Commission Lets 36 States Dump Nuclear Waste in Texas

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

File Under: What the hell is wrong with these people?

A Texas commission on Tuesday approved rules that pave the way for 36 states to export nuclear to a remote landfill along the Texas-New Mexico border.

The 5-2 vote by the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Commission came after last-minute legal maneuvering on Monday failed to delay the meeting, environmentalists warned the dump would pollute groundwater and more than 5,000 people commented on the plan.

“We are certainly very pleased and happy,” CEO Bill Lindquist of Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists told the Associated Press after the vote in Andrews, TX.

The expansion increases the debate over where, and if, nuclear waste can be dumped safely in the U.S., an argument that has taken on fresh importance since President Obama vowed to decrease the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, partly by building more nuclear power plants.

Exposure to radiation is considered a mutagen, meaning that it causes mutations in DNA and is why exposure to radiation increases the risk of deformities in animals as well as increases in cancer.
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9 Responses to Commission Lets 36 States Dump Nuclear Waste in Texas

  1. feminazi says:

    Some might say Texas is a state already populated with genetic mutations so what’s the harm of more radiation in the ground water, soil and air? I mean, in the Lone Star State, business is king and the Bible is the only book people need to have a meaningful life.

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    What better place than Texas? They hate environmental consciousness, after all.

    Maybe they can charge enough to put a dent in their budget deficit.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    Bill Lindquist, CEO of Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists told the AP he was “pleased and happy” to have nuclear waste deposited in his state?

    This reads like an SNL skit or better still, a quote from MAD’s Alfred E. Newman.

    Isn’t Texas the state where they have active oil pipelines running through suburban tract housing developments? I seem to recall one exploding back in the 1980’s.

  4. MichaelTAtheist says:

    Texas has been the “Home Ground” for ‘Mutants” for a long time, why stop now…….. Look at the Mutant Barbara Bush gave birth to. He got so far as to occupy the White House…………

  5. Texas did give us George W. Bush, John Cornyn, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Rick Perry. If their DNA isn’t damaged, then I’m a rightwing NRA member.

    Was that harsh?

  6. Rachel says:

    What says America more than gazing out you kitchen window and seeing a nuclear waste dump simmering in the sunlight? Sorry but, I do NOT want to live near radiation. That stuff is dangerous and potentially harmful. I wonder what the hell Texas is thinking?

  7. libhomo says:

    Texas also has managed to endanger New Mexico in the process. What a bunch of asshats.

    We need to ban nuclear power. It’s dangerous, inefficient, and requires government subsidies that should be going to green energy.

  8. not serious says:

    Please see the wiki site on where he was born, he was no more born in Texas than his brother (former governor of Florida was born in Florida) please get your facts straight.

  9. not serious says:

    You said and did nothing when they moved the Jews to the ghettos, you said and did nothing when they murdered them. You said and did nothing when your rights to freedom of speech were infringed upon, you said and did nothing when your lands were sold out from under you, you did nothing when they confiscated your lands and made them federally protected, keep saying nothing and supporting your fellow human beings rights being taken away, soon you could see a Lodz ghetto near you. It’s nice to know that Texans who spent a lot of time fighting for rights seems to be losing them rather quickly and their fellow Americans are in the background supporting it. I do believe this is how Hitler got started. How many large scale wars does it take for common sense to dawn on people to the fact that if you support the rights of one being taken away, then you support it for yourself also? Ignorance isn’t always bliss…..

    Libyans and Afghans and Haitians get more support than Texans? Wow! Way to go my fellow Americans. Perhaps they could just move all the displaced persons from the countries above into your neighborhoods and you would welcome them, nurture them and treat them as your own? I doubt it but hey one can dream huh? All except them bad ole Texans, must not have them there huh? Really nice sentiment folks.

    While you’re at it why don’t you just shoot us for giving more than any other state (other than California) in fighting wars we didn’t want to be involved in in the first place? Texans went to war because it was their duty to protect the people who want to call them names.

    Texas used to be a nice quiet little place to grow up in, I know I was raised in Texas, then all the outsiders moved in and messed it up. So much for southern hospitality.

    Of course when Texas was fighting to keep Texas, most of the weenies who are there now waited until others fought the battle for them, then they moved in.

    Texas population 1960 – 9,624,000
    Texas population 2011 – 25,674,681
    It wasn’t from just making babies folks.

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