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WCS attempting to bring high-level radioactive waste to its West Texas dump

It’s official now.

Waste Control Specialists wants to expand its low-level radioactive waste dump in Andrews County to include the much more dangerous spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants. 267 more words

Nuclear Power

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

News

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. 189 more words

News

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

Dump Watch: Five potentially defective containers from WIPP site are being stored at West Texas waste dump

(Pictured: The ruptured container that remains at the WIPP site.)

The Department of Energy thinks it now knows what caused the radiation leak earlier this year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. 294 more words

Radioactive Waste

Why do we still not know what’s wrong with WIPP?

By DON HANCOCK, Southwest Research and Information Center

More than four months after a radiation leak was detected late at night on Valentine’s Day at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), most of the important things about what happened and future options are still unknown. 1,348 more words

Environmental Regulation