Waste Control Specialists
A bill that would have dramatically changed the rules for a radioactive waste dump died in the Legislature because of a parliamentary error.
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.
On Wednesday, state regulators gave approval to begin disposing of waste.
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.
A lawmaker said Monday he has confidential documents detailing state officials’ concerns about possible groundwater contamination at a radioactive waste dump in West Texas, and is seeking official permission to release them.
Environmentalists say trucking the waste on state highways is dangerous and fear the burial site could lead to underground water contamination.
Trucks carrying radioactive waste will likely be rolling along Texas highways as early as April, bound for burial at a dump near New Mexico.