Radioactive waste agreement reached for Andrews Co. facility - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/28/10

Radioactive waste agreement reached for Andrews Co. facility

ANDREWS, TX (KCBD) -

ANDREWS COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - A new agreement allows Waste Control Specialists to store low-level radioactive waste at their facility near Andrews for up to three years. The agreements settles a dispute over how long they could store the material. State officials initially wanted a one year limit.

The agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also requires the company to revise its inspection plan and properly handle surface water in a drainage ditch at its site near the New Mexico border.

Some critics say the Ogallala Aquifer, which is one of Lubbock's water sources is under the facility, but the company says it's not and that they don't leak toxic waste.

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

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

    US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over Finland

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-19 06:33:27 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-02-20 03:44:00 GMT

    The United States will play Thursday for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after beating Finland 5-0.

    The United States will play Thursday for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after beating Finland 5-0.

  • The Latest: Lindsey Vonn takes final downhill practice run

    The Latest: Lindsey Vonn takes final downhill practice run

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-20 01:21:34 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:43 PM EST2018-02-20 03:43:19 GMT

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

  • School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

    School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-18 04:00:42 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:42 PM EST2018-02-20 03:42:50 GMT
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
Powered by Frankly