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LANL waste contractor denies cat litter role in WIPP radiation leak

Mark Oswald | the Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, N.M.) SANTA FE — An operations manager for EnergySolutions, which packages waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory, says his company believes nothing it added to waste drums caused a radioactive leak that shut down the nation’s main nuclear waste disposal plant. “We followed the procedures that were provided to us, and I think LANL ...

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WIPP probe: Emails raise new questions

By Lauren Villagran, Journal Staff Writer – Las Cruces Bureau The chemical reaction that shut down the nation’s main nuclear waste disposal plant may have been caused by allowing materials, which most chemists know are not compatible, to be mixed. The New Mexico Environment Department has made public online internal Los Alamos National Laboratory emails showing Los Alamos approved products ...

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