[ RadSafe ] Low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas [Serco No Marking]
derek.putley at serco.com
Thu Jan 6 02:24:12 CST 2011
Thanks for your post - it is interesting news. My understanding is that the Andrews site has already been approved to receive LLW originating from within the State of Texas.
The referenced blog and associated weblinks seem to show that there has been some controversity in respect of the environmental safety case for the Andrews plant.
In the UK most of the LLW that has been disposed of has been sent to the Low Level Waste Repository near Drigg in Cumbria (see http://www.llwrsite.com/).
This is the national repository for LLW in the UK and has operated since 1959. Within the next few years the UK Environment Agency we will be reviewing whether to carry on authorising LLW disposal at this Repository (see http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/sectors/115648.aspx).
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>Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 16:04:49 -0800
>From: "Cary Renquist" <cary.renquist at ezag.com>
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] Low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas
>gets OKto import
>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
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