First disposal of radioactive waste completed at Texas facility

Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS), a subsidiary of Valhi Inc. (NYSE: VHI), on April 27 said the first shipment of low-level radioactive waste, received from Bionomics Inc., has been safely disposed of in the Texas Compact Facility.

The Texas Compact Facility is owned and licensed by the state of Texas, operated by WCS and hosted and supported by Andrews County, Texas.

The WCS facility is the only commercial facility in the U.S. licensed to dispose of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste (LLRW). It is also licensed for the treatment and storage of LLRW and has served as a temporary storage facility for past U.S. Department of Energy projects.

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