WIPP investigators set sights on LANL

Los Alamos National Labs

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials investigating the radiation leak at WIPP have turned their focus to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

New Mexico Environment Department General Counsel Jeff Kendall said Thursday that the department of energy’s accident investigation team has

Kendall said that probe is one of just nine underway into what caused a barrel of toxic waste from Los Alamos to burst at WIPP contaminating 22 workers and shuttering the nation’s only permanent repository for waste from nuclear bomb building.

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