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Air testing at nuclear dump shows no contamination

March 10, 2014 • Business


Empty nuclear waste shipping containers sit in front of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Operations at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository were halted in February following a truck fire and a release of radiation nine days later. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air testing in the nation’s only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month, the U.S. Department of Energy said Sunday.

Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad said in a statement that the results came in as four more employees tested positive for low levels of radiation. The Energy Department earlier reported that 13 other workers were exposed, but Login to read more

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