Work started Thursday on a new ventilation system that will clear the way for more radioactive waste to be disposed of at the U.S. government’s underground nuclear repository in southern New Mexico. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is the nation’s only location for disposing of tons of Cold War-era waste generated over years of bomb-making and nuclear weapons research. That includes gloves, clothing, tools and other debris contaminated by plutonium and other radioactive elements. U.S. Energy Department officials marked the start of work with a ground-breaking event, saying a permanent system with more capacity will be important to plans for ramping up work at the plant.
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