Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site.
The only radioactive waste dump site in Texas is looking seeking permission to triple capacity.
Questions about the safety of barrels stored at a temporary site in West Texas were raised after a radiation leak at the government’s troubled nuclear waste dump.
An unreleased report said that two Texas nuclear power plants, in Glen Rose and Wadsworth, each experienced more than 150 lower-level safety violations from 2000 through 2012.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the TCEQ should have held a hearing about potential harm to nearby residents prior to licensing a remote radioactive waste dump.
State regulators have given final approval for a Dallas company to begin burying low-level radioactive waste at a West Texas site near the New Mexico.
Trucks carrying radioactive waste will likely be rolling along Texas highways as early as April, bound for burial at a dump near New Mexico.