WIPP investigators find damage to protective bags

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Teams at WIPP who are going down into the mine to figure out what caused a radioactive leak in February confirmed there aren’t any problems with the roof or walls at the site.

But they did see damage to some of these bags of magnesium oxide.

The heavy bags go on top of the waste containers to help prevent the release of radioactive material.

Investigators are still looking into what damaged the bags and what caused the leak in the first place.

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