Dallas County Officials to Weigh on Texas Radioactive Dump Site Proposal

Andrews County is a five-hour drive to the west but a proposed project there is worrying some Dallas County officials.Waste Control Specialists have an application pending to store tons of used fuel from nuclear power plants in sparsely populated West Texas. That radioactive waste could potentially pass through Texas' major cities -- including ones in the the Dallas area -- by train.Dallas County Commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday morning on a resolution opposing any effort to transport "high level" radioactive waste through this area."The public health of Dallas County residents must be protected. Just because the railroad goes through the county does not mean that the population of a large urban area should be put in peril," said Commissioner Theresa Daniel in a written statement.  Continue reading...

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