Anna Knecht


This Student Note assesses Congress and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “new” nuclear licensing scheme by way of comparison with the old, two-step process under which the industry endured an era of dormancy lasting nearly forty years. With a focus on the novel ITAAC review process, this Note argues that while the Part 52 process is superior to its predecessor, certain significant issues (articulated herein) must be resolved before the new regulatory framework can support the economic, environmental, safety, and other advantages it aims to achieve.



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