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WIPP remains closed; deadlines set for handling of waste

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The federal government’s only underground nuclear waste dump remained shuttered Monday and state environment officials said they have set deadlines for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor to deal with radioactive waste left above ground at the repository.

Dozens of drums and other special containers that have been shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant from federal facilities around the country are being stored in a parking area at the plant and inside the facility’s waste handling building. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

 

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