study of the impacts of storing spent nuclear fuel on the grounds of nuclear power plants.
The Wednesday federal court filing from the two states is part of a process by the NRC that is soliciting comments on nuclear waste storage.
Vermont is home to one nuclear power plant. New York hosts six reactors at four locations.
Last June, a federal appeals court said the NRC should complete a detailed environmental review of on-site storage or explain why one is not needed.
In their filing, the states argue the NRC should consider whether licensing and relicensing reactors makes sense in light of the long-term effect of onsite spent fuel storage.
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