Texas Judge Sides With Sierra Club on Waste Site

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 10:38 AM

By Robert Engler

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A Texas judge sided with the Sierra Club on Tuesday in a ruling that enables environmental activists to continue fighting a low-level, radioactive medical waste site in West Texas.

The ruling by Texas District Court Judge Lora Livingston has no immediate impact on site operations, according to the Austin American-Statesman. But it does force the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to reopen the permitting and authorization process for the facility, which it had been unwilling to do before the judge’s decision.

As a result, residents living near the facility will now have an opportunity to voice their objections.

The Sierra Club appealed the commission’s authorization on behalf of two residents who live near the waste site. According to the American-Statesman, the commission had refused to reopen the permitting process because the residents were not considered endangered by the facility.

Anthony Grigsby, an attorney representing the state agency, told the newspaper the residents live upwind, upstream, and uphill from the dump. He said the Sierra Club “failed to show whether there was any plausible way of people facing harm.”




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Army Blimps to Deploy Over Baltimore for Radar Surveillance: Report

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:10 AM

Army blimps the size of football fields will soon be deployed in northeast Baltimore for three years, using radar to det . . .

Save Bella: Dog to Be Put Down, Buried With Owner Unless ...

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 08:50 AM

A social media hashtag campaign #SaveBella has been started to spare a dog from being euthanized and buried with its own . . .

Game-Worn Michael Jordan Shoes Go for $33K at Auction

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 08:09 AM

Game-worn Michael Jordan shoes from his college career in North Carolina sold for $33K on Thursday. . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved