[ RadSafe ] Low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas gets OK to import

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Tue Jan 4 18:04:49 CST 2011

Low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas gets OK | Salsa Verde 

Texas can import low-level radioactive waste from 36 other states, a
commission run jointly by Texas and Vermont decided Tuesday in Andrews

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission vote was a
decisive victory for Waste Control Specialists, a company owned by a
politically connected billionaire that has shaken off a series of
permitting and court challenges by environmental activists.

The decision is sure to be challenged by the activists, but WCS could
bury waste as soon as October at its 1,300-acre disposal site in Andrews
County in West Texas.

The low-level dump could be used to bury radioactively contaminated
trash such as rags, syringes and protective clothing from nuclear plants
or hospitals. The vast majority of it, if sealed in a drum, would be
safe enough to sit atop and will lose its radioactivity within a

Cary Renquist
crenquist at isotopeproducts.com or cary.renquist at ezag.com

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