More on WIPP:Joe Franco, manager of the DOE Carlsbad Field Office, said an underground air monitor detected high levels of alpha and beta radiation activity consistent the waste buried at WIPP.
...and then the spin doctor:Russell Hardy, director of CEMRC, emphasized that the radiation levels found a half mile northwest of WIPP are no more dangerous than radiation the public has already been exposed to....
Update on WIPP: "Even though it's well below levels established by the EPA to ensure protection of public health, it's a very serious thing," he said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. "WIPP is not intended to be in this kind of condition."--REMEMBER, there is not only no safe level of radiation, but there is certainly no such thing as a safe low level of Plutonium released in the air!
Official: We believe there’s been a breach… “It’s a very serious thing” — ‘Seismic event’ mentioned — High levels of alpha and beta radiation detected
21 February, 2014
Carlsbad Current Argus, Feb. 20, 2014 (emphasis added): [...] the radiation leak occurred on the evening of Feb. 14, according to new information made public at a news conference Thursday afternoon. […] Joe Franco, manager of the DOE Carlsbad Field Office, said an underground air monitor detected high levels of alpha and beta radiation activity consistent the waste buried at WIPP. “We are assuming and believe that it is from one of our waste (sources) that we have underground […]” he added. […] It could be up to three or four weeks before workers can go underground to survey the possible source [...]