Texas Supreme Court Upholds Andrews County Bond Election

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NewsWest 9 has learned that the Texas Supreme Court has upheld the Andrews County bond election, meaning it's full steam ahead for Waste Control Specialists.

NewsWest 9 spoke with Waste Control Specialists Officials on Friday and they said this marks a big step for their company and now they can move forward on that low level radioactive waste facility.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of Andrews County in the lawsuit filed by 'No Bonds for Billionaires.'

You may remember the 75-million dollar bond election in Andrews County that won by a mere three votes.

'No Bonds for Billionaires' took the County to court over the way they held that election.

An El Paso judge ruled in favor of the County.

They appealed it to the state and the Texas Supreme Court gave the county the go-ahead to issue the bonds.

Now at this point, Waste Control Specialists tells NewsWest 9, it's up to Andrews County officials for when and how they'll issue those bonds.

They're hoping to start construction on the low level radioactive waste site as early as the fourth quarter of this year.