CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A contract worker at the WIPP plant in southeastern New Mexico is suing.
The Albuquerque journal reports that William Utter says he suffered smoke inhalation when a truck caught fire in the underground storage facility back in February.
Utter is a waste handler for nuclear waste partnership. He is seeking damages from WIPP and his company.
A spokesman for the nuclear waste partnership said they’re not commenting on the lawsuit.
Just weeks after the fire, the site experienced a major radiation leak shutting down the plant.