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Texas Judge Sides With Sierra Club on Waste Site

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 10:38 AM

By Robert Engler

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.”

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