Texas Company Wants Kansas Radioactive Waste

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A Texas official says his county would love to have low-level radioactive waste from Nebraska, Kansas and three other compact states.

Andrews County Industrial Foundation President Lloyd Eisenrich says if it was up to him, he would welcome the waste, and so would the Andrews Chamber of Commerce.

He told the Lincoln Nebraska Journal Star that shipping tons of low-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and hospitals would bring more high-tech jobs and money to his county, near the Texas-New Mexico border.

Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns has asked Texas Governor Rick Perry to consider allowing the waste from Nebraska and the four members of the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact. The compact also includes Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.