Deadly radioactive waste could be dumped on West Texas - FOX34 Lubbock

Deadly radioactive waste could be dumped on West Texas

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

AUSTIN, Texas - The most dangerous radioactive waste in the nation could be dumped in West Texas where Waste Control Specialists (WCS) seeks to store 40,000 tons of irradiated reactor fuel at their existing low-level radioactive waste site for 40 years or more. This waste could come from 100 nuclear reactors around the country. It would mainly be shipped by rail, although barges and trucks could also be used.  Comments on this plan are being accepted by the NRC until November 19, 2018, and an editable letter can be sent online at

Over 4,000 shipments of this risky waste could be shipped by rail from East Coast nuclear reactors by rail lines that run alongside Highways I-10, I-20, I-30, and I-40 through the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and other major cities, exposing millions of people to the risks of an accident or sabotage 

Five Texas counties and three cities have passed resolutions opposing high-level radioactive waste storage and transportation of these wastes through their communities. 

Public Citizen and SEED Coalition have filed to intervene in the license application. Attorney Terry Lodge will available to answer questions

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Please participate to learn more about health and safety risks, and financial liability for people in the state of Texas.

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