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New nuclear waste storage facility may open in NM

Ryan Laughlin
Updated: June 09, 2021 05:09 PM
Created: January 21, 2019 11:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hear arguments Wednesday about allowing Holtec International to obtain a permit to open a radioactive waste storage facility between Hobbs and Carlsbad.

Opponents of the nuclear waste facility met Tuesday to discuss its potential dangers.

They say the proposed dump site would be the world's largest.

Even though, they say, there's no opportunity for public comment, they want people who are challenging the license application to show up to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting.

"We are not here as environmentalists or just as activists and advocates, we are here as human beings,” Leona Morgan, co-founder of the Nuclear Issues Study Group. “What we do to the earth, we're going to do to, not just ourselves, but more so our future generations and we're not going to let that happen."

Wednesday's meeting will be held at the State Bar of New Mexico at 5121 Masthead NE from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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