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Interim storage could last decades — or centuries
In a meeting with state lawmakers in New Mexico last week, a Holtec International executive sought to allay fears that the company’s proposed spent fuel storage facility in Eddy County would become a permanent repository for nuclear waste. “Interim storage — and it is interim — will be measured in decades,” Ed Mayer, the project lead for Holtec’s proposed interim storage site said in Hobbs, N.M., during a Sept. 1 meeting of the New Mexico legislature’s interim joint Science, Technology and Telecommunications Committee. “By license, this is interim storage, it cannot be a permanent repository ... [i]t's not designed to be a permanent repository.” Holtec’s proposed consolidated interim storage facility…
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