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Centralized Storage

With the scientifically unsound proposed Yucca Mountain radioactive waste dump now canceled, the danger of "interim" storage threatens. This means that radioactive waste could be "temporarily" parked in open air lots, vulnerable to accident and attack, while a new repository site is sought.

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Monday
Jul222019

Trump Wants Immigrants to ‘Go Back.’ Native Americans Don’t.

An op-ed in the New York Times by Deb Haaland, a Democratic U.S. representative from New Mexico, one of the first two Native American women ever elected to Congress, just last November.

U.S. Rep. Haaland spoke out strongly against the Holtec/ELEA CISF last month. The dump is targeted at Hispanic communities, on traditional Native American land, near the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in southeaster New Mexico.

Friday
Jul192019

NIRS telebriefing: Voices from the Frontlines of Nuclear Waste

As announced by Diane D'Arrigo of NIRS:

Posted July 19, 2019

NIRS Tele-Briefing

Residents of Texas and New Mexico are facing down the nation’s radioactive waste corporations and Congressional leaders who want to put massive, new nuclear dumps in their communities.

In this national briefing recorded on July 18, 2019, you will hear from frontline organizers about the steps they are taking to STOP NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS in TEXAS and NEW MEXICO and the “Mobile Chernobyl” shipments they would trigger, as well as next steps needed to stop the US Congress from changing the law to make these dangerous plans legal.

Speakers:

  • Rose Gardner – Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES), New Mexico
  • David Rosen – Midland, Texas
  • Don Hancock – Southwest Research and Information Center
  • MODERATOR: Diane D’Arrigo – NIRS Radioactive Waste Project Director

Audio Player    https://www.nirs.org/voices-from-the-frontlines-of-nuclear-waste/

 

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Tuesday
Jul162019

Pilgrim Watch Motion to File a New Contention, re: Holtec trustworthiness, reliability, and character (vis-a-vis allegation of bribery attempts, and more)

See the July 16, 2019 Motion filed by environmental watch-dog organization Pilgrim Watch, in the context of Holtec International/SNC-Lavalin's takeover of the permanently shutdown Pilgrim atomic reactor license for decommissioning and irradiated nuclear fuel management purposes.

Thursday
Jul112019

NRC Preliminary Hearings re: Andrews County, TX Nuke Dump Proposal

Nick Maxwell of Protect Lea County has video recorded the entire two-day U.S. NRC ASLB proceeding in Midland, TX, re: the WCS/ISP CISF license application.

See the recordings here.

Thursday
Jul112019

Nuclear Regulatory Commission hears arguments on possible Andrews facility