spent nuclear fuel

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is rejecting calls from watchdog groups and some U.S. senators to speed up moving spent nuclear fuel from the pools where most of it is stored now to dry casks.

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.