Volume 93 Issue 28 | pp. 21-22
Issue Date: July 13, 2015

Privatizing Nuclear Waste Storage

Energy: Local partnerships and global companies propose to cache used fuel
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: nuclear waste, used nuclear fuel, spent nuclear fuel, DOE, Energy Department, Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance

Southeast New Mexico’s nuclear corridor extends miles through a desert dotted with sagebrush and known for its long stretches of lonely road. For years, people in this part of the state have relied on transuranic waste storage and uranium enrichment to maintain their economy. Now, this corner of the Land of Enchantment is offering up its expertise and relative isolation to help solve the nation’s lack of storage for used fuel from commercial nuclear power . . .

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