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|Officials evaluate radiation leak at nuclear dump|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More analysis is needed to determine exactly how much radiation workers were exposed to during a recent leak at the nation’s underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said at a news conference Thursday.
Preliminary tests have found that 13 workers who were working above ground the night of the leak inhaled radioactive particles. Those results were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Project near Carlsbad.
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