Texas To Accept Nuclear Waste From 36 States

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 6:45 PM EST) -- A Texas commission has approved a plan for the importation of low-level radioactive waste, including material like contaminated gloves and clothing, from 36 other states, a move opposed by environmental groups but welcomed by the nuclear energy industry.

The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission, which manages the state's radioactive waste dump, voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve rules governing the process for accepting the out-of-state material and allowing Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists LLC to begin construction of a disposal site in Andrews County, Texas....
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