Two Surveys Show Different Opinions on Waste Control Specialists

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - Things are still heating up when it comes to the plan to bring Waste Control Specialists to West Texas. Two surveys are showing two very different opinions.

The two surveys given out to the public; one from a company out of Andrews and the other from Austin and while both had similar questions neither of them had the same results.
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club released results of a survey showing that 80% of Texas voters oppose having a radioactive waste landfill in Texas.
Andrews Industrial Foundation released a version of their survey, and results showed 72% of Texans support the disposal of low level radio active waste.

"Our votes show that people stand by WCS coming to West Texas," Lloyd Eisenrich with the Andrews Industrial Foundation, said.

"Yes, their polls may show that people in Andrews are for it, but ours show that majority of Texans aren't for bringing radioactive waste through Texas or other states," Sierra Club pollster, Paul Maslin, said.

Andrews Industrial Foundation's survey polled 801 registered voters across the state; Sierra Club was among 600 voters. Both companies say they have the strong majority of Texas voters behind them.