New Mexico officials are blasting a preliminary federal recommendation to license Holtec International’s proposed nuclear waste storage project in the state.
The state has “grave concerns” about a Nuclear Regulatory Commission analysis that failed to consider geological, environmental justice, and other issues, according to the New Mexico Environment Department cabinet secretary, James Kenney.
- Comments on the commission’s draft environmental impact statement were due Tuesday.
- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) also told the commission in a letter that it failed to consider “significant environmental and economic concerns” of the proposal, such as risks to New Mexico’s prolific oil and gas region. ...