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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:45 PM

Texas lawmakers want to ban dangerous radioactive waste. The proposal would give a nuclear waste

Texas lawmakers want to ban dangerous radioactive waste. The proposal would give a nuclear waste company a big financial break.

by Erin Douglas, Texas Tribune


As a nuclear waste company’s plan to store the most dangerous type of radioactive waste in West Texas moves forward at the federal level, state lawmakers are aiming to ban the materials from entering the state.

Environmental and consumer advocates for years have decried a proposal to build a 332-acre site in West Texas near the New Mexico border to store the riskiest type of nuclear waste: spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants, which can remain dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years.

A bill advancing in the House, filed by Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, whose district includes Andrews County — where the proposed facility would be located — seeks to stop the plan by banning that type of radioactive waste from being disposed of or stored in Texas.

But House Bill 2692 would also give that same company a big break on state fees it pays for its existing disposal facility for lower-risk radioactive waste.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/08/nuclear-waste-texas-ban/

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Tikki Apr 8 #1

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:06 PM

1. The gift* that never, ever stops giving.

actually a grift*...decades and decades and decades of nasty nuclear waste plant maintenance and waste containment contracts..given over and over to the latest shiny object scientist and contractors who are in the pocket of local or federal officials...all this, forever, at tax payers' expense.

Tikki

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