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This Feb. 27, 2009, photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office shows the arrival of the first remote-handeled transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The waste, sent from Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee, is so radioactive it must be handled by robotic machines.

U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office, Dirk Roberson / AP

This Feb. 27, 2009, photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office shows the arrival of the first remote-handeled transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The waste, sent from Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee, is so radioactive it must be handled by robotic machines.