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4/4/10

Changes would allow more nuclear waste 110 miles from Lubbock, critics say

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – It is almost one year since a KCBD NewsChannel 11 "Investigates" report on a nuclear waste facility in Andrews.  Now there is more controversy.  Some of have said the site poses a risk to the water supply in Lubbock and the rest of the Ogallala Aquifer.  The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission holds two public hearings on Monday and Tuesday respectively. 

Critics say proposed changes would make it easier to import radio-active waste from all over the world to Waste Control Specialists in Andrews. The Compact was set up, by law, so that if it makes a mistake and incurs liability the state of Texas cannot be held responsible. 

The first hearing on proposed rules is Monday at 1:00 PM Texas State Capitol Extension Auditorium, room E1.004.  The second is Tuesday 6 PM in the Andrews High School Little Theater.

(CLICK HERE) to see more information about the proposed rules, and instructions for making public comments by mail or email. 

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