Alaina Mencinger and Dan McKay of the Albuquerque Journal report on a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in New Mexico.
- After five years of review, Holtec has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build a temporary storage facility for spent nuclear fuel on private lands near Hobbs, New Mexico.
- New Mexico’s governor has already signed legislation to block the project, which Holtec may challenge through legislation or litigation.
- Hobbs’ mayor and its residents are in favor of the spent fuel facility and have accurately labeled it as a safe and secure option for handling spent nuclear fuel.
- NIMBYism and government-imposed roadblocks are stifling innovation and clean energy progress.