High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Legal Hearing, Mon., Aug. 29–5th Circuit Court
August 28, 2022
Thank you to Karen Hadden of the SEED Coalition in Austin, TX for the following alert:
LISTEN TO the TX versus NRC legal case Monday morning!
The State of Texas, Fasken Land and Minerals Company and the Permian Basin Land and Royalty Owners are suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in federal appeals court, opposing the license it granted in Sept 2021 to ISP (Interim Storage Partners) for irradiated (spent) nuclear fuel and Greater-Than-Class C radioactive waste in Andrews County, Texas. The waste would be stored above ground at the Waste Control Specialists currently operating “low-level’ radioactive waste site.
An oral hearing will be held by the 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans at 9 AM Central time on Monday, August 29th.
The TX vs NRC hearing is first and will be very short, with 20 minutes per side.
Below the list of hearings, you’ll find links to listen live. You can also listen to a recording later. (#2 and 3)
…SEED Coalition, Public Citizen and Sierra Club are still involved in a legal case against the licensing of the high-level radioactive waste dump in Texas, but our case is in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Our case has not been heard there yet.
[Below, in chronological order, are various written Briefs previously filed in this 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case…
INITIAL BRIEF OF PETITIONERS FASKEN LAND AND MINERALS, LTD. and PERMIAN BASIN LAND AND ROYALTY OWNERS (February 7, 2022, 73 pages):
BRIEF FOR STATE [OF TEXAS] PETITIONERS (February 7, 2022, 60 pages):
BRIEF FOR FEDERAL RESPONDENTS (April 18, 2022, 108 pages):
BRIEF OF INTERVENOR INTERIM STORAGE PARTNERS, LLC (April 25, 2022, 79 pages):
REPLY BRIEF FOR STATE [OF TEXAS] PETITIONERS (May 16, 2022, 32 pages):
REPLY BRIEF OF PETITIONERS FASKEN LAND AND MINERALS, LTD. and PERMIAN BASIN LAND AND ROYALTY OWNERS (May 16, 2022, 64 pages):
BRIEF FOR FEDERAL RESPONDENTS (June 6, 2022, 95 pages):
FEDERAL RESPONDENTS’ ADDENDUM OF STATUTES AND REGULATIONS (June 6, 2022, 47 pages):
State of Texas letter to 5th Circuit Court, re: U.S. Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia versus EPA (July 6, 2022, 47 pages):
Federal Respondents’ and Intervenor Interim Storage Partners, LLC’s UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEFING (July 11, 2022, 5 pages):
7 11 22 NRC 5th Circuit Unopposed_motion_for_leave_(7-11-22).DOCX - 2022.07.11 NRC Motion for Supp Briefing (5th Cir.)
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