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Wednesday
Jun052019

Environmentalist groups appeal federal licensing of nuclear waste facility near Carlsbad

As reported by the Carlsbad Current Argus:

The opposition filed its appeals to that decision on Monday.

Diane Curran, lawyer for Beyond Nuclear — a Maryland-based environmentalist group leading the opposition — questioned the legality of the denial and of Holtec’s application.

“The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board’s decision is legally erroneous, because there are no exceptions to the clear mandates of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and Administrative Procedure Act. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission must make its decisions in accordance with the law,” Curran said.

“Beyond Nuclear therefore seeks reversal of the licensing board, and also respectfully requests the Commission to order immediate denial of Holtec’s license application to the extent that it violates the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.”