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Nuclear Disposal Decision Nears

4.21.23 The Line Opinion Panel dives into several pressing environmental issues impacting New Mexico. Those include a request to extend the license at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Plant, a pending decision that would create yet another nuclear waste dump in the southeastern part of the state and historic flooding in the Jemez River Valley. 

Gene Grant 

Line Opinion Panelists: 
Andy Lyman, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter  
Shaun Griswold, editor, Source New Mexico  
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator 

For More Information: 

Deadline for public comment on WIPP permit closes Wednesday – Source NM 

NM ready to defend new nuclear waste bill against industry and federal opposition – Source NM 

Flood watch: Jemez River reaches levels not seen in 30 years – Albuquerque Journal 

Big flows on New Mexico’s Rio Jemez – John Fleck, water researcher at UNM’s Utton Center