ISP’s own route maps show that Fort Worth, Texas would be hit coming and going!

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In its license application to construct and operate a highly radioactive waste consolidated interim storage facility in Andrews County, Texas, Interim Storage Partners, LLC included a shipment route map showing that places like Fort Worth, Texas (as well as a broad swath of northern Texas), and much of the State of Oklahoma, would be impacted by both inbound, as well as outbound, shipments. Shipments from reactors like Maine Yankee would pass through Oklahoma, and Fort Worth, en route to ISP’s CISF in West Texas. If/when ISP exports its highly radioactive waste to a permanent geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the shipments would pass back through Fort Worth and Oklahoma, en route to Nevada.

See ISP’s route map, here:

Figure 4.2-3 Transportation Routes Page 4-65 Revision 0 of ER Waste Control Specialists, LLC, Consolidated Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility Environmental Report, Rev. 0, Chapter 4, 1 of 2. - ML16133A158

Note that ISP’s assumption — blessed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) — that the Yucca Mountain permanent geologic repository will open someday in Nevada is highly inappropriate and objectionable. The State of Nevada has fended off the Yucca dump for 35 years and counting. The Western Shoshone Indian Nation has never consented to the Yucca dump on their land, as acknowledged by the 1863 “peace and friendship” Treaty of Ruby Valley, the highest law of the land, equal in stature to the U.S. Constitution itself. More than a thousand environmental, social justice, and public interest organizations stand in solidarity with the State of Nevada and Western Shoshone in their opposition to the Yucca dump.

On March 25, 2022, the City of Fort Worth raised objections to such high risks impacting its residents, in the form of a Friend of the Court Brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Fort Worth’s Brief expressed support for opponents of ISP’s CISF, on the transport risk issue.

ISP included another map in its license application, essentially admitting that any and all mainline railways in the U.S. could be used to move highly radioactive waste from reactor sites to the West Texas CISF. See that map here:

ER Rail-Transport routesWCS 2-10-17-4

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