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  1. WIPP SEIS-II - Main Menu

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Start Here Volume III Comment Response Document Summary Supplement Volume I Volume I Chapters Supplement Volume II Volume II Appendices MAIN MENU To view a particular volume of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, click on the corresponding box. NOTE Volume III, the Comment Response Document, contains links to original comments and to DOE responses. Tips for using those links are contained in a note represented by the following icon: When

  2. DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

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    Washington, DC – Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the accident investigation report for the underground mine fire involving a salt haul truck at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

  3. Final - WIPP Honored at Sustainable Business Summit 2013

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    For Immediate Release WIPP Honored for Sustainability CARLSBAD, N.M., September 18, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recognized as one of two finalists at the New Mexico Sustainable Business Summit held in Albuquerque in August 2013. The second annual summit, presented by Albuquerque Business First and the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce (NMGCC), is a business expo and awards luncheon to recognize organizations that have "green"

  4. DOE-WIPP 02-3214 FINAL _3_.doc

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    REMOTE-HANDLED TRU WASTE CHARACTERIZATION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DOE/WIPP-02-3214 Revision 3 September 19, 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office DOE/WIPP-02-3214 Revision 3 2 Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................6 2.0 RH TRU Waste Characterization Program Requirements and Objectives .................7 2.1. Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) and Quality Assurance

  5. Microsoft Word - FINAL WIPP REPORT-5-6-2015

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Underground and MgO Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) H. M. Ajo F. Fondeur L. W. Brown C. M Gregory C. J. Coleman M. A. Jones S. L. Crump D. M. Missimer C. C. Diprete P. E. O'Rourke D. P. Diprete T. L. White A. A. Ekechukwu J. E. Young December 2014 SRNL-STI-2014-00617 SRNL-STI-2014-00617 Revision 0 ii DISCLAIMER This work was prepared under an agreement with and funded by the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government or its employees,

  6. EIS-0026-S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of Energy S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0026-S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Carlsbad Area Office, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase SEIS-II evaluates environmental impacts resulting from the various treatment options; the transportation of TRU waste to WIPP using truck, a combination of truck and regular rail service, and a combination of truck and dedicated rail service; and the disposal of this waste in the repository. Evaluated

  7. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    WIPP Stakeholder Information Index 2016 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2015 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2014 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2013 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2012 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2011 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2010 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2009 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2008 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2007 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents 2006 WIPP Stakeholder

  8. WIPP UPDATE: December 18, 2014

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    18, 2014 CEMRC releases final summary report on WIPP The Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMRC) has posted its final summary report regarding the February 14...

  9. Microsoft Word - Final Release of Two Photos and Captions for WIPP Exhibit Debut _2_.doc

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    DOE- ###DRMMYY Photos of New WIPP Transportation Exhibit's Debut At the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History CARLSBAD, N.M., November 9, 2011- Photo #1 caption: A visitor takes a look at the new Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) transportation exhibit that was unveiled November 5, 2011 in Albuquerque, N.M. at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. A cutaway of the TRUPACT-II, a transportation package used for shipping transuranic waste to WIPP near Carlsbad, N.M., is the

  10. WIPP Documents

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    Large file size alert This symbol means the document may be a large file size. Environmental Monitoring Documents about environmental monitoring at WIPP, including annual site environmental reports Environmental Protection Agency Certification Documents about WIPP's EPA certification Federal Regulations Standards and compliance criteria for WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Documents related to the state of New Mexico's oversight of WIPP under the authority of the Resource Conservation and

  11. Microsoft Word - 2014 3-19 FINAL WIPP News Release - WCS Shipments Contract

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    Contact: Donavan Mager, Manager NWP Communication (575) 234-7586 www.nwp-wipp.com DOE, NWP Making Plans to Continue Moving LANL Transuranic Waste Proposal Would Assist DOE in Meeting Commitment to New Mexico CARLSBAD, N.M., March 20, 2014 - 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

  12. WIPP Opportunities

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    Careers at WIPP How to apply for a job at WIPP CBFO Procurement All the information you need to provide goods and/or services to CBFO NWP Procurement All the information you need to provide goods and/or services to NWP Science@WIPP WIPP is available to scientists for conducting unique underground research Small Business/ Small Disadvantaged Business For more information about contract opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy, see the following publications: Doing Business with the U.S.

