Advocates for Responsible Disposal in Texas (ARDT) is an association of low-level radioactive waste generators supported by S.T.P. Nuclear Operating Company, Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Vermont Yankee, and individuals from the health physics, medical and university research communities. ARDT is governed by an Executive Board made up of representatives from these members.
ARDT supports the State of Texas' efforts to establish and regulate a system that will manage and provide permanent disposal of low-level radioactive waste with rates that are fair and reasonable. Low-level radioactive waste is generated as a result of beneficial activities such as providing affordable, emissions-free nuclear power and other industrial applications as well as medical, diagnostic treatment and research applications. For more information about low-level radioactive waste, see "What is Low-Level Radioactive Waste?" and "Uses of Radioisotopes."
The purpose of ARDT is to support a system that will safely manage and provide permanent disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The goals and activities of the group are:
- To provide decision-makers, educators, scientists, physicians and the public with information about the need for and merits of a system for managing waste safely and operating a facility for permanent disposal.
- To monitor regulatory and legislative issues relating to low-level radioactive waste
- To provide a vehicle through which the advocates of such a system can provide input at regulatory (TCEQ and Compact Commission), legislative (State and Federal) and other public forums.
For additional information about student chapters of ARDT, please contact:
ARDT c/o Edward Selig
P.O. Box 26586
Austin, TX 78755-0586
Phone: 512.391.0400 or Fax: 512.391.0602