NRDC Intervenes in the Limerick Nuclear Plant Operating License Renewal Application, Citing Obsolete Accident Mitigation Study

Legal Filings
November 28, 2011

NRDC filed petitions with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to become interveners in Exelon Generation Company’s application to renew the operating license for the Limerick Generating Station, located 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Due to an inappropriate exemption received from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Exelon seeks to re-license Limerick to operate until the middle of this century without updating safety studies that date back to the 1980s. The NRDC petitions contend that Exelon’s license renewal application is deficient because it relies on outdated and insufficient safety and risk information and fails to fully consider the alternatives to re-licensing Limerick as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).