  13. Microsoft Word - DOE-WIPP-02-3122-REV7 4-FINAL

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    WIPP-02-3122 TRANSURANIC WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT Revision 7.4 Effective Date: April 22, 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office 2 This document has been submitted as required to: Office of Scientific and Technical Information U.S. Department of Energy PO Box 62 Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (865) 576-8401 Additional information about this document may be obtained by calling 1-800-336-9477. Unlimited, publicly available full-text scientific and technical

  14. WIPP Transportation

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    Transuranic Waste Transportation Container Documents Documents related to transuranic waste containers and packages. CBFO Tribal Program Information about WIPP shipments across tribal lands. Transportation Centralized Procurement Program - The Centralized Procurement Program provides a common method to procure standard items used in the packaging and handling of transuranic wasted destined for WIPP. Transuranic Waste Transportation Routes - A map showing transuranic waste generator sites and

  15. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    2 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Final Audit Report for the Argonne National Laboratory Central Characterization Project Recertification Audit A-12-16 dated December 19, 2012 Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for Recertification Audit A-12-14, INL Analytical Laboratories Utilizing the Central Characterization Project dated December 12, 2012 Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for Los Alamos

  16. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    3 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Notification of Panel 6 Closure and Final Waste Emplacement dated November 5, 2013 Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for Recertification Audit A-14-01 of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project dated December 9, 2013 Final Audit Report for the Argonne National Laboratory Central Characterization Program Recertification Audit A-13-24 dated November 22, 2013

  17. WIPP RCRA Documents menu

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    RCRA Documents Menu Permit Modifications Available for Public Comment Final Documents Draft Documents None currently available RCRA-Related Documents EEG Preliminary Comments on the Fundamental Bases of the Characterization Requirements for Disposal of Transuranic Waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Findings and Recommendations of the Transuranic Waste Characterization Task Force Final Report EEG Response to NAS WIPP Committee Questions for May 19, 2003 Meeting Quality Assurance Program

  18. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    10 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Recertification Audit Report for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project, Audit A-10-24, dated December 14, 2010 Transmittal of Carlsbad Field Office Final Audit Report A-10-23, Argonne National Laboratory Central Characterization Project for Remote Handled Waste Characterization dated October 14, 2010 Transmittal of Recertification Audit Report

  19. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    1 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Notification of Last Waste Emplacement and Intent to Commence Closure of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Panel 5 dated March 30, 2011 Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Final Audit Report A-11-20, Argonne National Laboratory Central Characterization Project for Remote-Handled Waste Characterization dated October 26, 2011 Transmittal of the Recertification

  20. Science @WIPP: Underground Laboratory

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    at WIPP. Infrastructure Click to view image Waste hoist at WIPP is state of the art - 45 ton capacity No interference from radioactive waste at WIPP Click to view image...

  1. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    6 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Audit Report A-07-16 for INL/CCP RH Waste Characterization Activities dated November 22, 2006 Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for SRS A-07-01 dated November 21, 2006 Annual Proposed Acceptable Knowledge Sufficiency Determination List Annual Report Submittals Submittal of Acceptable Knowledge Sufficiency Determination Notice of Submittal of a Dispute

  2. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    8 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Program, A-08-19 dated November 25, 2008 Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Hanford TRU Program dated October 15, 2008 Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Argonne National Laboratory-Central Characterization Project, Audit A-08-24 dated September 17,

  3. WIPP Privacy Policy

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    WIPP Privacy Policy and Disclaimers NOTICE: The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Internet Server is provided as a service of the Department of Energy (DOE) for distribution of publicly available information and is maintained by the WIPP for the National Transuranic Waste Program. The WIPP is an agency of the Federal Government of the United States of America. Use of the WIPP Internet Server is intended only for the retrieval of information available through WIPP Internet documents. Only

  4. WIPP News Releases

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    2 News Releases October 29 WIPP Environmental Initiatives Earn DOE Recognition Click on photo below for larger image. October 24 WIPP Security Contractor Receives DOE Voluntary...

  5. WIPP News Releases

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    Thousand Nuclear Waste Containers Safely Disposed at WIPP April 8 WIPP Mine Rescue Teams Excel at Regional Competition February 18 Security Walls-Triumph Technologies Team Awarded...

