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Perry Backs Storage Site For Texas Nuclear Waste

Gov. Rick Perry has asked lawmakers to explore establishing a location in Texas to store the state’s high-level radioactive waste.

04/03/2014

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas Radioactive Waste Bill Killed For Error

A bill that would have dramatically changed the rules for a radioactive waste dump died in the Legislature because of a parliamentary error.

05/21/2013

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

First Radioactive Waste Dumped At Controversial West Texas Site

On Wednesday, state regulators gave approval to begin disposing of waste.

04/27/2012

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas To Allow 38 States To Dump Radioactive Waste Near Odessa

Environmentalists say trucking the waste on state highways is dangerous and fear the burial site could lead to underground water contamination.

03/23/2012

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas Officials To Vote On Radioactive Waste Burial

Texas officials are set to give final approval to allowing low-level radioactive waste from 38 states to be brought to a Texas burial dump.

03/23/2012