Nuclear Waste May Find A Home In Andrews County – Which Thrills And Horrifies Locals

The revenue Andrews County will earn from nuclear waste disposal is one reason some in the community are supportive of the project. Opponents fear the presence of high-level radiation in their community.

By Mitch BordenAugust 29, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

Early last year, a Texas-based company revived its efforts to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from the country’s power plants in Andrews County. The potential storage location happens to be right in the middle of the nation’s busiest oil field — the Permian Basin.

This has an oil company, some local residents and environmental groups worried. But others are hopeful that the efforts to store the waste might be a boon to the local economy.

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