Texas Lawmaker Wants WCS Documents to be Made Public

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

There could be another road block in the way for the new low level radioactive waste site in Andrews.

A Texas lawmaker wants documents about the Waste Control Specialists Site in Andrews to be made public.

State Representative Lon Burnam will hold a news conference on Monday to ask Attorney General Greg Abbott if the papers can even be released.

The documents detail the TCEQ's concerns with the application from Waste Control Specialists.

Burnam says he's not allowed to share the documents publicly, citing a confidentiality agreement he signed in 2009 under the insistence of the TCEQ.

Burnam wants the agency to prevent any operations at the site until safety can be guaranteed.

A spokesman for TCEQ said the agency believes, "the license is and will be protective of human health and the environment."