San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board

Published 12:00 am, Saturday, March 18, 2017

There’s been no shortage of local anxiety over a proposal to transport and store high-level nuclear waste in West Texas.

Bexar County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to oppose the transport of spent nuclear fuel to Andrews County, and City Councilman Ron Nirenberg has said he wants the city to legally oppose Waste Control Specialists’ application.

The concern is that rail transport of high-level nuclear waste from across the U.S. to Andrews County will pass through Bexar County, putting our community at risk. But the facts don’t fully support the concern.

Nuclear waste is transported safely all the time.

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