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Texas Vows to Fight Plan to Send It Nation’s Nuclear Waste (1)

Sept. 14, 2021, 6:25 PM

Texas officials vowed to fight a federal regulator’s decision to approve plans to allow thousands of tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste to be stored in oil fields in the state.

“Texas will not become America’s nuclear waste dumping ground,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Twitter Tuesday. Abbott last week signed into law legislation that attempts to block the project from moving forward.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a license Monday to Orano CIS LLC and its joint venture partner, J.F. Lehman & Co.’s Waste Control Specialists LLC, to establish a repository in the ...

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