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“WCS’ attention to testing, safety, economy and the storage and disposal techniques is very impressive.”

-WCS Tour Attendee

WCS’s payments to county surpass $13-million level

By Sam Kaufman August 20, 2020 – Andrews County News Waste Control Specialists’ third-quarter check to the county—received at the end of June—was nearly identical to the previous quarter payment and enabled the county to surpass a milestone figure with WCS money. Andrews County Auditor Carol White said WCS deposited a check of nearly $209,000 on June 30. The county continues to be on a pace to surpass $1 million [...]

August 20th, 2020|

WCS has the safest nuclear waste site in the country

By Elicia Sanchez July 12, 2020 – Andrews County News This year marks my 20th anniversary with Waste Control Specialists. When I started with WCS in May 2000, it was still a startup company. We took in our first shipment in 1997; the majority of all our shipments were hazardous materials for disposal. We had just one landfill and could store and treat hazardous and low level radioactive waste, but [...]

July 12th, 2020|

5 Common Myths About Transporting Spent Nuclear Fuel

May 26, 2020 – Office of Nuclear Energy U.S. nuclear power plants generated a record 809 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2019. While our nation’s reactors create massive amounts of clean energy, they also produce spent or used nuclear fuel that is securely stored at 76 reactor and storage sites across the country. Despite being safely transported in the United States for more than half a century, many still [...]

May 26th, 2020|
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Waste Control Specialists’ unparalleled geological characteristics reflected in latest Performance Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2019 Waste Control Specialists’ unparalleled geological characteristics reflected in latest Performance Assessment TCEQ approves WCS Performance Assessment; site provides best environmental protection in the US Andrews, Texas – Waste Control Specialists announced that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has approved the WCS Updated Performance Assessment (PA) for its Compact Waste Facility and Federal Waste Facility. The PA highlights the unique geology of the [...]

November 8th, 2019|

Waste Control Specialists launches bilingual website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2019 Spanish information and updates expand company’s public outreach and commitment to transparency Andrews, TX – Waste Control Specialists LLC, a longtime provider of the most comprehensive and secure disposal, treatment and storage of low-level radioactive waste, is pleased to unveil the new Spanish version of its website, www.wcstexas.com. “We are excited to expand our audience reach and more effectively provide important public information in [...]

January 7th, 2019|

Waste Control Specialists welcomes Mary Lou Morga as community liaison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2018 Andrews resident returns to serve her home community Andrews, Texas – Waste Control Specialists (WCS) announced today that Mary Lou Morga has joined the team as a community liaison. She will assist with communications activities and serve as an accessible point of contact for the Andrews community and surrounding areas. Morga has 15 years of experience in broadcast journalism, during which time she received [...]

October 19th, 2018|
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