In Camden, and Lower Alloways Creek and Lacey townships, a private company’s plan to send radioactive nuclear generating plant waste to a new, purportedly secure site in New Mexico is an out-of-sight, out-of-mind solution to a major problem. Not so in or around Albuquerque. That’s where the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission got an earful the other day when it held a hearing on Camden-based Holtec International’s effort to get a license for a $2.4 billion storage facility. Actually, some opponents don’t live that close to the proposed site near Carlsbad. In fact, the New Mexico county governments affected have endorsed the plans. The Sierra Club and national anti-nuclear groups, including Maryland-based Beyond Nuclear, want legal standing to object to the proposal.
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