Texas is at risk of becoming the nation’s radioactive dumping ground.
The new proposed rules were posted in the Texas Register on Friday, November 24th and the public comment period is through December 26th. In the meantime, the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission (TLLRWCC) has scheduled a public hearing on the import/export Rule on December 9th (Thursday) at 10 am. The meeting will be on the TCEQ campus at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201 in Austin.
To read the proposed import rule, click here.
Governor Perry knew that Texans don’t want to be dumped on, and kept this issue out of the spotlight during election season. Now that the elections are over and the winter holiday season is underway, the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission is rushing to approve rules that would open Andrews County in West Texas up to radioactive waste from around the country.