More radioactive waste could come to West Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/12/10

More radioactive waste could come to West Texas

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - More radioactive waste could come to West Texas. Commissioners who oversee the disposal heard from folks in and around Andrews as they decide whether to allow other states to bury their waste outside the city of Andrews.

Waste Control Specialists already has an agreement with Vermont, but if expansion is approved, they could take material from nuclear power plants, hospitals, universities, and research labs in 36 states.

One woman who spoke Saturday says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico shows what can happen with human error, and she's concerned about what could happen in West Texas, but most of the 150 people who attended were in support according to the Associated Press.

Commissioners did not make a decision Saturday.  KCBD will keep you updated.

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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