New Mexico Headlines

Friday August 27 6:15 AM ET

Missing Nuke Washer Found

- (CARLSBAD) -- The mystery of the missing washer has been solved at a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico. A truck carrying two airtight containers from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab arrived at WIPP on Wednesday but the washer on a vent plug was missing. That vent is used to test for leaks but the dime-sized rubber washer was later found inside the cannister. Officials say there were NO leaks on the INEEL containers.