What really went wrong at WIPP: An insider’s view of two accidents at the only US underground nuclear waste repository

@article{Klaus2019WhatRW,
  title={What really went wrong at WIPP: An insider’s view of two accidents at the only US underground nuclear waste repository},
  author={D. M. Klaus},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  year={2019},
  volume={75},
  pages={197 - 204}
}
  • D. M. Klaus
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
ABSTRACT Within a 10-day period in February 2014, two accidents happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico – the United States’ only underground repository for nuclear waste. First, a truck fire deep in the mine spread soot over key equipment and disabled the repository’s air monitoring system. Then a chemical reaction breached a waste drum, causing a radiological release that contaminated large areas of the repository. Two Accident Investigation Boards and a Technical… Expand

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