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2014-06-02 23:11:07

MHF to highlight recent formation of new subsidiary to provide Low-Level and Intermediate Level Containers for the Radwaste Market. Wexford, PA (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 MHF Services will exhibit at the 23rd annual International Low-Level Waste Conference & Exhibit to be hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) in Orlando, FL, June 9-12. MHF, a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, has had a significant presence at the EPRI...

2011-07-01 13:10:07

After Fukushima, it is now imperative to redefine what makes a successful nuclear power program - from cradle to grave. If nuclear waste management is not thought out from the beginning, the public in many countries will reject nuclear power as an energy choice, according to research that appears today in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE. According to Allison Macfarlane, associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University, and a member of...

2011-06-15 16:30:00

DALLAS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Lindquist, Chief Executive Officer of Waste Control Specialists LLC ("WCS"), a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), today announced that it has entered into a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority ("TVA") that allows TVA to dispose of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste ("LLRW"), subject to regulatory approvals. This is the first contract entered into with a non-Texas Compact generator since the Texas legislature passed a...

2011-06-08 16:00:00

DALLAS, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An environmental and public safety problem that has remained unanswered for the state of Texas and its citizens for more than 30 years has been addressed with today's announcement that Waste Control Specialists LLC ("WCS"), a subsidiary of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), has signed a contract with one of the state's largest private brokers for the permanent disposal of low-level radioactive waste ("LLRW") at the Texas Compact disposal facility being...

2011-05-31 16:39:00

DALLAS, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Lindquist, Chief Executive Officer of Waste Control Specialists ("WCS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), today praised the Texas Legislature for approving legislation that strengthens the partnership between the state of Texas, Andrews County and WCS to provide a Texas Solution to a critical longstanding environmental challenge. Noting the significant efforts and investments made by all three partners in developing a...

2011-02-04 12:59:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the League of Women Voters of Texas: WHO: The League of Women Voters of Texas WHAT: Educational Forum for Texas Legislators and the public: How Can Radioactive Waste Be Stored Safely, Protect Texans, the State Budget and the Environment? Experts will discuss the importation and disposal of low-level radioactive waste in Texas. The Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission,...

2011-01-03 07:23:00

DALLAS, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI) announced today that Waste Control Specialists LLC ("WCS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valhi, has commenced infrastructure construction on a historic project for the near-surface disposal of Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste ("LLRW") at its Andrews County, Texas facility. "This is a historic event because this will be the first LLRW facility that can dispose of Class A, B and C LLRW from the day it opens. For...

2010-12-20 10:12:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Texans for Public Justice: Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons has contributed $1,120,000 to Texas Governor Rick Perry - $500,000 in the past four months - as his political appointees are considering a rule to open the West Texas nuclear waste dump Simmons operates to radioactive shipments from nearly every state in the nation. Not wanting to touch nuclear waste itself, Congress ordered states to...

2010-08-11 11:34:00

NRC and EPA called upon to examine radioactive waste site and licensing process, risks of groundwater contamination and potential risks to the Ogallala Aquifer, which lies beneath eight states AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental groups today asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate the radioactive waste storage and disposal programs administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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