2016 WIPP Updates

July Updates

July 6, 2016 - Annual Exercise Tests WIPP Emergency Response Capabilities

 
June Updates

June 30, 2016 - New Waste Acceptance Criteria Released

June 28, 2016 - WIPP to Hold Public Meetings on Permit Modification Request

June 22, 2016 - Prestart Activities Begin at WIPP

June 2, 2016 - DSA Implemented and Cold Operations Begin

 

May Updates

May 24, 2016 - WIPP Firefighters Complete Fire Training

May 03, 2016 - Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) Approved

 

April Updates

April 15, 2016 - WIPP Blue Mine Rescue Team Wins Local Competition

April 07, 2016 - DOE, State Officials Cut Ribbon for New WIPP Emergency Operations Center

 

March Updates

March 31, 2016 - WIPP Installs Underground Personnel Notification and Tracking System

March 28, 2016 - WIPP Ends Safety Pause

March 17, 2016 - Video Highlights Accomplishments, Path Forward for WIPP

March 03, 2016 - Interim Ventilation System Tie-in Completed

 

February Updates

February 12, 2016 - Anniversary of Fire, Radiological Events Marks Major Progress at WIPP

 

January Updates

January 29, 2016 - Respiratory Protection Requirements Reduced in Parts of WIPP Underground

January 21, 2016 - Revised Schedule for Resumption of Operations in 2016 Announced

2015 WIPP Updates

December Updates

December 10, 2015 - WIPP Workers Perform Filter Replacement

December 04, 2015 - Ground Control Progress Continues at WIPP

 

November Updates

November 24, 2015 - Addition of Safe Havens Increases WIPP Underground Safety

November 12, 2015 - WIPP Conducts Limited Scope Performance Tests

 

October Updates

October 22, 2015 - WIPP Interim Ventilation System Continues to Progress

October 15, 2015 - WIPP Completes State of the Art Emergency Operations Center

October 08, 2015 - WIPP’s Mine Rescue Team Wins Top Honors at National Competition

October 01, 2015 - WIPP First Responders Earn Advanced Training Certifications

 

September Updates

September 24, 2015 - WIPP Concludes Zone Recovery Activities for Panel 7 Disposal Pathway

September 17, 2015 - WIPP Conducts Annual Full Scale Emergency Response Exercise

September 10, 2015 - WIPP Supplemental Ventilation System

 

August Updates

August 31, 2015 - DOE Announces New Manager for the Carlsbad Field Office

August 20, 2015 - New Hybrid Bolting Machine Ready for Service

August 13, 2015 - Progress Continues on Mitigation of Radiological Contamination

August 06, 2015 - WIPP Hosts Fire Protection and Emergency Response Workshop

August 05, 2015 - WIPP Activates Emergency Operations Center

 

July Updates

July 31, 2015 - WIPP Announces Schedule Changes for Resumption of Operations

July 09, 2015 - Supplemental Ventilation System Arrives at WIPP

 

June Updates

June 29, 2015 - Bryson Named Acting Manager for CBFO

June 18, 2015 - Breidenbach officially takes over as NWP President & Project Manager

June 11, 2015 - Senior DOE Officials Return to WIPP

 

May Updates

May 28, 2015 - WIPP Successfully Completes ISO 14001 Certification

May 21, 2015 - Work Begins on Interim Ventilation System

May 14, 2015 - Initial closure of Panel 6 complete with work in Panel 7, Room 7 in process

May 07, 2015 - NMED approves transuranic waste storage extension

 

April Updates

April 30, 2015 - New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and U.S Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announce ...

April 23, 2015 - WIPP mine rescue team members train in smoke filled environment

April 16, 2015 - DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Phase II Investigation Report

April 09, 2015 - Initial Closure of Panel 6 Underway

April 02, 2015 - Technical Assessment Team issues final report

 

March Updates

March 19, 2015 - WIPP is center stage at Waste Management conference

March 13, 2015 - WIPP begins underground decontamination activities

March 05, 2015 - MOD filter replacements completed successfully

 

February Updates

February 26, 2015 - WIPP Hosts All-Hazards Planning Meeting

February 19, 2015 - WIPP Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle

February 12, 2015 - AIB: No Additional Breached Containers Contributed to WIPP Radiological Release

February 05, 2015 - Project Reach Completes Photographic Work in Room 7, Panel 7

 

January Updates

January 21, 2015 - Roof Seperation Highlights Bolting Priority

January 15, 2015 - WIPP Hosts Stakeholder Workshop

January 05, 2015 - DOE Issues Safety Assessments for Diesel-Operated Equipment Underground at WIPP

 



2014 WIPP Updates

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November

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October

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Media Contact

Tim Runyon
U.S. Department of Energy
WIPP Recovery Communications
P.O. Box 3090
Carlsbad, NM 88221-2078 
Phone: (575) 234-7545
E-mail: Tim.Runyon@cbfo.doe.gov

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


Public Inquiries

WIPP Information Center
Phone: 1-800-336-WIPP (9477)
E-mail: Infocntr@wipp.ws