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New Mexico nuke storage plant cleared to reopen 3 years after accident

Doug G. Ware, A nuclear waste storage facility in New Mexico will resume some operations as early as next month — nearly three years after it closed following an accident that contaminated the facility with radiation, officials said Friday. The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeast New Mexico

New Mexico says 57 nuke containers could be threat “NUCLEAR WASTE MISSING”?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — The New Mexico Environment Department says Los Alamos National Laboratory packed 57 containers of nuclear waste with a type of kitty litter thought to have caused a radiation leak at the federal government’s troubled repository. Department Secretary Ryan Flynn on Monday gave the lab two days to submit a plan for fixing

New Mexico cancels permit to expand leaky nuclear waste site

 New Mexico on Friday withdrew a temporary permit allowing two new disposal vaults at a U.S. government nuclear waste dump grappling with a release of radiation in February, state regulators said. Seventeen workers at the Carlsbad-area “waste isolation pilot project” (WIPP) were exposed to radiation after an accidental leak last month from the site which