Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Community Relations Plan

Welcome to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Community Relations Plan web page. We trust that the information provided here will be of value to you.

In November 2010, the New Mexico Environment Department renewed the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit with the U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC, for a 10-year period.

We are committed to providing you background information about the Permit, offering you updated information related to Permit actions, and keeping you informed about opportunities to participate in the Permit process as a general member of the public.

The WIPP facility resumed normal operating status in January 2017, following two events that occurred underground at the WIPP facility in February 2014.  

Our highest priority is to protect human health and the environment as we continue the WIPP’s important mission.      

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