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Truck Catches Fire at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Near Carlsbad, New Mexico

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NewsWest 9

NEAR CARLSBAD, N.M. - Some tense moments at the underground nuclear waste storage site near Carlsbad.

Officials say a truck carrying salt caught fire on Wednesday morning at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Officials say all employees were evacuated.

According to the press release, several were taken to the hospital for potential smoke inhalation.

The report also says none of the radioactive waste was affected.