Group meets in Midland to protest nuclear waste in West Texas

Published: Sep. 29, 2018 at 10:59 PM CDT
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A group of West Texans met in the Tall City Saturday afternoon, to speak out against a waste dump proposal that would bring radioactive waste through West Texas.

They gathered in Downtown Midland with signs and an inflatable nuclear waste container.

Waste Control Specialists wants to bring in by rail 40,000 tons of irradiated fuel rods from nuclear reactors around the country to store at their existing waste site.

One woman at the event explains why it's so dangerous to have radioactive waste in West Texas.

“This is what you hear about in the big suits, when they try to deal with problems like Fukishima, or where we’ve had meltdowns before like in the three-mile islands or Chernobyl. This is the most dangerous of all radioactive waste,” said Karen Hadden, Clean Air and Clean Energy Advocate.

The public has until Cctober 19th to speak up about the plan to dump the radioactive waste in West Texas.