DALLAS – The Texas Senate on Wednesday was considering a bill that would raise the levels of permitted radioactivity in waste delivered to a bond-funded dump site in Andrews County and prohibit nearby residents in New Mexico from suing in Texas courts.

Senate Bill 791 by Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, would benefit the firm Waste Control Specialists that operates the disposal site and bring about $700,000 per year to Andrews County for training on handling radioactive spills at the site or in transit.

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