By DAVID MCCOY
The HOLTEC site that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow for “interim storage” of 10,000 tons of nuclear reactor waste is a location for disaster.
According to the N.M. Environment Department, the location was not chosen for environmental safety but rather because it was “privately owned, near highways and other federal land.” Further, the NRC environmental statement ignores the geology and hydrology of the site that is riddled with playas, sinkholes, fractured bedrock, subject to subsidence and hydrologic transport of radioactive waste to groundwater.
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