Nuclear waste makes its way to West Texas

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Updated: 9/28/2012 2:00 am
Trucks laden with nuclear waste are headed to West Texas from Vermont.

The first shipment of low-level radioactive material has been delivered to the Waste Control Specialists facility near Andrews, about 100 miles southwest of Lubbock. A 30-gallon drum containing radioactive medical waste from the University of Vermont was also shipped recently.

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant, by far Vermont's largest radioactive waste generator, has also has begun making shipments.
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DrCid - 9/27/2012 9:48 PM
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Have our Locals-in-Charge lost their minds? First, we are going to have natural gas fracking right here inside the city of Lubbock. Now we will have Yankee NUCLEAR WASTE within a hundred miles of Lubbock. Seriously, does nobody else see anything wrong with this? Are we some redneck backwoods where the rest of America now feels it can dump its garbage? Why can't our Yankee brethren keep their OWN killer waste if it's so safe!? What is a dollar worth if you are dead? Is there anyone who has not heard the word cancer? Come on, people!
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