WIPP Gets Safety Bunkers

Nearly two years have passed with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad was shut down due to radiation leakage in an underground storage area. Operations have remained on-hold until additional safety measures could be installed. Some of those measures recently arrived: eight safety bunkers will be installed to provide refuge chambers for site workers in the event of containment issues. The bunkers can hold up to 20 people for 36 hours in case of emergency.