Workers Seal Off Two Storage Bunkers Affected By Radiation Leak in New Mexico


Frank Haley of KDAZ AM730 NEWS REPORTS: CARLSBAD, NM: WIPP 1Officials say workers have sealed off the first of two storage bunkers affected by a radiation leak at the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.

The U.S. Department of Energy says about 85 percent of the containers packed with waste similar to the one that caused the leak have been isolated with the closure of the area known as Panel 6.

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has been closed since the February 2014 leak.

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