For months state and federal government has been looking into an incident involving radioactive waste at a disposal site in New Mexico. Now, Investigators believe the culprit may have been the wrong kind of cat litter.In February the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsband, New Mexico was placed on lockdown prompted by the detection of radiation. The underground nuclear waste dump is the only such facility in the entire country.An accident investigation report put out by the Department of Energy in April delved into both the immediate causes, as well as a lack of safety culture leading up to the accident.The radioactive leak itself is believed to have occurred some 2,000 feet underground, at one of the facility’s waste-storage vaults. Contamination was detected as it reached the surface air, where air filters kicked in as a precaution, and workers were shut out of the facility.
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