Texas Senate Seeks To Restrict Incoming Radioactive Waste

Date: May 4, 2005

Source: News Room

The Texas Senate (www.senate.state.tx.us) has passed legislation allowing the state to tax certain types of radioactive waste shipped into the state for disposal. The bill came in response to congressional legislation that permits tons of waste at a former uranium processing facility at Fernald, Ohio, making the waste eligible for storage at low-level sites such as one in Andrews County, Texas. Waste Control Specialists (www.wcstexas.com), owner of the Andrews County facility, has won a contract to store at least some of the waste, and is seeking permanent disposal of the waste.

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