The Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley's request that the agency postpone hearings about Entergy's license-renewal bid for the Pilgrim nuclear plant. Coakley has expressed concerns about the storage of used fuel rods at the facility. "The NRC continues to carefully evaluate changes to U.S. nuclear power plants in response to the events at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors," said NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan.

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