ANDREWS, Texas (April 27, 2012) – William J. Lindquist, CEO of Waste Control Specialists LLC ("WCS"), a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), announced today that the first shipment of low-level radioactive waste, received from Bionomics Inc., has been safely disposed of in the Texas Compact Facility.
"I am pleased to announce that medical researchers and universities that use radioactive materials everyday to save lives, and nuclear power plants that produce much of our country's energy needs, are now using a facility specifically designed, engineered and constructed to permanently dispose of the low-level radioactive waste ("LLRW") that is currently in temporary storage, much of it in urban centers," Mr. Lindquist said.
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WCS has emerged as the national leader in treatment, storage and disposal of radioactive, hazardous and mixed waste at its 1338-acre, west Texas facility near Andrews.
With the opening of the Texas Compact Disposal Facility, WCS is now the only facility in the United States licensed in the last 30 years to dispose of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste.