Warning: Texas officials approve radioactive waste dump（米国テキサス州が放射性廃棄物投棄を承認）
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Texas officials approve radioactive waste dump
JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press
Updated 01:08 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Radioactive waste from dozens of states could soon be buried in a Texas dump near the New Mexico border after Texas officials gave final approval Friday to rules allowing the shipments.
Texas lawmakers in 2011 approved the rural Andrews County site to take the waste and the Friday's unanimous vote by the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Compact Commission cleared a major hurdle to allow the waste burial.
Texas already had a compact legal with Vermont to take its waste. Environmentalists have argued against expanding the program to 36 more states, warning it could result in radioactive material rumbling through the state on trucks with few safeguards in case of an accident. They also say a problem at the waste dump could lead to potential underground water contamination.
Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists, which owns and operates the site, insists it will be safe. The waste would be entombed in concrete about 100 feet underground in an area with densely packed clay. The site still needs final approval from state environmental regulators, and company president Rod Baltzer said it could happen as early as next week.
Update 06:40, 24th Mar, 2012:
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