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Leak at nuclear-waste dump raises cleanup-role questions

For 15 years, the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico’s potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half-mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin.

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  • Headline: Leak at nuclear-waste dump raises cleanup-role questions
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 2 on 03/01/2014
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