China News Service, February 17th According to foreign media reports on the 17th, due to the detection of radiation leaks in the nuclear waste isolation test plant in New Mexico, the investigators began sampling the factory underground. The factory statement stated that the current situation does not pose a risk to human health and the environment.
At 23:30 on the 14th, local time, the airborne continuous monitoring device of the nuclear waste isolation test plant detected a radiation leak. An official statement from the factory stated that no factory employees were underground at the time. At present, no employees were found to be affected by radiation.
A spokesperson for the plant said that they are currently testing the leak and stressing that the current situation does not pose a risk to human health and the environment.
From 17:00 local time on the 15th, the factory’s employees have been arranged to leave the factory.
This nuclear waste isolation test plant is the first and only deep underground nuclear waste disposal site in the United States, and is mainly used for permanent disposal of nuclear defense research and nuclear weapons waste.
On February 5th, a fire broke out in the treatment plant, causing some employees to be admitted to hospital, but the official said that all nuclear waste was safe and was not affected by the fire.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang