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USA city council opposes transport of radioactive trash past the city

Council opposed to shipping radioactive waste through city Albuquerque Journal By Steve Knight / Journal Staff Writer  May 28th, 2018   Albuquerque city councilors voted 4-3 – with one abstention – to approve a memorial opposing transportation of high-level radioactive waste by railway through the city for temporary consolidated storage in southeastern New Mexico……..

The memorial is in reaction to a Holtec International application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to store up to 100,000 tons of spent nuclear reactor fuel in a temporary in-ground storage facility in Lea County, halfway between Carlsbad and Hobbs.

But the highlight – if there is such a thing when discussing the issue of nuclear waste – came when Sam Pruitt, a sixth-grade student-to-be at Monte Vista Elementary School, had his say about the matter.

“Kids like us need to be protected by our government, not put in danger,” Pruitt said. “If the national government won’t protect us, it’s up to the City Council to do what they can to protect growing children who live in Albuquerque from being exposed to this dangerous nuclear waste.”……..

May 30, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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