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Federal court rules against NRC on waste storage at nuclear plants

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RED WING - The United States Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Friday a decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to store radioactive waste at nuclear power plants for 60 years after they close.

According to a previous version of the Waste Confidence Decision, waste would be stored at the plants for 30 years after closing. But an amendment made by the NRC in December of 2010 doubled the time period.

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