Fort Worth lawmaker airs concerns about low-level nuclear waste being transported on Texas roads

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AUSTIN — State Rep. Lon Burnam is worried about countless trucks carrying low-level nuclear waste driving on local roads — likely Interstates 20 and 30 — on the way to a disposal site in Andrews County.

Already, Vermont is sending its waste to the West Texas site, and Burnam, D-Fort Worth, is afraid that without additional restrictions more states might follow suit.

“Over two-thirds of the nation’s nuclear waste will come through D-FW on its way to Andrews County,” he said. “The question is, are we taking it from two states or all of the states?”


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