Developers propose nuclear waste facility east of Carlsbad

New Mexico
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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.

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