Energy Department Initiates Recertification Process for WIPP
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted its third Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demonstrating continued compliance with EPA regulations for radioactive waste disposal, as required by Congress. Read more.
DOE, NWP Making Plans to Continue Moving LANL
Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operating contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing to ship transuranic waste currently located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for temporary storage at Waste Control Specialists (WCS), located in western Andrews County, Texas. Read more.
Follow-Up Testing Shows No Health Risk for Exposed Employees
Follow-up testing of employees who were exposed to airborne radioactive material during the February 14 radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) shows exposure levels were extremely low and the employees are unlikely to experience any health effects as a result..
CBFO Manager Letter #2
WIPP Employees Notified of Preliminary Sample Results
Today, the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, the WIPP contractor, notified 13 employees of positive preliminary bioassay results.
CBFO Manager Letter
WIPP Reports New Environmental Monitoring Data
The U.S. Department of Energy today reported new environmental monitoring data from samples collected at numerous locations on and around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Continues at WIPP
Radiological control personnel continue to collect surface and underground monitoring samples at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
DOE Accident Investigation
The DOE Accident Investigation Board (AIB) for the Feb. 5 WIPP underground salt haul truck fire has established a hotline.
If you have a concern or additional information related to this event, please call the hotline number
You may leave just a message with your name and phone number for an AIB member to contact you to discuss your concern and/or related information that you may have or include the details if you prefer.
The DOE AIB thanks you
for your interest.
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