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Proposal for Nuclear Waste Site in West Texas Hangs in Balance

The future of a proposal to bring the some of the country’s used nuclear fuel to West Texas hangs in the balance now, after the company spearheading the effort has requested the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission temporarily suspend the review … Continue reading

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West Texas Nuclear Site Changing Hands in $367 Million Deal

The West Texas nuclear waste site in Andrews County near the New Mexico border is being sold to an international nuclear waste processing and disposal company based in Utah. But according to Chuck McDonald, a spokesperson for Waste Control Specialists … Continue reading

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After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

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West Texas Site Wants Nation’s Spent Nuclear Fuel

Texas’ only radioactive waste dump wants to open its gates to tens of thousands of metric tons of spent nuclear reactor fuel now scattered across the country – a large expansion it is pitching as a temporary solution for a problem that has … Continue reading

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Company Wants to Expand Nuclear Waste Site in West Texas

A Dallas-based company is looking to expand its nuclear waste site in rural West Texas into a longer-term storage site for high-level radioactive waste. Waste Control Specialists (WCS) is asking the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve a new license … Continue reading

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West Texas Nuclear Dump Can Expand after TCEQ Ruling

This week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) gave a company storing radioactive waste in West Texas the go-ahead to store more than three times the amount of waste it’s currently allowed to, but the company says it has … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Worried about Precedent from Nuclear Waste Site Ruling

A state appeals court has again upheld a radioactive waste license for a storage site in Andrews County. The site is owned and operated by Waste Control Specialists, and it’s been at the middle of a series of legal challenges … Continue reading

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Court Thwarts Sierra Club’s Radioactive Waste Challenge

A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas – a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas environmental regulators. Depending on whom you … Continue reading

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NUCLEAR WASTE SITE IN WEST TEXAS SAW YEARS OF LEGAL BATTLES

We’ve been reporting this week on the arrival to West Texas of some low-level radioactive waste that was originally meant to stay in New Mexico. Over the next few months, contaminated clothes, tools and other items are coming to a site outside … Continue reading

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Bound for Carlsbad, Diverted Nuclear Waste arrives in West Texas

A truckload of radioactive waste that was originally meant to wind up at a storage site in Carlsbad, New Mexico arrived in West Texas today. It was just the first of many that will be crossing the state line into … Continue reading

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