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October 24, 2014

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is welcomed 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.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is welcomed 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.