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Judge Rules For Pharmaceutical Company To Clean Up Radioactive Waste At Denton Facility

April 27, 2018 - 12:14 pm

DENTON (1080 KRLD) - A judge's ruling says it's time a pharmaceutical company cleaned up decades-old radioactive waste in North Texas.

In old warehouses on Shady Oaks Drive in Denton, are drums of radioactive waste. Scattered throughout other parts of the old Trace Life Sciences plant: Radioactive equipment, once used to make medical radioisotopes.

 A judge now says it's time for the new owner, U.S. Radiopharmaceuticals, to clean it all up.

The plant has been closed for a decade, and U.S.R. claims it will cost up to $2.5 million dollars to clean the site.

Once the Texas Health Commissioner issues the permit and order to clean up the site, U.S.R. has one year to comply.