Hereford company buys salt from DOE

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Amarillo, Texas - A mineral company in Hereford will be buying salt from the Department of Energy. The salt is being removed from a site where a nuclear waste repository will be created.

The Department of Energy's underground nuclear waste dump will be near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Magnum Minerals will buy up to 300-thousand tons of salt, at a cost of 600-thousand dollars from the waste isolation pilot plant.

The salt will be used in cattle feed