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Feds see no problems with nuclear waste storage in West Texas, New Mexico despite concerns via Carlsbad Current Argus

Adrian Hedden A proposed storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in West Texas near the New Mexico border will have no impact on the environment, per a federal report released Thursday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its final environmental impact … Continue reading

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Proposal to Bring Nuclear Waste to Texas Is Back on the Table via The Rivard Report

[…] On Wednesday, longtime Austin activists Karen Hadden of the SEED Coalition and former Public Citizen Texas Director Tom “Smitty” Smith staged a press event with other activists from San Antonio, the Washington, D.C. area, and Germany at the train tracks next to the … Continue reading

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The Towns That Say “Yes in my Backyard!” to Nuclear Waste⁠⁠⁠ via Priceonomics

On November 10, 2011, a hundred or so residents of Andrews, Texas, gathered at a large hole in the ground to celebrate the grand opening of America’s newest nuclear waste dump. Assembled amongst the locals were political and business luminaries … Continue reading

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Loving [hearts] nuclear waste via Aljazeera USA

This is a tale of two cities. Or counties … or prefectures. One of those places, Loving County, Texas, somewhere between El Paso and Odessa, is practically a ghost town, with about 95 people scattered across an area twice the … Continue reading

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Texas Company, Alone in U.S., Cashes In on Nuclear Waste via The New York Times

ANDREWS, Tex. — Standing at the lip of what might be America’s most valuable hole in the ground, Rodney A. Baltzer cataloged the features that he said would isolate the radioactive waste to be buried here for thousands of years. … Continue reading

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Making Texas Glow: Radioactive Dump Gets Go-Ahead over Ogallala via Pacific Free Press

How do you get people to vote for radioactive waste to be dumped in Texas in close proximity to the Ogallala and Dockum aquifers? And how do you also get the same community to agree to bankroll the project’s $75 … Continue reading

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Lawmaker resurrects radioactive waste bill via My San Antonio

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican lawmaker resurrected a radioactive waste bill on Tuesday that once signed into law would allow a West Texas storage site to accept more hazardous materials from out of state. The measure allows the Waste … Continue reading

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Bad Radioactive Waste Bill Increases Threats to Texas While Rewarding a Major Perry Donor via The Gilmer Mirror

A bill that would increase the concentration of radioactive waste to be dumped in Texas is set to be heard on the House floor on Monday, May 20th. Waste Control Specialists (WCS) would benefit even more from having hotter radioactive … Continue reading

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Texas lawmakers want to increase nuclear waste dump capacity via OA online

AUSTIN Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase the limit of nonparty radioactive waste allowed in the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility in Andrews County. […] Currently, 70 percent of the … Continue reading

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After a Powerful Lobbyist Intervenes, EPA Reverses Stance on Polluting Texas County’s Water via Pro Publica

When Uranium Energy Corp. sought permission to launch a large-scale mining project in Goliad County, Texas, it seemed as if the Environmental Protection Agency would stand in its way. To get the ore out of the ground, the company needed … Continue reading

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