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New Mexico Politicians Want a Nuclear Power Plant


SARASOTA, Fla., June 27, 2006 –

On the coat tails of a recent NRC approval for a draft license to construct the first private uranium enrichment facility in the United States, near Eunice, New Mexico, several New Mexican state legislators would like to make the next leap forward in New Mexico’s ongoing nuclear renaissance. They would like to have a nuclear power plant built in their state.

“Yes, we want a nuclear reactor in New Mexico,” New Mexico legislator John A. Heaton told Fellow legislator Donald L. Whittaker agreed with him. State Senator Gay G. Kernan announced, “I don’t have a problem with that.” Four of eastern New Mexico’s state lawmakers voiced their support for a nuclear power plant in the state.

One New Mexico state senator hinted the Carlsbad-Odessa area could become an alternative energy corridor, and this area might already be a “candidate for the GNEP program.” President Bush’s Global National Energy Partnership (GNEP) would reportedly introduce the Advanced Burner Reactor (ABR). State Senator Gay Kernan and State Representative John Heaton suggested the debut of the ABR may take place along the Carlsbad-West Texas corridor.

The online news website continued a three-part series, discussing the nuclear renaissance in New Mexico, brought about by soaring uranium prices, which recently traded to a record $45.25/pound. In part one, discussed the proposed construction of the uranium enrichment facility by Louisiana Energy Services general partner, foreign-owned Urenco Ltd., and the company’s gas centrifuge technology, which will make its North American debut in New Mexico. Part two discusses the possibility of a nuclear reactor in New Mexico and why local politicians believe it makes sense.


To read Part Two of the entire feature, entitled “New Mexican Lawmakers Celebrate the Nuclear Renaissance,” and sub-titled, “A Nuclear Power Plant May Be Next for New Mexico,” please visit the Internet news website, The direct webpage link is:



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