Activists are taking their opposition to a proposed interim storage site for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel in southeast New Mexico on the road.
Representatives from various groups gathered near Downtown Albuquerque on Monday to kick off a statewide “Halt Holtec” tour featuring an inflatable rendition of the cask that would be used to transport waste to the site located between Carlsbad and Hobbs in Lea County.
Holtec International is seeking to build a facility that would store spent nuclear fuel until a permanent repository is built.
” … I look at this place as the birthplace of nuclear colonialism,” Leona Morgan, co-founder of the Nuclear Issues Study Group, said of the state. “New Mexico has been targeted for far too long as a national sacrifice zone for radioactive contamination.”