After being turned away by South Carolina, Michigan and Ohio are looking to Congress for approval to dump all of their nuclear waste--outside of spent nuclear fuel--in other states, including Tennessee. They join 34 other states hoping to use the Volunteer State as their private dumping ground for waste that could be highly radioactive.
The other states are also banking on Texas to certify the brilliant idea of a private hazardous waste dump. Texas will probably approve even though the company, Waste Control Specialists, built its dump site predictably near two water tables. Naturally, the draft license in this private/public partnership would allow an enormous level of radioactive waste.