Small town Texas mayor wants to store US nuclear waste

Blake Roberts poses for a photo near his home in Andrews, Texas on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Roberts and his family are strong supporters of WCS’s effort to begin work on a high level nuclear waste dump site. Roberts said he would have no second thoughts about any impacts on safety to the area and he believes it would help the community to not be so reliant on gas and oil. Photographer: Sergio Flores/Bloomberg

The mayor of a small town in the heart of the Permian Basin of West Texas wants to store some of the nation’s nuclear waste at a proposed site.

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