New Mexico Fines U.S. $54 Million for Nuclear Accidents

http://www.legitgov.org/New-Mexico-Fines-US-54-Million-Nuclear-Accidents

New Mexico Fines U.S. $54 Million for Nuclear Accidents –Underground Fire, Radiation Leak at Repository Exposed Workers to Contamination 6 Dec 2014 New Mexico has fined the U.S. Energy Department more than $54 million over accidents at the country’s only underground repository for nuclear waste. The fines, which state officials announced Saturday morning, stem from an underground fire and a radiation leak earlier this year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, known as WIPP. Nearly two dozen workers were exposed to contamination at the plant, which handles radioactive waste from the nation’s nuclear-weapons program.

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