During the early 1980’s I was working on the Safety Analysis Report for the DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeastern New Mexico. One day my bosses’ boss (a charming gentleman from India) came by and said :
You guys are doing a great job. A really great job. Just make sure you don’t find anything which hurts the project
I quit that job about 15 minutes later. Fast forward to today :
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a team to investigate the detection of radiation in and near a southeastern New Mexico facility that’s the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository in operation. The assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be conducted by an accident investigation board consisting of department officials and representatives of health and safety agencies, the department said in a statement released late Wednesday.