Another New Mexico community has voted to oppose bringing interim high-level nuclear waste storage in southeastern New Mexico.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports Jal City Council voted last week not to support a plan to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in and around Lea County.
Holtec International has applied for a 40-year license with Nuclear Regulatory Commission to store thousands of metric tons of nuclear waste at the site.
Opponents of the project expressed concern about the safety of transporting the fuel across the country as well as the project’s effects on the environment.
Albuquerque City Council also voted last week to oppose the plan.