radioactive waste


Underground rooms at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant where radiation leaked in 2014 have been sealed off, but nuclear watchdogs are not satisfied.

When the container of nuclear waste burst at WIPP last year, the state environment department ordered the plant to close off the area as quickly as possible.

Department of Energy

The New Mexico Environment Department announced this week it will hold public hearings on a request to ship more radioactive waste into the state.