Proposal would bring radioactive waste from 36 states to Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Proposal would bring radioactive waste from 36 states to Texas

ANDREWS COUNTY, TX (KCBD)- West Texas could store low-level radioactive waste from more than three dozen states under a new proposal. The waste would be stored near Andrews at the Waste Control Specialists site.

The facility was the focus of a KCBD NewsChannel 11 investigation. Critics say the Ogallala Aquifer, which is one of Lubbock's water sources, lies underneath the landfill.  WCS officials say there's no danger to the water supply.

Now, the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission has proposed expanding the number of states who can use the facility from two to 36.  Public feedback will be taken through December 26th.

(Click Here) to find out how to voice your opinion.

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