More Low-Level Radioactive Material Headed to Texas

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - Low-level radioactive material from all over the U.S. will soon be traveling down Texas roads.

38 states could be dumping their radioactive waste in Andrews at the new Waste Control Specialists site.

This Friday, a Texas Commission will make the final approval.

The site is set to open on April first.

It has been a year-long effort to get Texas' approval to accept the waste.

Opponents are still worried this could cause a major hazard for our roads if an accident were to occur.

In a statement to NewsWest 9, Company Spokesman Chuck McDonald says "Statistics demonstrate there have been extremely low incidence rates for radioactive materials and safeguards are in place to address any potential issues."