NRC Reverses Course On "Exemptions" To Fire Safety Rules At Indian Point
NEW YORK - Richard Brodsky, plaintiff and lead attorney in the major litigation on nuclear fire safety Brodsky v. NRC today released the following statement concerning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's denial of "exemptions" to fire safety requirements at Indian Point. Brodsky v. NRC is the leading legal challenge to the illegal NRC practice of "exempting" nuclear plants from binding safety requirements. It is currently awaiting oral argument before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. The Sierra Club-Atlantic Chapter is a co-plantiff in Brodsky v. NRC.
Today's decision is the beginning of the end for the dangerous practice by Entergy and the NRC of using illegal 'exemption' to allow Indian Point and other reactors across the nation to operate in violation of crucial fire safety requirements of their license.