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NRC issues draft EIA for Holtec storage facility New Mexico

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a draft environmental impact statement for a proposed consolidated interim storage facility in New Mexico.

The draft statement includes the NRC staff’s preliminary recommendation that there are no environmental impacts that would preclude the NRC from issuing a license for environmental reasons.

Holtec International is planning to build a subterranean fuel storage facility called Hi-Store in southeastern New Mexico.

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