Waste Control Specialists (WCS) announced today that it has signed a contract with Utilities Service Alliance (USA) to accept Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste at WCS’ Andrews County dump in West Texas. USA represents 15 utilities operating 17 nuclear power stations across the United States.
WCS won authorization earlier this year to accept out-of-state radioactive waste. The USA contract still requires approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ.)
The WCS press release also noted that the Andrews County facility would have a grand opening on November 10.
WCS has been busy little beavers since winning approval to expand its permit so that it can take more out-of-state waste. A September 24 posting on NewsWest 9 said that the company has opened a satellite office in Los Cruces, New Mexico, near the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The posting also noted:
W.C.S. (says) it’s ahead of schedule and expect to be ready to accept waste from the Department of Energy within the first three months of next year.