News from the WIPP Site

1 Mar 2014

CARLSBAD, N.M., March 10, 2014 – On March 10 Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) submitted a plan to the Energy Department to fully utilize the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) workforce to lead recovery activities from two recent incidents. The Department has agreed with the approach outlined by NWP for the utilization of their workforce at WIPP. Under this plan, all workers currently assigned to WIPP will be needed during recovery efforts.

“The Department understands the value of utilizing the experience and expertise of the NWP workforce in all aspects for recovering from the recent fire and radiation release incidents,” said Joe Franco, manager of DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office. Click here for more info.