Valhi announces WCS to begin construction at Andrews
Valhi, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary,
Waste Control Specialists, LLC (WCS), has awarded a three-year,
$80 million contract to URS to lead the design and construction
of new permanent disposal facilities and infrastructure
improvements at WCS’s site in Andrews County, Texas.
These new facilities will enable WCS to begin operations
under its license issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality (TCEQ) in May 2008 to dispose of radioactive
byproduct material and enhance its bulk waste handling
and disposal capabilities.
The URS contract contains three separate elements:
The addition of a railroad loop and facilities for
unloading hazardous waste materials from rail cars;
Construction of the byproduct disposal landfill;
Construction of a low-level radioactive waste (LLRW)
disposal and fill facility upon the TCEQ’s approval
of WCS’s pending LLRW disposal license application.
The WCS facility in Andrews County, Texas is currently
licensed for the processing, storage and disposal of
a broad range of hazardous, toxic and byproduct wastes
and certain types of low-level and mixed low-level radioactive