Official: County not impacted by WIPP radiation

February 25, 2014 • Local News

Chaves County residents have no reason to be concerned about the recent radiation leak from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the county emergency manager said on Tuesday.

“I spoke with the emergency manager of Eddy County and with WIPP officials yesterday,” said Karen Sanders, emergency manager for Roswell and Chaves County.

“According to the current information, there will be no impact from the radiation on humans or the environment. The amounts are so low there is no reason for citizens to be concerned.”

Sanders said a meeting was held yesterday in Carlsbad with state and federal officials at the Login to read more

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