WIPP prepares for potential rock fall

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CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Southern New Mexico are keeping an eye on another potential rock fall in one of the disposable rooms.

Monitors have picked up on increasing movement indicating instability of the walls and ceilings.

It’s in an area that has been closed off for more than a year.

A rockfall last November forced a brief evacuation but there were no injuries or contamination.

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