Investigators: Radiation release at nuclear waste dump could have been prevented

April 17, 2015 12:42 AM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday.

A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board. Officials reviewed the findings Thursday night during a community meeting in Carlsbad.

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