Nuclear waste repository to install safety chambers via The Santa Fe New Mexican

CARLSBAD — Managers at the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in Southern New Mexico plan to install several safety bunkers.
The repository has been closed since February 2014, when a container of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory ruptured and released radiation into portions of the underground storage area.
The havens are about 28 feet long, 8 feet wide and more than 7 feet high.
Each unit can house 20 people for at least 36 hours in the event of an emergency in which workers may not be able to evacuate.

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