  6. WIPP - Idaho Impacts | Department of Energy

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    Presentation from the 2015 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Jack Zimmerman, Deputy Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project, DOE Idaho Operations Office. PDF icon WIPP - Idaho Impacts More Documents & Publications EIS-0200-SA-03: Supplement Analysis EIS-0026-S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement How Does the WIPP Shutdown Impact New Mexico, Idaho, and South Carolina

  7. WIPP Transportation (FINAL)

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    in four shipping casks approved for use by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Three shipping casks, the TRUPACT-II, HalfPACT and TRUPACT-III, are designed for...

  8. Why WIPP (FINAL)

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    for an appropriate site for radioactive waste disposal, eventually testing a remote desert area of southeastern New Mexico where, 250 million years earlier, evaporation cycles...

  9. 2016 WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    6 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of Final Audit Report for Recertification Audit A-16-02 of the Savannah River Site Central Characterization Program dated February 29, 2016 Annual Proposed Acceptable Knowledge Sufficiency Determination List Annual Report Submittals

  10. WIPP Home Page Search

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    Home Page Search Enter word(s) to search for on the WIPP Home Page: Search

  11. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    2007 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report A-07-14 of the AMWTP dated September 27, 2007 Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report A-07-03 of the ANL-CCP dated September 18, 2007 Final Audit Report A-07-24 of the SRS-CCP Battelle Columbus RH Waste dated September 6, 2007 Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Hanford Site, Audit A-07-10 dated

  12. Development and field placement of an expansive salt-saturated concrete (ESC) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wakeley, L.D.; Walley, D.M.

    1986-09-01

    An expansive salt-saturated concrete (ESC) was proportioned for placement underground in halite rock at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Requirements for this concrete were: (1) to be chemically compatible with the host rock; (2) to remain pumpable for four hours: (3) to give net volume increase beginning at an early age, and continuing until creep closure of the salt assures sealing at the rock interface; and (4) to cure to a solid with extremely low permeability and fairly high strength. ESC was proportioned and placed underground at the WIPP in two successful field tests during FY 85 and FY 86. This report is the first of three reports about this concrete. It describes (1) the development of ESC in the laboratory, and (2) the mixture properties prior to final set. It summarizes field-placement activities in July 1985 and February 1986, when ESC was placed in test holes underground at the WIPP for two series of Small-Scale Seal Performance Tests (SSSPT). It gives data from tests of expansive behavior of the concrete at early ages and under simulated repository conditions. The second report will describe expansive behavior of ESC relative to several variables that could have an impact on its field performance and long-term stability, as determined during laboratory testing. It also will discuss possible explanations of the rather extraordinary suite of properties exhibited by ESC, as controlled by its chemical composition. The third report will describe laboratory studies of the mechanism of set retardation in a grout derived from this concrete.

  13. Hi-Res WIPP

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    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The WIPP facility is located southeast of Carlsbad, N.M. 26miles are employed at WIPP, which includes employees supporting waste characterization and packaging activities at the generator sites. 1,000 people The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) WIPP facility has safely disposed of the nation's defense related transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste for the past WIPP began operations in March 1999 WIPP is the only federal repository for the nation's TRU waste TRU waste

  14. WIPP - Fact Sheets

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    Fact Sheets General | Transportation | Disposal General Why WIPP? The Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Program Radiation What is Plutonium? How Will Future Generations Be Warned? Joint Information Center (JIC) Carlsbad Field Office and its Mission Waste to be Consolidated at Idaho Site Before Shipment to WIPP WIPP Chronology The Waste Data System Salt Defense Disposal Investigations Brochure Transportation Back to top WIPP Transportation System WIPP Waste Shipments Tracked By Satellite Emergency

  15. WIPP Documents - Nuclear Safety

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    Nuclear Safety DOE/WIPP-07-3372, Revision 4 WIPP Documented Safety Analysis Approved November 2013 The Documented Safety Analysis addresses all hazards (both radiological and nonradiological) and the controls necessary to provide adequate protection to the public, workers, and the environment. The WIPP DSA demonstrates the extent to which the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant can be operated safely with respect to workers, the public, and the environment. DOE/WIPP-07-3373, Revision 4 WIPP Technical

  16. 2014 WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    4 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for Recertification Audit A-15-01 of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project dated November 25, 2014 Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for CBFO Audit A-14-26, SNL/CCP TRU Waste Characterization and Certification Activities dated November 18, 2014 Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for ANL/CCP Recertification Audit A-14-20

