Updated, April 2, 12:20 p.m.:
A storage facility in Andrews County, Texas has received its first truckload of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Mexico-based Nuclear Waste Partnership said Wednesday in a news release.
The truck arrived safely, and as many as 10 shipments per week are scheduled over the coming months, the release said.
The private facility, operated by Waste Control Specialists, will be paid up to $8.8 million to store the waste for as long as a year.
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