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Bexar County tries to avoid nuclear waste shipments via mySA

Bexar County commissioners are no fans of nuclear waste being shipped through their county.

At their Tuesday meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing shipments of thousands of pounds of spent nuclear fuel rods from more than 62 sites across the U.S. to a waste site in West Texas.

“With our history of derailments and lack of infrastructure support, it’s not ready for prime time,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert said. “It’s just too risky.”

If approved for storage by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a site in Andrews County on the Texas-New Mexico line owned by Waste Control Specialists could also become the home to potentially more dangerous fuel rods, starting in 2021.

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For details on how nuclear material is transported, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ties to the waste site and information on on how to weigh in, visit ExpressNews.com.

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