Metropolitan Edison Company v. People Against Nuclear Energy
January 4, 2018
Are the arguments presented by PANE regarding the health repercussions of reopening
the nuclear plants sufficient to prevent the reopening of the hazardous plants?
Yes. As identified by PANE, reopening of the nuclear plants poses a threat to the
people and their psychological health as well in the case of another accident. The
nuclear plants also pose a threat to the safety of the environment and as a result, in
accordance to NEPA, there is sufficient evidence to prevent the reopening of the plants.
Can the allowance of operation of nuclear power plants by the federal government be
regarded to be socially responsible?
Yes. It is socially responsible for the federal government to allow for the running as well
as operation of power plants. Although nuclear plants present health hazards in case of
an accident, their existence plays a fundamental role in the overall functioning of the
country and the economy as well. The country requires nuclear weapons for its defense
and as a result, it is imperative for the federal government to allow existence of the
Does the reopening of the nuclear plants comply with both NEPA as well as the Atomic
Energy Act that require NRC to take into cons...