Harold Simmons’ West Texas radioactive waste empire got a boost today after the Texas Senate passed legislation allowing Waste Control Specialists to accept “hotter” radioactive waste at its dump. The final vote was 24-7. Waste Control, a Simmons-controlled company, operates a growing radioactive waste dump green-lighted by the Legislature in 2003.
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Citizen challenges to a West Texas radioactive waste dump owned by Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons would be limited under legislation filed by Rep. Drew Darby.