Workers to Enter NM Nuclear Waste Plant for First Time Since February
(CARLSBAD, N.M.) -- Workers will enter a nuclear waste dump on Tuesday for the first time since a Feb. 14 radiation leak. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant was shut down after the February radiation leak. Two weeks ago, tests showed that additional radiation had been released into the air on March 11. The plant has been in operation for 15 years and allows for the permanent disposal of nuclear waste in salt mines over 2,000 feet below the earth's surface.