Atomic Energy Commission is not required to find absolute assurance of safety to issue nuclear facility-operating licenses.

May 2, 2011

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393 United StatesAbsolute certainty or “complete,” “entire,” or “perfect,” assurance of safety is not required for issuance of facility-operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under provisions of Atomic Energy Act requiring Atomic Energy Commission to determine that there will be adequate protection to the health and safety of the public before issuing a license.
Nader v. Ray, 363 F. Supp. 946 (D.D.C. 1973)