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Lack of New Mexico say in nuclear waste project draws ire


August 3, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chair of a New Mexico legislative committee that monitors radioactive and hazardous materials in the state says he finds it troubling Attorney General Hector Balderas has concluded the state cannot legally stop a New Jersey-based company from the building a nuclear waste storage facility.

Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, said Wednesday the state should have a say about the proposal and that he was disappointed in the attorney general's opinion, The Hobbs News-Sun reports .

"It's troubling that a project of this magnitude with this much exposure to the state —...

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