State issues byproduct waste disposal license

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN (AP) - State environmental regulators say a Dallas-based
company can dispose of Cold War-era radioactive waste at a site in
West Texas where it is now being stored.
Waste Control Specialists has worked for four years to secure
the license that was approved Wednesday by a 2-1 vote by the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin.
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club opposed the license.
The company still has about nine months of construction before
it can begin burying about 3,700 canisters of the uranium byproduct
waste.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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