  17. WIPP Information Center

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    WIPP milestones are noted on banners at the WIPP Experience Exhibit at the Skeen-Whitlock Building in Carlsbad. The WIPP Experience Exhibit at 4021 National Parks Highway in Carlsbad, N.M. WIPP Information Center Address: 4021 National Parks Highway Carlsbad, NM 88220 Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-336-WIPP (9477) E-mail inquiries are welcomed For emergency contact information, please refer to the Joint Information Center page. Media Contacts Tim Runyon U.S. Department of Energy WIPP Recovery

  18. WIPP Documents - Environmental Management and Sustainability

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    Management and Sustainability WIPP Environmental Policy DOE/WIPP 04-3310 Rev 5 Environmental Management System Description DOE/WIPP-05-3318 Rev 5 WIPP Site Sustainability Plan DOE/WIPP-14-3542 WIPP Environmental Targets

  19. WIPP News Releases - 2004

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    Safer Testing Requirements for LANL Sealed Source Wastes April 1 WIPP Marks Five Years of Safe Operation March 30 EPA Approves Remote-Handled Waste Procedures for WIPP March 26 DOE...

  20. WIPP News Releases - 1996

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    6 News Releases DOE to Hold Public Hearings Next Week in Albuquerque on WIPP SEIS - 123196 DOE to Hold Public Hearings Next Week in Santa Fe on WIPP SEIS - 123196 DOE Announces ...

  1. WIPP News Releases - 2005

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    5 News Releases December 27 Empty WIPP truck overturns December 12 Dr. Dave Moody to Lead the Carlsbad Field Office December 7 WIPP Satellite Tracking System Relocates to Carlsbad...

  2. WIPP News Releases - 2006

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    Releases December 12 Idaho National Laboratory Waste Stream Cleared for Shipment to WIPP November 15 WIPP Reaches 4-Million-Hour Safety Milestone October 16 State of New Mexico...

  3. WIPP Nitrate Updates 2015

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    5 WIPP Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan Implementation Update, July 23, 2015 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant EPA I.D. Number: NM4890139088-TSDF WIPP Nitrate Salt...

  4. 2009 WIPP News Releases

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    09 News Releases December 21 Magnum Minerals to Buy WIPP Salt October 14 Agreement Reached Between WTS and Union Employees October 1 Truck Accident Did Not Involve WIPP Shipment...

  5. WIPP Projects Interative Map

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    View WIPP Projects in a larger map. To report corrections, please email WeatherizationInnovation@ee.doe.gov.

  6. WIPP Recovery Information

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    At the March 26, 2014 Board meeting J. R. Stroble CBFO, Provided Information on Locations to Access WIPP Recovery Information.

  7. WIPP News & Information

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    Carlsbad Field Office Information WIPP Overview Click on the Play button for an overview of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. (2.5 minutes, FLASH required) If you are not able to view the WIPP Overview, try clicking the graphic above to download the free Flash Player. News Releases Current and archived news releases TRU TeamWorks Read WIPP's online newsletter Fact Sheets Learn about WIPP basics with these educational summaries of popular topics Photo Gallery See photos of the work done at WIPP

  8. WIPP - Pioneering Nuclear Waste Disposal

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    Pioneering Nuclear Waste Disposal Cover Page and Table of Contents Closing the Circle The Long Road to WIPP - Part 1 The Long Road to WIPP - Part 2 Looking to the Future Related Reading and The WIPP Team

  9. WIPP UPDATE: April 6, 2014

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    6, 2014 There is not a WIPP Recovery update today. Please go to the WIPP Recovery webpage at www.wipp.energy.gov for information on recent recovery activities. Community Meetings...

  10. Safety Enhancements Continue at WIPP

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    5, 2014 Safety Enhancements Continue at WIPP The Accident Investigation Board report for the underground truck fire was issued in March 2014 and the Radiological Release (Phase I) report was issued in May 2014. Corrective Action Plans have been developed and are currently being reviewed, awaiting final approval from the U.S. Department of Energy. Although these plans are still undergoing formal reviews, a number of organizational and safety related actions have already been implemented. The site

  11. During Phase 3, WIPP

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    MORE- WIPP UPDATE: April 14, 2014 Phase 3 activities begin Two teams re-entered the WIPP underground facility on Saturday, moving closer to suspected location of the February 14 contamination release. It was the third re- entry in two weeks. The teams traveled farther into the mine than previous entries, evaluating ground conditions and checking for contamination. No contamination was detected and ground conditions were better than expected. During Phase 3, WIPP employees will enter the mine

