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Monday
Jun102019

New Mexico governor opposes "temporary" radioactive waste storage in her state

The Associated Press is reporting that "New Mexico's governor said Friday she's opposed to plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a multibillion-dollar facility in her state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the U.S.

"In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the interim storage of high-level radioactive waste poses significant and unacceptable risks to residents, the environment and the region's economy."

Beyond Nuclear is actively engaged in opposing this "centralized interim storage" dump, known as CIS. More details about our on-going legal fight to stop Holtec and its CIS plans are in this earlier story, here.

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