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

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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|

NRC preliminarily recommends license

Draft EIS is created for spent fuel storage application at WCS site in Andrews County By Sam Kaufman May 10, 2020 – Andrews County News A federal agency reviewing an application for spent fuel storage at Waste Control Specialists’ site provided a preliminary recommendation this week to issue the license and issued a draft environmental impact statement for public review and comment. Interim Storage Partners, a joint venture between WCS [...]

May 10th, 2020|
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NRC accepts license application for used nuclear fuel consolidated interim storage facility in West Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2018 Safety, security and environmental reviews of Interim Storage Partners’ application expected to be completed in August 2020 Andrews, Texas – Interim Storage Partners received confirmation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that ISP’s revised license application for a consolidated interim storage facility provides sufficient information for the NRC to resume its detailed review for approval. ISP, a joint venture of Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists, [...]

August 27th, 2018|
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