  12. WIPP AIB Report

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    WIPP AIB Report WIPP Accident Investigation Board Report Department of Energy (DOE) Issues Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Report on February 14 Incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico June 30, 2014 Drums at Los Alamos containing nitrate salt waste Drums at Los Alamos containing nitrate salt waste were placed inside steel standard waste boxes, which were then secured inside a steel and glass structure in a dome that has temperature control and fire

  13. WIPP News Releases

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    Current News Releases March 20, 2015 - Event News Release #2 WIPP Emergency Operations Center Deactivated March 20, 2015 - Event News Release #1 Emergency Operation Center Activated as Precautionary Measure for Offsite Event November 25, 2014 CBFO and WIPP Volunteerism Helps Little Ones This Winter Karing for Kids Koat Drive November 10, 2014 CBFO and WIPP Commemorations for Veterans Day 2014 Photo 1: Veterans Commeration at Skeen-Whitlock, Nov. 6, 2014 Photo 2: Veterans Commeration at

  14. WIPP Recovery Effort

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    WIPP Update Frank Marcinowski Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Office of Environmental Management EMSSAB Chairs Meeting, April 23, 2014 - Pasco, WA www.energy.gov/EM 2 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant www.wipp.doe.gov www.energy.gov/EM 3 February 5th Fire: * All operations at the repository ceased following salt haul truck fire in the WIPP underground * An investigation team was deployed to determine the cause of the fire * Report released March 13th February 14th Radiological

  15. WIPP News Releases - 2003

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    August 14 Drum Involved in Idaho Incident Not Shippable to WIPP July 31 Marchetti New CEO of Washington TRU Solutions March 25 HUBZone, Great Opportunity for Small Businesses...

  16. WIPP News Releases - 2007

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    Contract Award Announced by U.S. Department of Energy September 6 Sharif Named New WTS General Manager July 24 EXO project equipment successfully placed underground at WIPP...

  17. WIPP News Releases

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    10 News Releases December 1 State Renews WIPP Facility Permit November 18 National TRU Program Director Selected November 18 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Receives Second EPA...

  18. WIPP News Releases

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    Sandia Labs December 13 Carlsbad Field Office Recognized by New Mexico and DOE for Environmental Excellence at WIPP Click on photo below for larger image. November 10 Carlsbad...

  19. WIPP News Releases - 2002

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    Receives Waste Characterized With Mobile System February 12 Ava Holland Joins DOE Carlsbad Field Office As Quality Assurance Manager January 7 WIPP Receives 500th Waste Shipment...

  20. WIPP Documents - Environmental Monitoring

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    the operational period. The standards issued by the EPA are contained in Title 40 CFR, Part 191, Subpart A. Strategic Plan for Groundwater Monitoring at the WIPP DOE...

  1. WIPP UPDATE: July 22, 2014

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    22, 2014 Entries into WIPP underground resume Entries into the WIPP underground facility have resumed after being suspended for several weeks while workers changed air filters on...

  2. WIPP Documents - EPA Certification

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    EPA Certification Compliance Certification Application DOE's 72,000-page application submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showing how WIPP meets all applicable federal transuranic radioactive waste standards. (Click on CCA -1996) Compliance Recertification Application - 2004 The recertification application showing how WIPP continues to meet all applicable federal transuranic radioactive waste standards. Compliance Recertification Application - 2009 The recertification

  3. WIPP Update 7_28_14

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    WIPP UPDATE: July 28, 2014 MSHA performs WIPP inspection The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently inspected the WIPP facility. Since underground access was not...

  4. Empty WIPP truck overturns

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    Washington TRU Solutions (505) 234-7204 www.wipp.energy.gov U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 DOENews For Immediate Release Empty WIPP truck overturns CARLSBAD, N.M., December 27, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office reports that a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) truck carrying three empty TRUPACT-II shipping containers overturned on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot, Idaho, at

  5. WIPP - Open RFPs

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    Date: 182016 4:00 PM Contact Buyer: Mark Chavez Phone: 575-234-7253 Fax: 575-234-7050 Email: mark.chavez@wipp.ws Description of Service, Work Scope or Product Required: The...

  6. WIPP Attracts International Interest

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was in the spotlight with two international organizations at meetings held in Europe late last year.

