Holtec International Press Conference 04-06-2017

Press Releases

ASLB Denies Motions / DEIS Comment Period Concluded / USNIC Support / NEI Transportation Symposium

Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Denies Petitioners’ Motions, NRC Concludes Public Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. Nuclear Industry Council Supports HI-STORE and NEI to Host a New Mexico Used Fuel Transportation Symposium.

NRC Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Holtec’s HI-STORE CISF

We are pleased to announce that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) has issued a draft environmental impact statement for Holtec International’s proposed consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) called HI-STORE CISF in southeastern New Mexico.

HI-STORE CIS in Southeastern New Mexico Edges Closer to Regulatory Approval

In a letter dated February 28, 2018, the USNRC notified Holtec International of its affirmative acceptance review of the license application for the proposed consolidated interim storage facility called HI-STORE CIS.

Licensing Campaign Launched to Expand Permissible Canister Types for HI-STORE CIS to Include the Entire Dry Storage Inventory in the US

We are pleased to announce the start of the second phase of the licensing program which is focused on expanding the scope of HI-STORE CIS facility to hold the multitude of canister types that are currently in-use at the nation’s nuclear plant sites.

Video Available: Press Conference on Holtec’s HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Application Submittal

On Wed, Apr. 5, 2017, Holtec and the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance were joined by congressional and community leaders, in the Rayburn House Office Building of Washington, DC, to announce Holtec’s site specific license application submittal of HI-STORE CIS to the NRC.

The HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage (CIS) Program Reaches a Major Milestone

On March 31, 2017, the NRC will receive Holtec’s application submittal on the HI-STORE CIS, marking a historic day for the nuclear power industry. The application comprises a complete package of documents, including the Safety Analysis Report and the Environmental report on the HI-STORE CIS.

Ariel View of Vermont Yankee Nuclea

Making Decommissioning Safe and Swift

We applaud Entergy’s November 8, 2016 announcement to accelerate the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee by several decades. This pioneering move by Entergy should be a pace setter for the nuclear industry and welcome news for the people of Vermont.

Strong Support for the HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility in New Mexico

We are pleased to report that the State of New Mexico has approved the land sale option allowing Holtec International to purchase 1,000 acres of land from the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance (ELEA). The land acquisition option paves the way for Holtec to build a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) in Southeast New Mexico.

Recent Press

  • Will Holtec's consolidated interim storage facility be beneficial? [Current Argus] – Feb. 23, 2021
  • Age-Old Problem in Search of a Solution [POWER Magazine] – Sep. 1, 2020
  • USNIC Letter to President Trump on Rebuttal to New Mexico Governor Grisham on Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage – Aug. 14, 2020 [USNIC NEWS]
  • Nuclear storage and oil do mix [Carlsbad Current Argus] – Jul. 27, 2020
  • Opinion: Correcting the record on Holtec [Carlsbad Current Argus] – May 18, 2020
  • Business briefs: Holtec International donated masks to Lakeview [Carlsbad Current Argus] – May 4, 2020
  • Holtec comment period extended [Albuquerque Journal] – Apr. 27, 2020
  • NRC Issues Draft Environmental Impact Report on Interim Spent Fuel Site, Public Comment Sought [The SandPaper.net] – Mar. 18, 2020
  • Impact statement released for nuclear waste facility [Albuquerque Journal] – Mar. 11, 2020
  • Workforce secured for nuclear waste facility near Carlsbad and Hobbs [Carlsbad Current Argus] – Sept. 27, 2019
  • Holtec Nuclear Waste Proposal Dodges Hurdle in New Mexico [Bloomberg] – May 7, 2019
  • Hearing: Supporters tout benefits of Holtec’s proposal to store nuke waste near Carlsbad [Carlsbad Current Angus] – January 24, 2019
  • US panel hears arguments in nuclear waste storage case [TimesUnion] – January 27, 2019
  • Possible nuclear waste storage site raises concerns [KOB4] – July 26, 2018
  • Like Facebook, Holtec could bring high-paying jobs, tax benefits [Albuquerque Journal] – June 4, 2018
  • Holtec Nuclear Waste Project’s Opponents Seek Role for New Mexico [Bloomberg] – August 8, 2018
  • Radioactive waste stranded as U.S. shifts from nuclear energy [Chemical & Engineering News] – August 28, 2018
  • Holtec vows safe transport of spent nuclear fuel to Carlsbad and Hobbs [Carlsbad Current Angus] – August 28, 2018
  • Is Holtec Project good business? [Roswell Daily Record] – August 16, 2018
  • City misinformed in stand against nuclear storage [Las Cruces Sun News] – August 6, 2018
  • The Impressive ‘Chorus’ of 0.11 Percent [Errors of Enchantment] – August 2, 2018
  • Holtec International Answers Questions over Proposed Nuclear Waste Site [KRWG Public Media] – August 1, 2018
  • Holtec, ELEA court Jal council [Hobbs News-Sun] – July 21, 2018
  • EPA works best when rule of law governs and science leads [Santa Fe New Mexican] – July 21, 2018
  • Editorial: Critics should cool their jets on Holtec canisters [Albuquerque Journal] – July 7, 2018
  • Who is Holtec? International company touts experience in nuclear storage [Carlsbad Current Argus] – June 13, 2018
  • Editorial: NM, Holtec track records bury storage site worries [Albuquerque Journal] – May 29, 2018
  • Letters to the Editor [Carlsbad Current Angus] – May 15, 2018
  • Editorial: Now’s the time to air concerns about nuke site [Albuquerque Journal] – April 18, 2018
  • Goodbye Yucca? NRC to review New Mexico nuclear waste storage proposal [UtilityDive] – March 8, 2018
  • NRC Schedules Review of New Mexico Interim Nuclear Waste Facility [myPower] – March 6, 2018
  • Will We Actually Get A Place To Store Our Nuclear Waste? [Forbes] – March 6, 2018
  • Holtec builds on first-of-a-kind learnings in race to license US storage facility [Nuclear Energy Insider] – May 31, 2017
  • Storage Wars: Community Engagement Panel Discusses Updates to Interim Nuclear Storage Sites [SC Times] – May 19, 2017
  • New Mexico group makes its pitch to store San Onofre’s nuclear waste [San Diego Union-Tribune] – May 12, 2017
  • Holtec Applies For Permit To Store San Onofre’s Nuclear Waste In New Mexico [KPBS] – May 11, 2017
  • Here’s How Trump Could Try To Solve The US Nuclear Waste Problem [The Daily Caller] – April 6, 2017
  • New Mexico, Texas seek licenses to store spent nuclear fuel [Las Vegas Sun] – April 5, 2017
  • Interim facility one critical step closer to opening [Current Argus] – April 3, 2017
  • Nuke firm eyes site near WIPP for temporary waste storage [Santa Fe New Mexican] – March 31, 2017
  • New Mexico used fuel project put to regulators [World Nuclear News] – March 31, 2017
  • Company proposes nuclear waste storage in New Mexico [Seattle PI] – April 13, 2016
  • Company proposes nuclear waste storage in New Mexico [The Washington Times] – April 13, 2016
  • Eddy Lea Alliance moves on nuclear storage site [Current-Argus] – February 5, 2016
  • Editorial: Southeast NM could lead in nuclear waste storage [Albuquerque Journal] – May 3, 2015
  • Nuclear Storage May Be Coming to Hobbs [KWES NewWest 9] – May 1, 2015
  • NEI Congratulates Holtec, NM Counties on Consent-Based Used Fuel Storage Solution [Nuclear Energy Institute] – April 29, 2015