Nuclear Waste Repository in USA Begins Filling of New Repository | Ap

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — Workers at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste disposal facility have begun utilizing a newly mined disposal area at the underground facility in southern New Mexico.

Officials at the waste isolation pilot plant announced this week that the first waste containers to be buried in the new area came from Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory — one of the many laboratories and government locations across the country that packages and sends waste to WIPP .

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