  7. WIPP AIB Report

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    on February 14 Incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico June 30, 2014 Drums at Los Alamos containing nitrate salt waste Drums at Los Alamos...

  8. WIPP Nitrate Updates 2014

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Update, December 4, 2014 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant EPA I.D. Number: NM4890139088-TSDF Jose R. FrancoCBFO and Robert L. McQuinnNWP dated December 5, 2014 WIPP Nitrate Salt...

  9. WIPP Accelerating Cleanup

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    ACCELERATING CLEANUP: PATHS TO CLOSURE CARLSBAD AREA OFFICE JUNE 1998 I. Operations/Field Overview CAO Mission The mission of the Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) is to protect human health and the environment by opening and operating the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) waste and by establishing an effective system for management of TRU waste from generation to disposal. It includes personnel assigned to CAO, WIPP site operations, transportation, and other

  10. Careers at WIPP

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Careers at WIPP The WIPP team is comprised of multiple organizations with varied methods of applying for posted positions. Information for various organizations is provided below. U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office U.S. Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office job vacancies are advertised and filled through the automated federal application system at https://www.usajobs.gov/ All applicants are required to apply for job vacancies using this system. After establishing a "New

  11. WIPP Opportunities - Procurement

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    NWP Procurement Services Staff Directional Map to WIPP Procurement Sources Sought Open Requests for Proposals Commodities Used by WIPP NWP General Terms & Conditions for Commercial Items (10-12, Rev 0) NWP General Provisions for Cost Reimbursement Contracts (10-12, Rev 0) NWP General Provisions for Firm Fixed Price Construction Subcontracts (10-12, Rev 0) NWP General Provisions for Firm Fixed Price Orders (10-12, Rev. 0) Representations and Certifications Greater than $25,000

  12. WIPP Update 5_15_14

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    WIPP e vent b ioassay t esting program c omes t o a c lose Final b ioassay r esults f rom t he F ebruary 1 4 r adiological e vent h ave b een r eported. T he m aximum lifetime...

  13. WIPP UPDATE: October 21, 2014

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    October 21, 2014 First liquid fueled vehicle returned to service in WIPP underground The first piece of diesel-powered equipment has been returned to service in the WIPP...

  14. WIPP Activates Emergency Operations Center

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    August 5, 2015 WIPP Activates Emergency Operations Center At approximately 7:00 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, August 4, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) activated the Emergency...

  15. WIPP Receives Top Safety Award

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    WIPP Receives Top Safety Award CARLSBAD, N.M., November 10, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received top accolades from New...

  16. Getting waste ready for shipment to the WIPP: integration of characterization and certification activities

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sinkule, B.; Knudsen, K.; Rogers, P.

    1996-06-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) serve as the primary directive for assuring the safe handling, transportation, and disposal of transuranic (TRU) waste generated at Department of Energy (DOE) sites. The WIPP WAC address fulfillment of WIPP`s operational safety and performance assessment criteria, compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements, and preparation of waste packages that meet all transportation criteria. At individual generator sites, preparation of transuranic waste for final disposal at WIPP includes characterizing the waste to meet the requirements of the transuranic Waste Characterization Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) and certifying waste containers to meet the WIPP WAC and the Transuranic Package Transporter-II Authorized Methods for Payload Control (TRAMPAC). This paper compares the quality assurance and quality control requirements specified in the WIPP WAC, QAPP, and TRAMPAC and discusses the potential to consolidate activities to comply with the TRU waste characterization and certification program requirements.

  17. Science@WIPP

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    At the dawn of discovery ... Science@WIPP The deep geologic repository at WIPP is more than a place to dispose of transuranic (TRU) waste – it’s also a science laboratory. Following the designation of the Department of Energy’s Carlsbad office as a field office in 2000, numerous universities and research institutions across the nation sought to take advantage of WIPP’s strong safety culture, open door policy, and extremely low levels of natural background radiation in the underground. It’s

  18. WIPP - Photo Gallery

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    Gallery Shortcuts WIPP Site Transportation Contact-Handled TRU Waste Remote-Handled TRU Waste Mining Photo Gallery Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger version of the photographs. WIPP Site Back to top The entrance to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The entrance to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant at sunrise. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant at sunrise. A view of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant from a distance. A view of

  19. WIPP - Video Clips

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Quick links TRUPACT-II Shipping Container RH-72B Shipping Cask Waste Handling Waste Emplacement First Waste Shipment to WIPP March 26, 1999 Video Clips Instructions for playing video clips in Flash format: 1. Click on the screen you wish to view 2. Click on the play button TRUPACT-II Shipping Container The TRUPACT-II shipping container is certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for shipping contact-handled transuranic waste to WIPP. It can hold up to 14 55-gallon drums or the equivalent.

