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WIPP update: DOE report into underground fire finds safety flaws at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

The Albuquerque Journal reported yesterday morning: Federal investigators have uncovered a series of shortcomings in safety training, emergency response and oversight at the troubled southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump where a truck caught fire and 17 workers were recently … Continue reading

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WIPP leak update: DOE ups number of contaminated workers to 17

The Albuquerque Journal reported today: The Department of Energy announced Sunday that 17 workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad have tested positive for radiation contamination, an increase from 13 workers the department previously reported. More details as … Continue reading

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Department of Energy confirms new radioactive waste leak at Hanford; incident raises questions about safety of nuclear waste storage in West Texas

The Kansas City Star reported last Tuesday: The Department of Energy has confirmed that its oldest double-shell tank is actively leaking radioactive and hazardous chemical waste from its inner shell. DOE made the announcement Monday after a video inspection of … Continue reading

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