Texas Nuclear Waste Site Gets OK Over Oil, Gas Opposition (1)

Sept. 13, 2021, 5:23 PMUpdated: Sept. 13, 2021, 9:40 PM

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday issued a license to a company hoping to build a high-level nuclear waste storage facility in Texas that has drawn opposition from Gov. Greg Abbott as well as the state’s oil and gas industry.

The NRC issued the license to the company authorizing it to receive, possess, transfer and store up to 5,000 metric tons of spent fuel and 231.3 metric tons of greater-than-class C low-level radioactive waste for 40 years.

The company has said it plans to expand the facility in seven additional phases, up to a total capacity of 40,000 metric tons ...

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