Federal regulators are seeking more information from developers who have proposed building a facility to house nuclear waste, 35 miles east of Carlsbad.
Holtec International has applied for a license through the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports the commission staff is conducting a detailed security review of Holtec’s security and safeguards plan for the facility.
According to a letter sent to Holtec last week, the staff found more information is needed.
A spokesperson for Holtec says they are preparing responses.