Feds Still Pushing for High Level Nuclear Waste Storage in Andrews

 

ANDREWS – The plan to build a spent nuclear fuel storage facility continues full steam ahead as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues a license to construct and operate the facility in Andrews.

According to the NRC, the license was issued to Interim Storage Partners LLC –– which is a joint venture of Waste Control Specialists. 

WCS currently operates a licensed 1,338-acre facility that treats, stores, and disposes of low-level radioactive waste and mixed low-level radioactive waste in Andrews.

Internal Storage Partners will be allowed to store up to 5,000 metric tons of spent fuel and 231.3 metric tons of Greater-Than-Class C low-level radioactive waste for the next four decades.

While construction has not begun, ISP "plans to expand the facility in seven additional phases, up to a total capacity of 40,000 metric tons of fuel."

Any expansion will require a license amendment with additional NRC safety and environmental reviews.

The decision is facing pushback from State Representative Landgraf –– who sponsored a Texas law that bans the storage of the waste in the state and the issuance of construction permits for the building or operation of high-level nuclear waste facilities.

At that time, Rep. Landgraf said the following: “If the NRC wants to push this as a federal vs. state issue, I think that’s something we can expect, but I think the NRC and the Biden administration can expect a fightback."

More about the nuclear waste storage proposal is here.

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CGM5, Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:52

I feel sure if it was explained to the government that the nuclear waste could be harmful to the illegal aliens traveling north in that area, biden and his minions would put an immediate stop to it. Or to keep the illegals out of that area, they could put up a wall or fence..

Biden's Border Patrol is doing a good job at catching them. Besides the wall (and trumps other policies) didn't work when the surge started under trump like you said it did, didn't work when trump had a surge in 2019 either. You did say that it was because of what Biden said, but you are just admitting that Biden had more power as a citizen than trump did as president. At least you acknowledge that people actually listen to Biden versus everybody ignoring trump.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2019/09/23/immigration-issues-migrants-mexico-central-america-caravans-smuggling/2026215001/

"It did start under the last couple of months of Trump" -CGM5

https://sanangelolive.com/comment/29555#comment-29555

Here's Biden doing so much good . The guy couldn't tie his own shoe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efgasga48to

Get over what ? You should take a dos of your own medicine. 

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2021/sep/16/joe-biden-calls-scott-morrison-that-fella-down-under-video

Our president is a dementia patient.

You know better than that.

Further, I know something about high level nuclear waste.  I don't want that stuff anywhere even remotely near me or potential underground water sources.

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