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Comment By Jul 30 2018, at 11:59 PM ET, ID: NRC-2018-0052-0058 on Holtec’s 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 to give people an idea of what kind of company Holtec is.
Forget North Korea, Holtec and its owner Kris Singh is the biggest nuclear menace. Holtec’s nuclear “spent fuel” canisters are already a flimsy 1/2 inch thick, for the sealed metal part which protects the public from radiation, even though they are huge, as seen in the picture. The concrete surrounding the inner 1/2 inch sealed canisters is vented, so that failure of the internal 1/2 inch canister exposes the public to high levels of radiation.
Nonetheless, Holtec continues to request safety-related exemptions. In particular, to not assure quality of the neutron aborber, metamic, which is supposed to prevent a criticality event.
Holtec is up to Amendment 9. The Certificate of Compliance (CoC) should not be amended at all. Amendment 8 was less than a year ago.
To further exacerbate the dangers, Holtec (Kris Singh) wants to pack broken fuel rods.  Holtec wishes to further evade…
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