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Nuclear Waste Storage Options Elusive as Plants Decommission

April 24, 2019, 9:31 AM

Holtec International Corp. is planning to decommission a nuclear power plant in New York—but, as with other shuttered plants, a big challenge is finding where to put the waste.

Holtec will need to store spent nuclear fuel on-site at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan, N.Y., until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the company’s plans for a temporary storage facility in New Mexico, or until the Department of Energy removes the waste, according to Holtec. The company announced the move involving an Entergy Corp. subsidiary on April 16.

The capacity of the temporary ...