WCS receives TCEQ approval to begin shipping low level radioactive waste to West Texas


On Wednesday of this week, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sent a letter to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) giving them approval to begin shipping low level radioactive waste to their dump site in Andrews County in West Texas. The approval was not without a sliver of hope, however.


The letter by Brent Wade, Deputy Director of the TCEQ’s Office of Waste, had the following qualification: “Please be aware, however, that Executive Director Staff is closely monitoring activities associated with wells OAG-21, OAG-22, OW-1, and OW-2. It is important to ensure that saturated conditions do not exist within 100 feet of the disposed waste.” This is the precise issue that Texas State Representative Lon Burnam brought up in a press conference last week. Representative Burnam said that he believes the WCS site may already be in violation of this license condition.

Here’s a link to the TCEQ letter: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/permitting/rad/wcs/WCS%20April%2025%20Authorization%20Letter.pdf


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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