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hazardous-waste

WCS currently has extensive authorizations and permits allowing for receipt, treatment, storage and landfill disposal of hazardous/toxic waste and radioactive waste defined as “Exempt” under Title 25 Texas Administrative Code Part 289.  WCS also has authorization for the receipt, treatment, and storage of low-level and mixed low-level wastes including TRU and Greater Than Class C wastes.  The site includes a RCRA Subtitle C landfill and is directly accessible via WCS’ onsite rail spur.

WCS’ current regulatory authorizations include the following:

  • Industrial Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Storage, Processing, and Land Disposal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Permit # HW-50358 granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • Authorization No. TXD988088464 granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Treatment, Storage, and Land Disposal of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) wastes, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) solids (unlimited concentration) and asbestos.

The WCS facilities include a state-of-the-art, negative pressure Process Building dedicated to the treatment of radioactive and mixed waste.  This processing facility includes over 20,000 ft2 of treatment and staging area and an 80 yd3 capacity mixing pan.  A “Permacon” tent staged in this building provides for double containment treatment as necessary.  A Stabilization Building has two additional 80 yd3 mix pans for hazardous waste only.  Covered storage is available in the Container Storage Area with 37,500 ft3 of waste storage capacity and the Bin Storage Area with 2,160 yd3 of storage capacity (liquid or solid).  WCS is authorized to store up to 1.5 million ft3 of waste.

WCS currently employs the following treatment technologies:

  • Chemical oxidation
  • Chemical reduction
  • Deactivation
  • Micro- and Macro-encapsulation
  • Neutralization
  • Stabilization
  • Controlled reaction