Category Archives: Andrews County

WCS attempting to bring high-level radioactive waste to its West Texas dump

It’s official now. Waste Control Specialists wants to expand its low-level radioactive waste dump in Andrews County to include the much more dangerous spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants. Spent fuel rods are classified as high-level waste, and are┬áspecifically … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Barge-mounted nuclear power plant to be dismantled in Galveston, shipped to WCS

The Montgomery County Courier reported Saturday: A World War II-era Liberty ship converted to a barge-mounted nuclear reactor will be towed from Virginia to Galveston to be scrapped. The refitted Liberty Ship was used for power generation in the sixties: … Continue reading

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Dump Watch: Five potentially defective containers from WIPP site are being stored at West Texas waste dump

(Pictured: The ruptured container that remains at the WIPP site.) The Department of Energy thinks it now knows what caused the radiation leak earlier this year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. According to the Albuquerque Journal: The Department of … Continue reading

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Dump Watch: Latest news on Waste Control Specialists’ West Texas nuclear waste dump

There’s a lot going on at our least favorite West Texas hole in the ground. The Dallas Morning News ran an editorial last week that raised multiple alarms about the Waste Control Specialists’ low-level radioactive waste facility. The opening paragraph … Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News editorial warns of expansion plans for West Texas nuclear waste dump

A Dallas Morning News editorial published Wednesday summarized the problems with Waste Control Specialists’ West Texas nuclear waste dump: The nuclear waste disposal site operated by Waste Control Specialists in West Texas is steadily morphing away from its original mission … Continue reading

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Event Report: Transportation accident (You know. The thing that never happens.)

On Friday, November 22, 2013, a truck carrying two radiography cameras crashed near Andrews, Texas. The initial report on the NRC website provided few details: “On November 22, 2013, the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] received information from … Continue reading

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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)┬ásent 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. … Continue reading

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