Source of WIPP radioactive release remains unknown; DOE says root cause was “management failulre” (April 2014)

More than two months after a radioactive release began at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – North America’s only nuclear waste deep burial site – the source remains unknown. The U.S. Department of Energy released a "Phase 1" report on April 24th, stating that while the direct cause of the failure that resulted in radiological release remains unknown, the root cause of the release was NWP’s and DoE Carlsbad field office’s "management failure to fully understand, characterize and control the radiological hazard."

Read the Phase I Report at

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