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Aug012019

Opposition mounts against Holtec's CISF: FASKEN OIL AND RANCH AND PERMIAN BASIN LAND AND ROYALTY OWNERS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A NEW CONTENTION

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For immediate release: August 1, 2019

Contact: Kevin Kamps, radioactive waste specialist, Beyond Nuclear, kevin@beyondnuclear.org, (240) 462-3216

 

Opposition mounts against Holtec International/Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance scheme for de facto permanent surface storage of 173,600 metric tons of highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel in southeastern New Mexico:


FASKEN OIL AND RANCH AND PERMIAN BASIN LAND AND ROYALTY OWNERS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A NEW CONTENTION

 
 
TAKOMA PARK, MD -- As a courtesy, Beyond Nuclear is sharing a MOTION, filed by Fasken Oil and Ranch, and Permian Basin Land and Royalty Owners, posted online here. The MOTION was filed today in the Holtec/ELEA consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) license application proceeding before the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Robert V. Eye of Lawrence, KS serves as Fasken and PBLRO legal counsel.

Like Fasken, and PBLRO, Beyond Nuclear is an official party in opposition to the Holtec/ELEA proposal. Beyond Nuclear's legal counsel are Diane Curran of Washington, D.C., and Mindy Goldstein of Atlanta, GA.

So too are Sierra Club, the largest and oldest environmental organization in the U.S. (represented by legal counsel Wally Taylor of Cedar Rapds, IA), as well as a seven-group, nationwide, grassroots environmetal coalition ("Don't Waste Michigan, et al.," represented by legal counsel Terry Lodge of Toledo, OH).

For more background information on this, and the closely related Waste Control Specialsts/Interim Storage Partners CISF targeting Andrews County, Texas (for an additional 40,000 MT of irradiated nuclear fuel, just 39 miles from the Holtec/ELEA CISF site in NM), please visit Beyond Nuclear's CENTRALIZED STORAGE website section (posted in backwards chronological order).

As with the highly controversial Yucca Mountain, Nevada permanent disposal scheme, the TX and/or NM CISFs, if licensed, constructed, and operated, would launch unprecedented thousands, or even tens of thousands, of shipments of high-level radioactive waste, lasting decades. Shipments, by road, rail, and barge, would pass through most states, many major cities, and the vast majority of U.S. congressional districts (see 2017 documents). The high risks have led to opponents long dubbing such shipments "Mobile Chernobyls," "Floating Fukushimas," and "Dirty Bombs on Wheels." See Beyond Nuclear's NUCLEAR WASTE TRANSPORTATION website section for more information.


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