Description: Challenge to license renewals for the Turkey Point nuclear generating station in Florida.
Friends of the Earth v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/27/2020 Brief Download Initial brief filed by petitioners. Petitioners Argued that License Renewals for Nuclear Plant Failed to Account for Changing Climate Conditions. Petitioners challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) license renewals for the Turkey Point nuclear generating station in Florida filed their initial brief. The renewals extend Turkey Point’s operating time into the 2050s. The petitioners’ arguments include that the “freshening plan” for protecting groundwater was not effective in drier and hotter conditions and that changing climate conditions would worsen the situation. The petitioners also contended that NRC failed to model anticipated climate conditions in its analysis of groundwater impacts even though it had modeled climate impacts in an earlier environmental impact statement for different reactor units.