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More than 500 barrels of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory were packed with the kitty litter linked to a radiation release at the government's underground nuclear waste dump. (Photo: YURKO DYACHYSHYN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Mexico: 500 Barrels Of Questionable Nuclear Waste

More than 500 barrels of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory were packed with the kitty litter linked to a radiation release at the government’s underground nuclear waste dump.

05/20/2014

Officials say a radiation spike was detected on March 11th. (Getty Images)

2nd Radiation Release Indicated At New Mexico Site

Monitoring station detected increase in radiation on March 11th.

03/19/2014

Officials say a radiation spike was detected on March 11th. (Getty Images)

Nuke Dump Fire Was Preventable, Says Report

Government report says lack of equipment and training led to an underground fire at the nuclear waste dump in New Mexico.

03/14/2014

Carslbad residents are demanding more information about a radiation leak at a nearby nuclear waste dump. (Getty Images)

New Mexico Residents Frustrated At Lack Of Nuke Dump Details

People who live near the nation’s only underground nuclear waste dump are demanding the government give them more information about a radiation leak.

03/07/2014

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Nuclear Waste Conference Begins In Phoenix

More than 2,000 people are expected in Phoenix for a conference on managing nuclear waste.

03/02/2014

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13 Workers Were Exposed To Radiation At New Mexico Plant

Biological samples show employees at the nation’s underground nuclear waste dump were exposed during a radiation leak.

02/27/2014

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NM Official: ‘No Risk From This Event That Would Be A Hazard To You Or Your Children’

Officials investigating a leak from the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste dump tried to reassure skeptical southeastern New Mexico residents Monday night that their health is safe.

02/24/2014

(photo: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leak Confirmed At Nuclear Waste Dump In New Mexico

Federal officials Thursday confirmed a leak of nuclear waste at a southeastern New Mexico repository, but it could be weeks before workers can safely access the underground dump to determine what happened.

02/20/2014

Crews are working to isolate the source of the leak. (Getty Images)

New Mexico Nuclear Repository Monitored For Radiation

Officials say testing shows no danger to people or the environment.

02/15/2014

File photo of fire engine. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Fire Prompts Evacuation Of NM Nuclear Repository

A truck fire Wednesday forced workers to evacuate the southeastern New Mexico site where the federal government seals away its low-grade nuclear waste, including plutonium-contaminated clothing and tools.

02/05/2014

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