DALLAS - Voters in Andrews County on May 9 will weigh in on $75 million of general obligation debt to build a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in the sparsely populated West Texas county.

Waste Control Specialists Inc. plans to sell the county $75 million of assets and then lease them back to cover principal and interest on the debt if the referendum is approved. WCS also will deposit $75 million of stock of its parent company, Valhi Inc., into an escrow account, and pledge all of Valhi's NYSE-listed stock to back the facility.

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