ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Waste Control Specialists, the waste disposal site east of Eunice on the Texas side of the Texas-NM border, could be expanded to take radioactive waste from 36 states, the Austin American-Statesman reported over the weekend:
A commission run jointly by Texas and Vermont, with a membership made up mostly of Gov. Rick Perry’s appointees, could decide this summer to make Texas the potential resting place for radioactive waste from 36 states.
The decision would benefit a single company, Waste Control Specialists, which is owned by one of Perry’s chief donors and has assembled an impressive lobbying roster.
The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission will meet, probably next month, to decide whether Texas can import radioactive waste from outside Texas and Vermont.