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May 4, 2021      5:18 PM

Showdown over nuclear waste delayed on Texas House floor

Late in the day, House members were being pulled off the floor by those lobbying hard on the bill trying to flip votes while the bill itself had been postponed to the end of the day’s agenda. The bill was again postponed before the House gaveled out

The Texas House later today is set to debate what some consider nuclear waste policy with national implications.

House Bill 2692 by Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, would essentially put a stop to a controversial plan to use a site in Andrews County to store the most dangerous level of radioactive waste. That type of waste is made up of spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants. That waste is said to stay dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years.

By Scott Braddock

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