The transportation of low-level radioactive waste has officials in several states concerned. It is of utmost importance to ensure that the vehicles transporting waste from the multiple states are not involved in any truck accidents along the way. A new facility in Texas is expected to receive shipments of the hazardous waste from up to thirty six states later this year. There are already concerns about not only the dumping of hazardous waste but its transport on major highways and across state lines. Should a truck collision take place during the transportation of these materials, it could have serious ramifications. While the first two loads are expected to come from plants in Texas, more shipments are expected to start from other states in the U.S. in as little as one month.
In order to transport the materials, however, companies need to fill out certain paperwork and receive approval. There have been seventy two truck accidents reported involving the transportation of hazardous materials, say news sources. These crashes have cost local and state governments $2.4 million over a period of several years. If you suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident in Texas, contact Zinda Law Group today to arrange a time to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Dallas personal injury lawyer that is prepared to advise you of your rights as well as possible legal solutions.