A private equity-backed company got federal approval to store nuclear waste in Texas. The state is fighting back.

Regulators at the NRC are also reviewing a proposal by Holtec, a New Jersey-based manufacturer, to build a storage facility in southeastern New Mexico, less than 100 miles from the proposed Texas waste site. A decision on that application, which has been challenged by New Mexico state officials, could come as soon as January 2022, the NRC said.

Source: WP