WIPP accepts first nuclear waste deposits in 3 years

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:00 pm

WIPP accepts first nuclear waste deposits in 3 years

Staff and wire report

The Santa Fe New Mexican

CARLSBAD — Workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant have resumed placing nuclear waste below ground for the first time since a shutdown of the repository nearly three years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday.

WIPP ceased operations in February 2014 following a truck fire in the underground storage area and a radiation leak from a waste drum that burst after being improperly packaged at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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