Energy secretary vows to get NM nuke dump working

Energy secretary vows to get NM nuke dump working

The Rev. Dave Rogers of First Christian Church, left, is among about a dozen people welcoming Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, not shown, at the Carlsbad, N.M., airport as he arrives in southeastern New Mexico Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, to visit the government's troubled nuclear waste dump and talk with residents about the mysterious radiation leak and truck fire that have shuttered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant indefinitely. About a dozen community leaders and residents were at the Carlsbad airport to welcome Moniz and show their continued support for the plant, which is the federal government's only permanent repository for waste from decades of nuclear bomb building and employs about 650 people. Moniz was scheduled to attend a town hall meeting Monday evening and visit the surface areas of the half-mile deep mine on Tuesday morning.(AP Photo/Carlsbad Current-Argus, Zack Ponce)

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