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New Mexico bans spent fuel storage
New Mexico on Friday legalized a ban on the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state, potentially complicating Holtec International’s proposal to build a spent-fuel storage depot there. On Friday, the state House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 53 by a margin of 35 to 28. Gov. Michelle Lujan (D) signed the bill the same day, enacted a ban against spent fuel storage facilities to which New Mexico has not “consented to or concurred,” according to the text of the new law. The law does not stop there; it also bans construction of a spent-fuel storage facility in New Mexico until “a permanent repository is in operation.” In the state…
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