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Holtec’s proposed nuclear storage facility of little benefit to New Mexico

“There is no guarantee that high-level nuclear waste can be safely transported to and through New Mexico.”

“There is no guarantee that this site will truly be ‘interim’ and won’t become the permanent dumping ground for our nation’s nuclear waste.”

“I’ve never understood what the rationale was for transporting this nuclear waste for these many miles all the way down to New Mexico. I don’t have an answer as to why it can’t be stored close to where it was created,”

“We really have to think about our land use, to think about being able to build other kinds of businesses that don’t end up spoiling the land and air,”


November 21, 2019 - Posted by | business and costs, USA, wastes


  1. Why not reopen the discussion of Yucca Mountain, there is also a mountain which was discussed in Oregon or California, and since it apparently has been shut down what about Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. Furthermore, this radioactivity HAS been transported across this nation via air, semi trucks AND train. Where have you politicians been?

    Comment by Carol-Lee:Bohannon | November 21, 2019 | Reply

  2. It is not radioactivity. It is radionuclides. 50 lbs of unahielded used fuel rods, contain enough Stronstium 90 , Cesium 137, Cobalt 60 to kill a person 30 feet away, in 20 minutes.
    All of those radionuclides, generate their own heat. Plutonium catches fire quite easily.. Storing the material in shoddy 5-8 inch thick 20 ton casks, close together, outside, is the worst thing they can do.
    Most of the 96 embrittled, cracked reactors in america, are way past due, being shut down. They produce many tons of the aforementioned materials, annualy. Why not shut them down, so no more is produced?

    Worse yet they are importing these same casks from other countries, to store dangerously above ground in Texas and New Mexico.

    Comment by ct | November 22, 2019 | Reply

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