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Officials Investigating "Possible Radiation Event" at WIPP Plant in New Mexico

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NEW MEXICO - Carlsbad officials are monitoring the presence of airborne radiation at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

The U.S. Department of Energy says personnel are on-site on what officials are calling a "possible radiological event."

According to the D.O.E., an air monitor detected radiation on the plant's underground levels around 11:30 pm on Friday.

They say no employees were working underground at the time and workers on the surface have been sheltered.

Nobody has been found to be contaminated.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.