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New Mexico Presses US to Develop Other Nuclear Waste Sites (1)

Dec. 20, 2022, 6:17 PMUpdated: Dec. 20, 2022, 9:48 PM

New Mexico will be “unwavering” in sticking to proposed new conditions on a federal underground nuclear waste repository, a state official said, including one that revokes the facility’s permit should Congress expand its disposal limit.

The state is demanding the Energy Department and its site contractor, Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, furnish an accurate inventory of all remaining wastes awaiting clean-up and emplacement at the site and an annual report detailing the agency’s progress toward siting another repository in another state.

The draft hazardous waste operating permit and fact sheet, released Tuesday by the New Mexico Environment Department, comes as ...