Three Years Since the Kitty Litter Disaster at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Derienzo, Paul
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/24/three-years-since-the-kitty-litter-disaster-at-waste-isolation-pilot-plant/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  24/02/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20463

There is a place in the United States, almost half-a-mile underground, in a salt mine, where radioactive waste leftover from the production of tens of thousands of nuclear bombs was to be held separate from all contact with humanity for 10,000 years, equivalent to the entire history of civilization. This separation of civilization from the byproduct of its folly had lasted one-tenth of one percent of that immense time when on Valentine's Day, three years ago, an explosion sent the deadly contamination back to the world of humans.