Shipment To Leave INEEL Monday

Tuesday August 17 6:22 AM ET

(IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO) -- A second shipment of plutonium-contaminated waste is about to leave the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. The Department of Energy says 28 barrels of waste will be shipped to New Mexico next Monday for storage at WIPP... the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The first shipment of 42 barrels of waste left INEEL last April and that kept the federal government in compliance with an agreement made with Idaho more than four years ago.