GSN, Jan. 27).
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has yet to determine if the Obama
administration has taken suitable steps to cancel a prior Energy
Department request to move forward with the project (see GSN, July 6, 2011). No progress on the plan is possible minus an NRC ruling or action on Capitol Hill.
South Carolina and Washington state are pursuing a lawsuit because the
Energy Department had "unilaterally" withdrawn its authorization
request, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said on Monday.
"They're not enforcing the law that was passed."