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Travis Bubenik, KRTS

Travis Bubenik is the local anchor for Morning Edition on Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio. A graduate of UT Austin, he previously worked as News Director for KVNF - Mountain Grown Community Radio in rural Western Colorado, covering a variety of issues from organic agriculture to rural economics. He reports from West Texas on local, regional and statewide issues affecting the Big Bend and the Permian Basin. travis@marfapublicradio.org

Originally Meant for New Mexico, Diverted Nuclear Waste Arrives in West Texas

The first in a series of radioactive waste shipments arrives in Andrews County on Wednesday, April 2.

(Waste Control Specialists)

The first in a series of radioactive waste shipments arrives in Andrews County on Wednesday, April 2.

A truckload of radioactive waste that was originally meant to wind up at a storage site in Carlsbad, New Mexico arrived in West Texas today.

It was just the first of many that will be crossing the state line into Andrews Countyover the coming months.

The waste was initially headed for theWaste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, but that site’s been shuttered for over a month after what officials have described as a small leak contaminated 17 workers. Continue Reading

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