LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The first trainloads of PCB tainted sludge dredged from the Hudson River in New York will move through the Lubbock area later this month. It will be buried in a toxic waste landfill near Andrews, which is about two hours southwest of the Hub City.
Some critics say burying the toxic dirt will create a new mess for future generations. But the mayor of Eunice, New Mexico, which is near Andrews, says the process is completely safe and there is no risk to residents.
The Dallas based company that operates the disposal site, Waste Control Specialists, stands to make tens of millions of dollars off the project.
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