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.