Meeting set to discuss WIPP re-entry

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – WIPP officials near Carlsbad plan on letting the Artesia City Council know exactly what they plan to do when a team goes underground for the first time since the radiation leak.

They’ll meet Tuesday and will also have a town meeting that same day for the public.

A WIPP re-entry team has already been training to go underground to try and find out what caused a radiation leak in the nuclear waste mine.

It’ll be the first time since the leak that workers will descend into the mine.

The re-entry team hopes to begin its exploration of WIPP’s tunnels next week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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