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U.S. govt wants more information on Holtec’s proposed nuclear waste storage project 

U.S. seeks more info on proposed nuclear waste storage project  Associated Press , 16 Oct 18  HOBBS — Federal regulators are seeking more information from developers who have proposed building a storage facility at a site in southeastern New Mexico for spent fuel from commercial reactors around the United States.

Holtec International, a New Jersey-based company specializing in nuclear storage, has applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to construct the nuclear waste storage facility about 35 miles east of Carlsbad.

The Hobbs News-Sun reported that the commission staff is conducting a detailed security review of Holtec’s security and safeguards plan for the proposed $2.4 billion storage facility.

According to a letter sent to Holtec last week, the staff determined more information is necessary for its review.

New Mexico-based Holtec spokesman Gerges Scott said the questions were anticipated and Holtec is preparing responses.

October 18, 2018 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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