This publication is for key stakeholders, like you, interested in learning more about HI-STORE, Holtec International’s proposed Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) in Southeastern New Mexico.
HI-STORE will provide a significant step on the path to the Federal Government’s long standing obligation for disposition of used nuclear fuel by providing a safe, secure, temporary, retrievable, and centralized facility for storage of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste until such time that a permanent solution is available. The HI-STORE CISF provides a site to aggregate the used nuclear fuel canisters presently stored across the country at independent used fuel storage installations into one secure location.
On a periodic basis, HI-STORE Highlights will provide factual information and routine updates on the project. Our goal is to keep you informed on a wide range of topics including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing process, interactions with key project stakeholders and upcoming meetings and events.
Holtec Meets with New Mexico Stakeholders
Throughout the past year, Holtec has met with dozens of elected officials and community stakeholders throughout New Mexico to discuss the HI-STORE CISF. The series of meetings are a part of Holtec’s ongoing outreach efforts designed to engage and maintain an open dialogue on the project.
These face-to-face meetings are so important to introducing Holtec to the community,” explained Ed Mayer, Program Director for HI-STORE CISF. “More importantly, it’s a great opportunity to educate these key leaders about HI-STORE and answer their questions about the facility and its impact on Southeastern New Mexico.”
As part of the discussions, a variety of topics are discussed, including Holtec’s robust HI-STORM UMAX underground storage system that will safely house the spent fuel, as well as the robust transportation package that will be used to safely move the spent fuel from its current location to New Mexico and updates on the the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing process.
Mayer and other members of the Holtec team have met with more than 100 stakeholders representing over 25 different organizations and government bodies. Meetings have also been held with numerous counties and municipalities, along with emergency management personnel, farming organizations and economic development/ chambers of commerce. Additional meetings are scheduled over the next few months.
“It’s all about transparency and trust,” said Mayer. “Holtec remains committed to working with the community and being a good neighbor now and in the future.”