Waste Control Specialists Protest Planned for This Saturday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - The group that originally fought for alcohol sales in Andrews is now planning a protest against low level radioactive waste dumping in their county.

'Promote Andrews' plans to hold a protest at the same location where the Texas Compact Commission will meet this Saturday.

During that meeting, the commission will talk about the proposed site at the Waste Control Specialists facility.

'Promote Andrews' will join forces with the Pryor sisters, who filed a lawsuit against the county over the 2009 election which gave 75-million dollars to Waste Control Specialists to build the dump site.

"The protest comes because the meeting the Compact Commission is having this Saturday is the final meeting before they allow 36 states to send their nuclear waste to Texas for disposal. This is really our last chance to speak out to the Commission," Timothy Gannaway with 'Promote Andrews,' said.

The protest is set for 8:30 Saturday morning at Andrews High School.

While this group plans to protest, the Andrews Chamber of Commerce will be out there too.

They're asking folks in the community to pick up signs and shirts at their office in support of the WCS project by Thursday.