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How Lucrative is Burying Radioactive Rubble? Valhi-WCS in West Texas USA

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When nuclear power stations are decommissioned, the radioactive parts and radioactive rubble must go someplace. Other than putting radioactive waste in regular landfills, which they do some places, it’s hard to think of a much cheaper way to dispose of radioactive waste than this. (Faux-environmentalists don’t care where it goes, as long as it’s not in their immediate backyard.)
Rad Waste Barrels WCS Texas
WCS Rad Waste Dump Birds Eye View (Texas)
According to the New York Times, Jan. 21, 2014, WCS in Texas is charging as much as $10,000 per cubic ft to bury so-called low level radioactive waste, which isn’t really low level at all. It includes radionuclides, such as plutonium, which are deadly for thousands and even millions of years.
And yet, currently WCS is at least $77 million in debt.

Valhi is the parent company of Waste Control Specialists (WCS) which buries radioactive waste in Andrews County, West Texas, not very far from where former President George Bush…

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May 15, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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