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WIPP Receives First Shipment

March 26, 1999
Carlsbad, NM
WIPP Receives First Shipment

After more than two decades of political, legal, and bureaucratic delays, the first truckload of radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory arrives at the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeastern New Mexico, 26 miles east of Carlsbad.