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Americium and plutonium the highest ever at New Mexico nuclear waste site

Record radiation detected at New Mexico waste site after nuclear alert, Rt.com February 20, 2014 The highest ever levels of radiation have been detected at a New Mexico nuclear waste repository. The latest readings come hot on the heels of a radiation leak that triggered a lockdown of the entire facility at the beginning of the week.

Scientists monitoring the area around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, picked up trace elements of radioactive materials in the air. Russell Hardy, director of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center said quoted by AP the readings of americium and plutonium were the highest ever detected at the disposal site. …..http://rt.com/usa/new-mexico-radiation-detected-862/

February 21, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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