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Comment By Jul 30 2018, at 11:59 PM ET, ID: NRC-2018-0052-0058 on Holtec’s proposed “interim” spent nuclear fuel facility in New Mexico: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2018-0052 Documents here: https://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/cis/hi/hi-app-docs.html Earlier post from 2016 to give people an idea of what kind of company Holtec is. See too: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/facts-on-how-holtec-spent-nuclear-fuel-canisters-are-substandard-and-should-not-be-used-parked-or-buried-anywhere-comment-by-july-30th-1159-pm-et/

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Holtec is up to its 10th Amendment for its Certificate of “Compliance” for its Spent Nuclear Fuel System, for Lethal High Level Nuclear Waste. If the last few Amendments are indicative, each Amendment has been characterized by at least one Revision, and each Amendment and Revision has multiple exemption requests. Thus, Holtec may be as high as 100 exemptions or higher already. If not, they are well on their way. In short, these are Certificates of noncompliance.

Why do they need “exemptions”? It means that either they are whittling away at safety, or that the spent fuel casks weren’t safe in the first place, or both. Occasionally it may really be a clarification, though that classification has been used as a cover story for changes which could impact safety. The part of these things protecting the public and environment from radiation is only 1/2 inch thick. Radiation resistance and corrosion…

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