Carlsbad site reopening date set back further


CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday, the team working on recovery efforts at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant announced that a March 2016 reopen date is no longer viable.

The site near Carlsbad has been closed since February of last year following a radiation leak and truck fire inside one of the tunnels.

Teams have been working nonstop to clean up the site. While they say they continue to make significant progress, they have found more safety issues that need to be resolved.

The team has not said how long of a delay they’re looking at. 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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