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WIPP has ground fall

A ground fall has surfaced at WIPP.

A letter from from Nuclear Waste Partnership president Phil Breidenbach shows that this has happened at the entrance to Panel 4.

The Current-Argus reports this entrance has remained sealed since 2010.

A DOE spokesman says an inspection has led to this discovery, but it remains unclear when the collapse actually happened.

The letter shows that a prohibited area like this one has significant safety concerns.

Bridenbach says personnel cannot go to the south end of the mine until the investigation ends.