US Energy Secretary to visit WIPP


CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – The U.S. Energy Secretary will be in Carlsbad next month to visit WIPP.

Ernest Moniz will be there August 12th to talk with Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representative Steve Pearce about recovery funding.

This comes following February’s leak at WIPP that sent radioactive particles into the air contaminating 22 workers and shutting down the plant.

The incident is still under investigation. 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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