Andrews Sisters Ask Texas Supreme Court to Reverse WCS Election

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Two West Texas sisters opposed to a new radioactive dump site are asking the state's highest court to reverse the results of an election that narrowly approved $75 million in bonds for the project.

They filed their appeal to the Texas Supreme Court Wednesday. The bond election, held in May 2009 and decided by three votes, allows Andrews County to borrow to build the nuclear waste disposal site for Waste Control Specialists.

A recount verified the 3-vote win. Peggy and Melodye Pryor then challenged results in state district court and lost.

Last month, an El Paso appeals court upheld that outcome. The sisters claim in their appeal there were errors or omissions on about 90 voter registration cards.