WIPP officials updating public after false alarm


CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Waste Isolation Pilot Plant officials are expected to speak to the public on their clean-up progress on Thursday.

This comes after a false alarm indicating high radiation levels shut the facility down. It happened Tuesday night when a portable machine sounded the alarm. Technicians did not find any evidence of an actual radiation leak.

The repository has been working to reopen for more than a year. It just recently moved the target date past 2016.

The facility will be holding a town hall meeting in Carlsbad Thursday night at 5:30.

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