Compact Waste Facility

The Texas Compact Waste Facility (CWF) is owned and licensed by the state of Texas, operated by Waste Control Specialists and hosted and supported by the community of Andrews, in western Andrews County. It is the only commercial facility in the United States licensed to dispose of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste.

The CWF has a licensed capacity of 2, 3100, 000 cubic feet and 3,890,000 curies of disposal space.

A key component of the CWF is a seven foot thick liner system which includes a one-foot thick layer of reinforced concrete.

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Federal Waste Facility

The WCS Federal Waste Facility was designed, permitted and constructed for disposal of Class A, B and C Low-level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) and Mixed Low-level Radioactive Waste (MLLRW).

Upon completion, the FWF has a licensed disposal capacity of up to 26,000,000 cubic feet and 5,600,000 curies total. Upon closure, the Federal Government takes title to the waste.

A key component in the FWF includes a seven foot thick liner system which includes a one-foot thick layer of reinforced concrete, and a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliant geosynthetic layer.

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Hazardous Waste Facility

The WCS Hazardous Waste Facility is capable of processing and disposing of several different forms of radioactive, hazardous and toxic wastes.  WCS is authorized to use this facility to dispose of low activity radioactive waste (LAW or “exempt”waste) that is less than 10% of the Class A disposal limit as well as RCRA hazardous waste and TSCA waste such as PCBs and asbestos. These waste management operations are part of the one stop shop WCS offers to customers for treatment, storage and final disposal.

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Byproduct Disposal Facility

The byproduct disposal facility is comprised of approximately 16-acre landfill with engineered liner, associated support structures on the surface, and a buffer zone and provides disposal capacity for approximately one million cubic yards.

Disposal in the landfill will occur completely below the top of the Triassic Dockum red beds, which is a laterally extensive and very thick massive clay and sandstone/siltstone formation.

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Treatment and Storage

WCS is authorized for the receipt, processing and storage of radioactive waste, and for the non-thermal treatment of:

  • Ignitable, corrosive, toxic, selective reactive, and non-hazardous wastes
  • Liquids, sludge’s, solids, lab packs in approved containers, and liquids in bulk tankers

WCS is capable of storing:

  • Radioactive Waste, incl. Greater Than Class C (GTCC) LLRW, Transuranic Waste, Sealed Sources, and Byproduct Material.
  • RCRA/TSCA Waste

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Rail Line

WCS has a four and a half mile rail loop around the facility for convenient on-site shipping.

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Administrative Building

WCS employs almost 200 people at their facilities in Andrews, TX. With a friendly team atmosphere, track record of dedication to workplace safety and a competitive benefits package WCS has assembled a remarkable group of highly skilled individuals.

WCS is always looking to add to our growing team of employees.

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