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TEXAS – TCEQ DENIES CONTESTED CASE HEARING RE WCS MAJOR LICENSE AMENDMENT

On August 20, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) voted to deny requests to have a contested case hearing on a significant amendment to the license for the Texas Compact disposal facility operated by Waste Control Specialists (WCS). The vote effectively amends the license to allow WCS to dispose up to 9 million cubic feet of waste and to begin accepting depleted uranium at the compact disposal facility. The amendment ale reduces the financial assurance that WCS is required to post from $136 million to $86 million.

For additional information, contact Rod Baltzer, President of WCS, at (972) 450-4235 or at rbaltzer@valhi.net. Contact information for TCEQ may be found here. www.tceq.state.tx.us/permitting/radmat/contact.html