Oral Arguments, Beyond Nuclear v. NRC: Report Back

[Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, co-founder, Alliance for Environmental Strategies, southeastern New Mexico. The design features New Mexico’s state colors of gold and turqoise, the Zia Pueblo Sun symbol, and the shape of the state.] On March 5th, opponents appealing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) approval of Holtec International’s license application for highly…

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10 years since “impossible” WIPP leak

[Image of smoke billowing from the WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a repository for nuclear weapons complex transuranic waste) underground in February 2014. This industrial fire — caused by an unmaintained vehicle in the underground — led to a mass evacuation of underground WIPP workers. Around two-dozen were hospitalized due to smoke inhalation, including one…

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Beyond Nuclear v. NRC: our day in court against Holtec’s CISF in NM!

[Tee shirt design, above, by Noel Marquez, co-founder of Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES), southeastern New Mexico.] After many long, hard-fought years, Beyond Nuclear will finally get its day in court against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) approval of the construction and operation license for the single largest high-level radioactive waste dump on Earth…

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Beyond Nuclear v. NRC

[Tee shirt design, above, by Noel Marquez, co-founder of Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES) in southeastern New Mexico.] On January 22, 2024, Beyond Nuclear’s legal counsel, Diane Curran of Washington, D.C., and Mindy Goldstein of Atlanta, GA, filed our PETITIONER BEYOND NUCLEAR’S FINAL OPENING BRIEF, and REPLY BRIEF, in our federal appeal against the U.S.…

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Beyond Nuclear v. NRC, Deferred Joint Appendix published

[Tee shirt graphic design by Noel Marquez, co-founder of Alliance for Environmental Strategies (AFES) in southeastern New Mexico] CISF UPDATE Second Highest Court in the Land Our federal appeal against Holtec’s high-level radioactive waste consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) targeting New Mexico is coming to a head, after many long years. On January 16, the…

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Beyond Nuclear v. NRC, Initial Replies opposing Holtec’s CISF in NM

[Image: Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, Alliance for Environmental Strategies, southeastern New Mexico] On December 22, 2023, Beyond Nuclear’s legal counsel, Diane Curran in Washington, D.C., and Mindy Goldstein in Atlanta, GA, submitted our Initial Reply Brief in the case Beyond Nuclear versus U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The federal appeal is before the D.C.…

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State of Texas v. ISP CISF

On December 15, 2023, the State of Texas filed its RESPONSE TO PETITIONS FOR REHEARING EN BANC, opposing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Justice Department, and Interim Storage Partners, LLC’s appeal on banc to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana. NRC, DOJ, and ISP appealed en banc (that…

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Holtec’s Initial Brief in Beyond Nuclear v. NRC

[Image above: Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez, Alliance for Environmental Strategies, New Mexico.] On December 1, 2023, Holtec International, Intervenor for Respondent, filed its Initial Brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case Beyond Nuclear, et al., versus U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Beyond Nuclear is one…

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Federal response to Beyond Nuclear et al.’s appeals against Holtec CISF in NM

[Image: Tee shirt design by Noel Marquez of Alliance for Environmental Strategies.] On November 9, 2023, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Justice filed their 103-page RESPONDENTS’ INITIAL BRIEF in the case Beyond Nuclear versus NRC, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. A week later, the…

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