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Albuquerque City Council oppose waste storage project

Albuquerque City Council oppose waste storage project

The Associated Press
May 28, 2018 01:02 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque City Council is opposing the transportation of radioactive waste by railway through the city for temporary storage in southeastern New Mexico.

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The Albuquerque Journal reports that city councilors voted 4-3 to voice their opposition to storing spent fuel in a facility in Lea County, halfway between Carlsbad and Hobbs.

The vote was a reaction to a company's application for a license to store up to 100,000 tons of spent nuclear reactor fuel in a temporary in-ground storage facility.

Holtec International has applied for a 40-year license with Nuclear Regulatory Commission to store thousands of metric tons of nuclear waste at the site.

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