Category Archives: Carlsbad

Radiation Leak at WIPP

This last week a radiation leak happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. I wrote previously on WIPP as another example of the military colonization of New Mexico, especially in terms of the nuclear … Continue reading

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Bush’s Nuclear Posture Review, The Plan To Make Nuke Weapons Usable, 2002

The push for a nuclear pit production facility, and Carlsbad’s attempt to secure it back in 2002, can be traced to new nuclear weapons policies under Bush.  The Bush administration ordered the creation of contingency plans to have nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Carlsbad, After WIPP, Chases for More Atomic Pork With Plutonium Pit Facility

The decision to locate the WIPP underground nuclear waste disposal facility at Carlsbad was done not because it was the best place to store it from a scientific perspective, but because of political reasons. Carlsbad was selected after other communities … Continue reading

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Nuclear Waste Depository in New Mexico

WIPP stands for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.  It is 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, in the Southeastern part of the state.  It is designed to hold transuranic waste, mostly plutonium-based, from the nations nuclear weapons labs, and the … Continue reading

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