International Isotopes Plant in Lea County Will Cost $93 Million Dollars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - New details on a story NewsWest 9 broke first on Monday.

NewsWest 9 has learned the International Isotopes plant that will be built in Lea County will sit on 600 acres west of Hobbs and will cost 93 million dollars.

As NewsWest Nine first told you, International Isotopes expects to break ground in 2012.

Officials say it could create 150 new jobs.

The plant will extract fluorine gases and acids from the a uranium enrichment byproduct.

Andrews county and a site in Idaho lost out on the project.