Controversial nuke waste site to get notice of violation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Controversial nuke waste site to get notice of violation

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By James Clark | email

ANDREWS, TX (KCBD) - A wire service report says state regulators will hit a controversial nuclear waste site with a notice of violation.  According to the Associated Press, the TCEQ or Texas Commission On Environmental quality will accuse WCS or Waste Control Specialists of allowing certain radioactive material to be stored in concrete canisters for more than its 365 day license.  The company denies any wrongdoing.  hile TCEQ will demand certain corrective actions, regulators say there will be no fine.  
Last year a KCBD NewsChannel 11 special investigation revealed controversial allegations directed at WCS.  The company near Andrews stores low level nuclear waste and some are critical of WCS for putting waste near the Ogallala Aquifer, which is a groundwater source for many towns around Lubbock. The company denies any danger to the water supply.

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

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