2013 News Releases

December 18

CBFO Selects Quality Assurance Director

Photo of Mike Brown

December 2

Carlsbad Field Office Deputy Manager Selected

Photo of Dana Bryson

September 20

WIPP Management and Operating Contractor Recognized for Continuous Safety Performance

The management and operating contractor for the WIPP facility, Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, was recently recognized with the VPP Legacy of Stars award for safety performance.

September 18

WIPP Receives Top Mine Safety Award

September 18

WIPP Honored for Sustainability

August 2

WIPP Employee Inducted Into Mine Rescue Hall of Fame - WIPP Teams Recognized at National Competition

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Blue Mine Rescue Team Captain Gary Kessler (right) receives an award from Neal Merrifield, administrator for the Mine Safety and Health Administration Metal/Non-Metal mines, after Kessler was inducted into the National Mine Rescue Hall of Fame on Aug. 1, 2013.

August 1

WIPP Panel 7 Certified and Ready for Waste Disposal

Photo of WIPP undergroung of Panel 7

July 8

CBFO Manager Receives ESGR Award

Joe Franco receives the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Seven Seals Award in June at a New Mexico ESGR recognition event in Carlsbad, N.M. From left: Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Commander of the New Mexico Air National Guard Colonel Steven J. VerHelst; Joe Franco; N.M. Army National Guard Chief of Staff Colonel Timothy Paul; and Eddy County, N.M. ESGR Chairman Tony Renteria.

July 2

CBFO Selects Office of Business Director

Photo of Bill Mackie

May 10

WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety

U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco (right) presents the Star of Excellence Award to Security Walls, LLC Manager Richard De Los Santos.

April 30

New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence

New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Ryan Flynn recognizes the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for environmental excellence.

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Media Contact
Deb Gill
U.S. Department of Energy
Carlsbad Field Office
P.O. Box 3090
Carlsbad, NM 88221-2078
Phone: (575) 234-7270
E-mail: Deb.Gill@cbfo.doe.gov

Donavan Mager, Manager
Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC
P.O. Box 2078 GSA-104
Carlsbad, NM 88221-2078
Phone: (575) 234-7586
Fax: (575) 234-7002
E-mail: Donavan.Mager@wipp.ws

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