WIPP crews descend underground

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews were finally able to go underground at WIPP on Wednesday.

It’s the first time anyone has been below since February’s radiation leak.

Two, eight-person teams suited up and entered a mine through a salt handling shaft.

They report they didn’t detect any airborne radiation.

Wednesday’s entry and findings is the first step into figuring out what caused the radiation leak where 21 workers were exposed to radiation.

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