LATEST HEADLINES On WIPP Radioactive LEAK back in February 2014.
April 22nd, 2014 Paper:
WIPP workers "not permitted to speak"
â€” "Their jobs won't ever be the same... will face new paradigm"
â€” Concerns plutonium contaminated surrounding salt
â€” Preparing for radiation levels so high, only robots can be used
April 18th, 2014 AP:
Crews retreat after nuclear material found at WIPP
â€” Officials: Correct to turn back, contamination was increasing
â€” Robots brought to site for radiation levels too high for humans
â€” 'Significant amount of information' will be revealed to public in next few days
April 17th, 2014
Mistake at Congressional Hearing?
Senator: "Radioactive releases from WIPP have been at levels that are a public health danger"
â€” EPA: "This is a big deal" (VIDEO) http://tinyurl.com/lz2zgnx
April 6th, 2014 Expert: No one in world has ever dealt with something like WIPP disaster
â€” Continuous release of radioactive material '24/7â€² to environment
â€” Nobody knows when leaking will end
â€” It's a 'major failure' for so many people to be exposed
â€” Gov't yet to say if dump will open again
April 2nd, 2014
Experts: Concern gases caused underground explosion at WIPP; Extent of contamination "could topple long-held assumptions"
â€” AP: Plan to enter mine postponed
â€” 'Very excited' about new monitors for detecting further releases
March 31st, 2014 Reuters:
"Unsafe levels of radiation" were released during WIPP accident; More workers contaminated with plutonium
â€” AP: Leak of radioactive material could've been "orders of magnitude larger"; Feds now testing air & soil 50 miles from site
March 27th, 2014
TV: US Senators want federal agents near WIPP to check if safe; "A lot more people could have been hurt a lot worse"
â€” Public "skeptical whole truth about environmental risks shared"
â€” Report: "It will shut WIPP down for a year or more, and now everyone is talking about maybe WIPP is no good"
March 26th, 2014
Mexicans concerned, anxious about WIPP radiation release
â€” City of 2.5 million nearly 200 miles away "within transnational evacuation zone in event of a nuclear disaster"
â€” Local officials meeting with U.S. gov't
â€” Whistleblower: If plutonium released "surrounding population should take precautions" http://tinyurl.com/no2qxmr
March 25th, 2014
Radiation Expert: 5 types of plutonium were released from WIPP; Officials not informing public
â€” Caldicott: "I predict that facility will never be able to be used again"; Inhaling a millionth of a gram of plutonium will induce lung cancer
March 23rd, 2014
"Radiation leaks could still be occurring" at WIPP
â€” Locals worried since "no one knows anything"
â€” Workers to use "military-like tactics... ready to risk everything"
â€” "Event has changed WIPP"
â€” "Life as we knew it is going to be different"
March 20th, 2014
Official: Radioactive material escaping everyday from WIPP and dispersing
â€” Top officials "not made available for comment"
â€” Expert: Leaks from 'unfiltered' ducts went on for weeks
March 19th, 2014
WIPP officials admit new release of Plutonium and Americium
â€” More expected in future
â€” Nearly double levels seen after February leak
â€” 61 DPM on March 11 vs. 36 DPM in February http://tinyurl.com/kufx3k4
March 17th, 2014
TV: Concern about 'integrity' of shafts at WIPP; Will workers be able to get back up if they go down?
â€” Paper: Seismic data analyzed by gov't; 'Popular theory' that "entire roof of underground chambers collapsed"
March 16th, 2014
Video: Company that runs WIPP reveals plume of radiation spread to population center
â€” Compares it to "licking your iPhone charger"
â€” Mother: "They don't want the people to perhaps know the extent of what went wrong"
March 16th, 2014
Gov't publishes model of WIPP radioactive plume
â€” Plutonium and americium transported to northwest after wind shift
â€” At times in direction of nearby Carlsbad (MAP)
March 14th, 2014
Video: Gov't official 'chokes up' over WIPP problems
â€” Needs 15-second pause at community meeting
â€” President of nuclear dump replaced
â€” "We definitely got away with not having anyone seriously hurt"
â€” Took 30 minutes to notice fire, truck leaking oil, extinguisher didn't work