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Court Wants Answers on NJ Nuke Plant Safety

W-NBC 6 p.m. News

March 22, 2011

Peter Verniero, Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Internal Investigations and Appellate Practice Groups and former New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice, was interviewed by W-NBC television’s Brian Thompson about recent actions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit regarding the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to renew the license of New Jersey’s Oyster Creek plant, the oldest nuclear facility in the U.S. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals sent letters to the Nuclear Regulatory Committee asking “what impact, if any, the damages from the earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station have on the propriety of granting the license renewal application (for Oyster Creek)?” When commenting on the Court’s actions, Peter Verniero explained “The Court is in a very transparent way making sure it is educated on this issue.”