Report: Nuke dump fire was preventable; safety deficiencies identified

  • by: JERI CLAUSING , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday.

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