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WIPP nuke storage site could operate till 2055

November 13, 2013 • State News

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials at a nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad say the facility could continue accepting shipments through 2055 because the nation’s need for contaminated materials storage will surpass its planned 2030 shutdown date.

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s manager told lawmakers on a panel tasked with overseeing the $1.2 billion plant that it would undergo a five-year decommissioning process when it finally Login to read more

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