Nuclear dump's emergency operations center officially opens

The Associated Press

 

A new state-of-the-art emergency operations center at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico is officially open.

 

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A new state-of-the-art emergency operations center at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico is officially open.

Politicians, senators, congress members, community officials and employees of the Carlsbad plant gathered Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The center is housed with the U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office inside the Skeen-Whitlock Building. It was remodeled over the past several months to include the new operations center.

Upgrades include new computers, wall-mounted monitors and interactive message boards.

Software changes will allow for the sharing of information between the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and state and local public safety agencies.

 

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