In a petition for review of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's denial of rulemaking petitions filed by Massachusetts and California, the petition is denied where the Commission gave due consideration to the relevant studies, and thus the court was required to defer to their expertise in determining the proper risk level associated with the storage of nuclear material in spent fuel pools.
Argued: October 23, 2009
Decided: December 21, 2009
Matthew Brock and Martha Coakley, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
James E. Adler, Stephen G. Burns, John F. Cordes, Jr. and Sean D. Croston, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC