At last, an update (of sorts) from WIPP: Video, samples being collected underground

Albuquerque television station KQRE reported yesterday:

More testing is going on at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad.

WIPP officials say they’re collecting extra samples from the underground facility where a radiation leak happened in February.

Samples from the waste drum investigators believe burst are being sent to a lab for analysis.

Investigators say they’re also taking photos and video footage of waste containers currently in the area where the leak took place.

A new camera system allows them to move from wall to wall to get the necessary pictures they need.

That’s it. Leaking drums, plutonium in the air and contaminated workers, and we get five sentences as an update.

 

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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