November 16, 2012. Federal court to hear appeal from NIRS, 8 other groups, on AP 1000 reactor design and Vogtle licensing on Monday, November 19. Busloads of people from Vogtle area are coming in....
August 7, 2012. NRC rules in favor of intervenor groups (including NIRS): suspends final decisions on licenses for all new reactors and license renewals until waste confidence rule--overturned by federal court--is addressed.
April 30, 2012: 94 organizations urge Senate to reject possible re-nomination of Kristine Svinicki to NRC. Press release. Text of letter.
February 13, 2012: Rep. Markey (D-Mass.) tells Energy Secretary Steven Chu to hold off on approval of Vogtle nuclear loan guarantees until entire program is revamped.
February 9, 2012: Text of NRC order granting a Construction/Operating license to two reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia, the first construction license granted by NRC since 1978. Includes strong dissenting opinion from NRC Chairman Greg Jaczko, who voted against the license.