EPA, NRC Craft MOU To Clarify Powers To Regulate Uranium Mining

May 14, 2019
EPA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) officials are discussing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would clarify the agencies' authorities to regulate uranium mining, signaling EPA may give further concessions to the NRC that could limit the agency's power to set groundwater protection standards for the sector. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and NRC Chairman Kristine Svinicki have each told Congress in recent testimony that the agencies are in talks on a possible MOU on uranium in-situ recovery (ISR), an EPA...

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