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Coming soon to a railroad near you: The Plutonium Express

  There are these two holes in the ground, one in West Texas and one in eastern New Mexico, and the owners are fighting over who can bury the worst radioactive nightmares imaginable. The problem is that every imaginable route to the … Continue reading

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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 specifically … Continue reading

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Another county heard from: West Texas county wants to store high-level nuclear waste

The New York Times reported Thursday: Loving County is big, dry and stretches for miles, and is the perfect place, local officials say, to store high-level radioactive waste. Officials here hope to entice the federal government — with $28 billion … 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 Reports: Flooding shuts down Nebraska nuke, electrical problems close unit in Minnesota and a Texas nuke issues a report on invalid diesel generator activation after a couple of months

From today’s NRC Event Notification Report page: 1. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska began a controlled shutdown of the facility’s nuclear reactor as the National Weather Service issued a warning that the Missouri River would rise above … Continue reading

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How will Texas meet new EPA carbon reductions? “This not going to be that challenging,” says UT Energy Institute representative

The White House announced last week that the Environmental Protection Agency will issue new rules calling for states to reduce carbon emissions from power production by 39 per cent by 2030. If you listen to those with a vested interest … Continue reading

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