Nuclear waste drums at US lab appear stable after signs of chemical reactions, officials say

April 20, 2015 7:38 PM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials say dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year.

The drums are being closely monitored after a container with similar contents broke open in 2014, resulting in a radiation release and the indefinite closure of the country's only underground nuclear waste dump.

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