Officials: “Grossly disturbed… disintegrated .. destroyed” bags found above nuclear material inside WIPP

Anomaly in waste stack ­ Chemical reaction suspected based on recent findings (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Published: May 2nd, 2014 at 8:23 pm ET
By ENENews

Nuclear Power International magazine, May 2, 2014: Workers find damage to underground radioactive storage bags at WIPP ­ Photos taken from re-entry into the underground storage area of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico showed damage to bags of magnesium oxide […] on top of waste containers to prevent the radioactive material from releasing into the environment over a 10,000-year period.[]

Albuquerque Journal, May 2, 2014: The magnesium oxide bags, [weigh] up to 4,200 pounds […] Deputy Recovery Manager Tammy Reynolds said the damaged bags were found in the storage room where the leak is believed to have occurred […] at least one bag had been grossly disturbed, with its outer material apparently disintegrating, she said.

Dept. of Energy (pdf), May 2, 2014: WIPP personnel place super sacks of magnesium oxide on the top of waste columns […] Based on recent entries into the WIPP underground facility, the team is evaluating the contents of a set of waste drums that came from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) that are located in Panel 7, the location of the event. The team is looking at the possibility that a chemical reaction may have occurred […]

Tammy Reynolds, Deputy Recovery Manager at WIPP,

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