The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant here in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Today the Appellate Court tossed out the NRC’s “Waste Confidence Decision,” which essentially was the NRC’s statement that they were confident that the nuclear waste problem will be solved (as if!) so let’s just carry on and not worry about it.  The Appellate Court said, in essence, WE DON’T THINK SO:

Court of Appeals – 11-1045 – Waste Confidence Decision

Here’s the latest version of the Waste Confidence Decision that they’re rejecting:

75 FR 81032 – Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation

All I can say is, IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!   And no way will the utilities go for this, so off to the Supreme Court we go!