WCS will provide the most comprehensive, compliant, customer-friendly, and cost-effective treatment, storage and disposal of radioactive waste for the U.S. nuclear market.
WCS Site Overview:
Located on a 600-ft. thick nearly impermeable red-bed clay formation, the Waste Control Specialists (WCS) site ensures safe and permanent disposal of radioactive waste by taking advantage of this unique natural barrier. WCS operates a licensed 1,338-acre facility located on our 14,900-acre site in western Andrews County, Texas.
- WCS provides a one-stop location for treatment, storage and disposal of low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) and mixed low-level radioactive waste.
- WCS provides vital disposal services at its Compact Waste Facility (CWF) for Texas generators of LLRW and generators in 34 other states that do not have an operating compact facility. Those generators include nuclear power plants, hospitals and research centers. WCS provides similar disposal options for the U.S. Department of Energy at its Federal Waste Facility and at its Byproduct Waste Facility.
- Offering the most robust facilities of their kind in the world, WCS is a long-term solution for the nation’s commercial and government radioactive waste generators.
Consolidated Interim Storage Facility license application
In March 2018, WCS and Orano USA, a leading company in the safe management and transportation of used nuclear fuel with more than 30 years’ experience in the United States, announced their intent to form a joint venture to license a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel at the WCS site. The joint venture will request that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission resume its review of the CISF license application originally submitted April 2016 and docketed by the NRC for review in January 2017 (Docket No. 72-1050).