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Nuclear waste from WIPP may go to Texas

March 21, 2014 • State News

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad remains idle on Thursday, March 6.

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — With the government’s only permanent nuclear waste dump shuttered indefinitely by back-to-back accidents, officials are making plans to ship radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to rural West Texas.

The Department of Energy and the operator of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico say they have signed an agreement with Waste Control Specialists to truck the waste to Login to read more

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