Tag 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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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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WCS signs contract to accept low-level nuclear waste from 17 nuclear power plants

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 … Continue reading

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Rick Perry dumps rad waste commissioner to benefit campaign contributor

Rick Perry seems to have a pattern of political decisions based on the needs of major campaign contributors. Perry was grilled by other presidential candidates at this week’s CNN/Tea Party Nation debate over his decision to require vaccination against HPV, … Continue reading

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