Radioactive Waste Disposal License Issued in West Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Radioactive Waste Disposal License Issued in West Texas


State regulators have approved a license for a Dallas-based company to dispose of Cold War-era radioactive waste at a site in Andrews County.

The location is where the waste is now stored. Waste Control Specialists worked for four years to secure the license, which was approved by a 2-1 vote of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin.

The company still has about six months of construction before it can begin burying the nearly 3,800 canisters of the uranium byproduct waste.

Waste Control officials have said their application underwent a thorough and exhaustive review by commission staff since 2004.

The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club opposed the license. The Sierra Club's Cyrus Reed says an appeal is probable. For Your Cell Phone
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