Texas Radioactive Dump Opens

Texas gave the go-ahead Friday for a radioactive-waste dump near the New Mexico border, making it the fourth such site for low-level waste in the U.S. The dump will mostly be used for Texas medical waste, as well as some waste transported to the site from 38 different states. Environmentalists have raised concerns about the plans for the site managed by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists, saying that the syringes, laboratory animals, and other contaminated materials disposed of there may have a hazardous effect on groundwater.