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Texas Legislature 2021

State lawmakers again try to ban most dangerous nuclear waste as feds consider allowing it at West Texas site

A failed regular session bill sought to give a financial break to a West Texas nuclear waste disposal company. Now, lawmakers have removed what opponents called a giveaway and are again trying to pass a bill to stop highly radioactive materials from coming to Texas.

The entrance to the Waste Control Specialists site where radioactive and hazardous waste is being stored on Jan. 17, 2021.
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