"Texas Site Begins Taking Federal Nuclear Waste"

"ANDREWS, Texas -- Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons' remote hazardous waste dump in West Texas began accepting low-level radioactive material Thursday from a federal lab in New Mexico — the latest step in Simmons' vision of a site that accepts all types of waste."

"The first two containers carrying radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were placed into an 8-inch-thick, reinforced concrete canister at the bottom of a new burial site.

'We wanted to be a one-stop shop with everything in,' Waste Control Specialists President Rod Baltzer told U.S., Texas and New Mexico officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 'We're proud to have a large and very robust complex.'"

Betsy Blaney reports for the Associated Press June 6, 2013.

Source: AP, 06/07/2013