mercury en DOE proposes storing tons of mercury near WIPP site <p>The U.S. Department of Energy is eying two sites in Eddy County to store 10,000 metric tons of mercury (about 22 million pounds). A site in West Texas was DOE&rsquo;s preferred storage spot, according to the<a href=""> Carlsbad Current-Argus</a>. But now the federal agency is exploring two locations near the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.</p><p>Jody Knox, president of the Carlsbad Department of Development, said her board supports the proposal.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:10:08 +0000 Megan Kamerick & The Carlsbad Current-Argus & The Associated Press 14745 at