Three containers of radioactive waste arrive at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
Three containers of radioactive waste arrive at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Courtesy DOE
Three containers of radioactive waste arrive at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Courtesy DOE

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