The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will initiate hearings on the renewal of Entergy Corp.'s New York-based Indian Point nuclear power plant on October 15, Reuters reports.
Nuclear industry officials say current restrictions are stifling the ability of U.S. companies to sell equipment and technology abroad as domestic demand for reactors drops, Bloomberg reports.
An engineer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is accusing the agency of hiding information from the public about the safety preparedness of nuclear reactors located downstream of dams, The Hill reports.
Spent nuclear fuel is piling up at facilities around the country at a rate of 2,000 metric tons a year, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.
New storage and containment facilities for the radioactive materials sometimes need 15 to 40 years before they are ready to start accepting spent fuel, the report said.