Don’t Let Texas Be the Storage Site for the Nation’s Radioactive Waste
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy is Seeking Public Comment
Texas is being considered as one of two possible locations for storage of cancer causing high-level radioactive waste, posing a serious threat to public health and safety. Thousands of shipments caring this hazardous waste would pass through Texas communities, putting them at risk of radioactive contamination if an accident should occur. Then the hazardous waste would be stored at a site that could cause the contamination of the country’s largest aquifer. This plan is risky and unnecessary. Until a permanent disposal location has been established, nuclear waste should be kept secure at the facilities where it is produced, not shipped around the country, putting thousands of communities at risk.