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West Texas radioactive waste site bill


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West Texas - A bill that would allow a remote low-level radioactive waste site in West Texas to bury material from dozens of states has been approved by the Texas House.

Environmentalists say this bill will bring Texas more radioactive waste than it can handle, while supporters argue that the West Texas site could be a secure solution for all states.

The Senate approved the bill last month but must vote on it again because of House amendments that need to be modified.

States would be ordered to pay surcharge fees to dispose at the site.