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 ten-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 has been operating to three administrative orders issued by the New Mexico Environment Department, following two events that occurred underground at the WIPP facility in February of 2014.

Protecting human health and the environment is our utmost priority as we work to safely recover the facility to a normal operating status.

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