DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(071119)-NRC HEARINGS ON HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE STORAGE

MIDLAND, TEXAS/JULY 11, 2019-THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION BEGAN TAKING TESTIMONY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH IN THE MIDLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT, FOR A PLAN TO BRING DEADLY, HIGH-LEVEL WASTE TO ANDREWS COUNTY TEXAS. THE WASTE WOULD BE STORED ABOUVE GROUND IN DRY CASKS THAT WILL CONTAIN IRRADIATED FUEL RODS FROM NUCLEAR REACTORS, WHICH WOULD BE TRANSPORTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY ROAD, RAIL AND BARGES. (THOMAS GRAHAM, SPOKESMAN FOR INTERIM STORAGE PARTNERS) THE APPLICANT, INTERIM STORAGE PARTNERS, IS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN ORANO USA AND WASTE CONTROL SPECIALISTS (WCS) . (THOMAS GRAHAM, SPOKESMAN FOR INTERIM STORAGE PARTNERS) JUDGES ON THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION’S ATOMIC SAFETY AND LICENSING BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE APPLICATION, FIRST FILLED BY WCS. (DAVID McINTYRE, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE-UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION) ON TUESDAY JULY 9TH, ONE DAY BEFORE THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION HEARINGS, CONCERENED CITIZENS INCLUDING CLERGY, OIL INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES, PARENTS AND OTHERS GATHERED IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE RUTTER BUILDING TO VOICE THEIR OPPOSITION OF A CORPORATE APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO STORE 40,000 TONS OF THE HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE. (ALYNDA BEST, CONCERNED CITIZEN) (ELIZABETH PADILLA, “FOR SAFE ANDREWS COUNTY”/CONCERNED CITIZEN AND MOTHER) OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES ARE ALSO CONCERNED WITH THE STORAGE OF HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN. (TOMMY TAYLOR, DIRECTOR OF OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT-FASKIN OIL AND RANCH LIMITED-MIDLAND) THOMAS GRAHAM SPOKESERSON FOR INTERIM STORAGE PARTNERS SAID THAT IT WOULD TAKE AT LEAST 18 MONTHS BEFORE A DECISION WOULD BE MADE BY THE THREE JUDGES ON THE NRC AND ATOMIC SAFETY AND LICENSING BOARD TO GRANT OR NOT GRANT A LICENSE TO ISP TO STORE HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE IN ANDREWS COUNTY. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera