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Radiological Detection Instruments

On March 7, 2014, WIPP outfitted the Salt Handling Shaft Hoist with equipment used for radiological testing.

Air Sampler

A video camera is attached to the frame of the Salt Shaft prior to deployment. The camera and other radiological instruments were deployed Friday to gather information on the conditions underground.

Loading Equipment

Monitoring instruments were placed in the Salt Handling Shaft Hoist at WIPP prior to an unmanned entry, which was held Friday. The instruments included two air monitors, a gas monitor, a data logger to capture information underground and an air sampler.

INstruments on Cage

Monitoring instruments were placed in the Salt Handling Shaft Hoist at WIPP prior to an unmanned entry, which was held Friday. The instruments included two air monitors, a gas monitor, a data logger to capture information underground and an air sampler.

Radiological Detection

On March 7, 2014, the radiological detection instruments are lowered into into the mine to test underground radioactivity levels.


Visits                              

Senior Department of Energy (DOE) representatives were in Carlsbad, N.M., on March 6, 2014 to get first-hand knowledge of the recovery process at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), to talk with WIPP employees and to assure the community of DOE’s continued interest in WIPP as the nation’s only repository for defense transuranic waste.

The DOE senior representatives toured the WIPP site to see first-hand the conditions at the site and to talk with employees. All indicated they were impressed with the attitude of employees, which focused on recovery and safe return to work.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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