Board dismisses request to delay relicensing of Seabrook plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license-renewal procedures for NextEra Energy's Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire should not be delayed by the review of the Fukushima Daiichi incident, the NRC'S Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruled. The request from nuclear-safety groups to delay the ruling until the Japan report is completed is "premature" and "speculation," the board said.

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