Dallas Company Has Ambitious Plan to Store High-Level Nuclear Waste in West Texas

By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER mlindenberger@dallasnews.com Washington Bureau Published: 09 February 2015 11:34 PM Updated: 09 February 2015 11:40 PM WASHINGTON — The idea of burying America’s most highly radioactive nuclear waste deep under Yucca Mountain in Nevada has put politicians, activists and the nuclear energy industry at odds since 1987. That’s when Congress designated the deep-underground facility as…

WCS Wants to Store Reactor Waste

PUBLISHED ON ROLL CALL   Waste Control Specialists is looking to accept spent commercial reactor fuel for temporary storage in Andrews County, Texas, the company is expected to announce Monday. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, the facility would be the nation’s first consolidated interim storage depot for reactor waste. Citing potential savings for electricity…

Dallas company seeks to store nation’s spent nuclear fuel at West Texas site

PUBLISHED IN DALLAS MORNING NEWS   LUBBOCK — A Dallas-based company that handles low-level radioactive waste is taking the first step toward making a West Texas facility the first interim storage site for high-level nuclear waste from around the country. Waste Control Specialists on Friday notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the company’s plan to seek a license to build a facility…