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Holtec/ELEA CISF oral argument pre-hearings to be held in Albuquerque, Jan. 23-24

The three-administrative law judge Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP) appointed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the Holtec International/Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance irradiated nuclear fuel centralized interim storage facility (CISF) license application proceeding has ordered that oral argument pre-hearings will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, beginning on Wed., Jan. 23, and continuing on Thurs., Jan. 24 if needed. The pre-hearings are open to the public, so please spread the word to anyone you know in northern New Mexico -- attendance by concerned citizens in support of our opposition to this CISF would be very valuable!

The pre-hearings will address "standing and contention admissibility." A broad coalition has filed legal interventions: Beyond Nuclear (represented by legal counsel Diane Curran and Mindy Goldstein); Sierra Club (represented by legal counsel Wally Taylor); Aliance for Environmental Strategies (represented by legal counsel Nancy Simmons); and a seven-group environmental coalition, spanning coast to coast (represented by legal counsel Terry Lodge).