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.