Chair of oversight board questions safety at nuke dump; calls accidents "near misses"

  • by: JERI CLAUSING , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico were "near misses" at a facility whose workers proved unprepared to respond to the emergencies, the head of an independent oversight agency said.

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