DOE: LANL won’t make deadline to move waste

Nuclear waste

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Department of Energy officials say they won’t meet the deadline to remove nuclear waste stacked up at Los Alamos National Lab

The department was given until June 30th to move the barrels that have been stacking up for decades.

But Friday officials said that’s not going to happen.

The DOE says they’re going to wait until they’re sure moving the barrels are safe.

A barrel from LANL is linked to the February 14th radiation leak at the WIPP site near Carlsbad.

Officials are investigating whether hundreds of other barrels at WIPP, Los Alamos and at a west Texas site are at risk. 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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