Gandy Marley Inc. has filed to renew the 2002 permit for a potential commercial hazardous waste facility southeast of Roswell, N.M.
The New Mexico Environment Department will evaluate questions and concerns and decide whether to hold a public hearing in what has been a long history for a yet-to-be-constructed site.
The Roswell Daily Record has more.
The 35-acre disposal site would be located on privately owned ranch land about 43 miles southeast of Roswell and about 3.5 miles off of U.S. Highway 380 on the way to Tatum.
“We would not be accepting nuclear waste,” said Mike Marley, secretary and treasurer of the corporation. “We would not be accepting liquids, radioactive waste or high-level PCBs. The waste would have to meet the criteria of the permit.”
According to a state fact sheet, the permit also would prohibit toxic, explosive or ignitable wastes.
The renewed permit has more modest aims than the original, which was due to expire in 2012 but will remain active while the renewal process is ongoing.