Category Archives: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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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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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Johnson Atoll Nuclear Contamination and WIPP

An article in the New York Times by Katherine Seelye, republished in the local Albuquerque Tribune, talks about the radioactive contamination of Johnson Atoll, and the possibility of shipping the contaminants to WIPP.  Johnson Atoll was previously used for nuclear … 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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2006: Bingaman Bringing In Military Dollars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 22, 2006 BINGAMAN: DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL CLEARS SENATE   BILL SUPPORTS NEW MEXICO MILITARY EFFORTS & DOE LABORATORIES     WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he is pleased the Senate has passed … Continue reading

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