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Nuclear waste site expansion OK’d by Texas regulators

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. 435 more words


Texas Regulators Approve Expansion Of Nuke Site

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Regulators have approved allowing depleted uranium to be buried at a West Texas nuclear waste dump site.

Company spokesman Chuck McDonald on Wednesday said the state’s environmental commissioners approved the amendment to the license held by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists. 186 more words


New theory about WIPP barrel leak: Trace metals + acidic waste + organic kitty litter = Exothermic reaction. And what does this bad chemistry mean for the treatment of low-level waste in Texas?

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported yesterday:

A glove used to process nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory and metallic residue from that process have grabbed the attention of investigators probing the cause of a radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a lab official told lawmakers Wednesday. 269 more words

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant