Tag Archives: Waste Control Specialists

West Texas Is On Track To Get Even More Nuclear Waste — Thanks To The Federal Government

A hazardous waste disposal company in Andrews County wants to handle more dangerous levels of nuclear waste. Federal agencies are pondering new rules that could allow more of it to come to Texas.

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Texas Governor Urges Trump to Oppose Nuclear Waste Plans

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas Governor Greg Abbott has come out against two rival plans to ship highly radioactive waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants to sites on the Texas-New Mexico border, saying either plan would be unsafe … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste May Find A Home In Andrews County — Which Thrills And Horrifies Locals

By Mitch Borden Early last year, a Texas-based company revived its efforts to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from the country’s power plants in Andrews County. The potential storage location happens to be right in the middle of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Andrews’ City Manager Glen Hackler on High-Level Nuclear Waste

Earlier this month, the House of Congress passed a bill to move forward on plans for building out the Yucca Mountain facility in Nevada. Some legislators hope this will be the final home for the country’s nuclear waste — a problem … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Blocks Nuclear Waste Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled to block the merger between Dallas’ Waste Control Specialists and EnergySolutions.

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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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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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