US regulators take public comments on nuclear fuel plan
September 6, 2020
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — U.S. nuclear regulators have hosted their final public hearing on a proposal to build a multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico to store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the country, and there's still disagreement about whether granting a license to Holtec International would be a good thing.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard from both supporters and critics during Wednesday's meeting. In a preliminary recommendation, the commission favored approval of a license for Holtec International to build the facility in southeastern New...