EUNICE, N.M. (AP) – A proposed waste oil disposal plant in southeastern New Mexico is drawing criticism from local officials and uranium enrichment giant URENCO USA.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports the criticism came after news had spread that the Lubbock-based CK Disposal wanted to build a 317-acre surface waste oil management plant in eastern Lea County.
The proposed site is across from the URENCO USA facility.
Six state legislators representing Lea County had signed a recent letter expressing concerns about that location and the potential for contaminating the URENCO site with “significant atmospheric discharge, primarily in the form of hydrogen sulfide.”
CK Disposal engineers say the maximum possible release would be below require levels.