DALLAS — A radioactive waste dump financed with taxable general obligation bonds in Andrews County, Texas, is beginning to produce revenue for the county and the state, nine years after lawmakers authorized the controversial site.

Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists, which runs the disposal site in a remote section of West Texas on the New Mexico border, paid the county $630,000 and the state $3.4 million as part of an agreement after the Texas Legislature authorized the company to store toxic waste from other states. HB 1567 passed in 2003 was crafted for Texas financier Harold Simmons, a prominent donor to Republican causes.

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