Tag Archives: Waste Control Specialists

NRC Reviews Andrews Site for High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage

Nuclear Waste — a problem that’s been looming over the country for several decades. Unable to find a permanent geological repository for the toxic stuff produced by nuclear power plants, the federal government began looking for communities that would be … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hosts Public Meeting in Andrews, TX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is in the early stages of an environmental review for Waste Control Specialists’ application to expand its low-level nuclear waste facility in Andrews to include a portion of the nation’s high-level nuclear waste. On Wednesday night, the … 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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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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