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Author Griffith, K. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ♦ SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS ♦ CALIFORNIA ♦ NUCLEAR POWER ♦ PUBLIC POLICY ♦ RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT ♦ ECONOMICS ♦ CASE LAW ♦ LAWSUITS ♦ REGULATIONS ♦ FEDERAL REGION IX ♦ LAWS ♦ MANAGEMENT ♦ NORTH AMERICA ♦ POWER ♦ USA ♦ WASTE MANAGEMENT 290600* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy ♦ Nuclear Power PlantsEconomics
Abstract The Court's decision that California's moratorium on construction of new nuclear power plants is consistent with the Atomic Energy Act and outside the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The ruling confirms that states have the power to use economic considerations as a way to regulate nuclear power development until there is an adequate federal plan for waste disposal. The Pacific Legal Foundation's winning case defines the legal strategy available to those opposed to nuclear power. Inflation and high interest rates could keep economic arguments viable even after the waste problem is solved. 55 references. (DCK)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1982-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Nat. Resour. J.
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 3


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