Essential personnel on site at WIPP

Posted at: 03/16/2014 7:43 PM
Updated at: 03/16/2014 8:27 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon,

KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned new information on the troubled Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.

Only essential personnel are on site.

They have been training on new safety procedure for the last week and a half.

WIPP was shut down last month when a radiation leak was discovered. 

A fire also broke out at the site in early February in an underground mine. 

No one has entered the affected mine.

WIPP officials tell KOB that they may be sending the first crews down in the next couple of days.