  20. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_24_14

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    4, 2014 Preparations for Underground Re-entry Continue DOE has approved the "WIPP Habitability" safety document that covers the underground ventilation system. This document establishes the controls necessary to ensure the WIPP ventilation system is working properly. An additional safety document, which puts in place the controls needed to make sure personnel are safe while in the underground, should be finalized soon. Both packages must be in place before personnel can re-enter the

  1. WIPP - Information on Proposed Permit Modifications

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit RCRA Proposed Permit Modifications (Drafts) Draft Class 2 Permit Modification Request Active Room Ventilation Flow Rate dated February 23, 2016 Draft Class 2 Permit Modification Request Revise the RCRA Contingency Plan and Associated Emergency Response Personnel Training dated February 23, 2016 Fact Sheets Public Notices Please forward comments to the following email address: Draft.ModificationResponse@. These Documents are NOT FINAL and have not been

  2. WIPP UPDATE: September 23, 2014

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    3, 2014 WIPP facilities mostly unscathed as SENM deals with Hurricane Odile Hurricane Odile left its mark on Southeastern New Mexico, but the WIPP facility came away mostly unscathed with two brief partial power outages that delayed entries into the underground facility last week. Over the past 10 days, areas of Carlsbad and Eddy County received about 15 inches of rain that wreaked havoc on infrastructure and left dozens of people stranded. Managers with the WIPP Emergency Management Department

  3. WIPP Workers Perform Filter Replacement

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    December 10, 2015 WIPP Workers Perform Filter Replacement As recovery operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant continue, increased work activity in the underground results in higher levels of airborne salt dust, increasing the frequency with which filters are replaced. Last week, workers performed a filter replacement on WIPP's Underground Ventilation System. WIPP's ventilation system has two filter units. Each unit has 84 separate filters arranges in four layers- moderate efficiency

  4. LANL Resumes Shipments to WIPP

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    LANL Resumes Shipments to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., April 17, 2001 - On April 19, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will resume shipments of transuranic waste to DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). In March 1999, LANL became the first DOE site to send defense-generated transuranic radioactive waste to WIPP. LANL completed its first 17 waste shipments on September 22, 1999. Transuranic waste consists of clothing, tools, rags, debris, residues, and other

  5. WIPP - Joint Information Center

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    The Joint Information Center is located at 4021 National Parks Highway in Carlsbad, N.M. Joint Information Center In the unlikely event of an emergency, the WIPP Joint Information Center (JIC) serves as a central control point to coordinate multi-agency efforts to issue timely and accurate information to the public, news media and project employees. Emergency contact information: The public If the JIC is activated, members of the general public, including family members, may call (575) 234-7380

  6. WIPP Home Page header

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    | News & Information | Document Center | Transportation | Opportunities | Contacts | Links | Search WWIS Public Inquiry Page Welcome to the WWIS Public Inquiry Page. This service is established in accordance an Agreement between the United States Department of Energy and the New Mexico Environment Department, dated February 11, 2005, Docket Number HWB 04-07 (CO). This service provides a replicate of information stored on the WIPP Waste Information System. Container Data will be available 14

  7. WIPP Opportunities -CBFO Procurement

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Directional Map to WIPP CBFO Procurement The Carlsbad Field Office has no postings at this time. For additional posting information, please visit the Department of Energy's Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center site, located at http://www.emcbc.doe.gov/ Procurement contact information: Diane Snow Contracting Officer (575) 234-7452 Diane.Snow@cbfo.doe.gov Suzanne Hunt Contracting Officer (575) 234-7525 Suzanne.Hunt@cbfo.doe.gov Colleen Hirsch Contracting Officer (575) 234-7420

  8. WIPP UPDATE: April 7, 2014

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    7, 2014 EPA to install additional air monitors This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees will arrive at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to install...

  9. WIPP UPDATE: May 7, 2014

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    to filtration. Q: Does a backup electrical system exist that powers the mine's ventilation system or other systems? A: WIPP maintains diesel generators that provide...

  10. WIPP UPDATE: June 13, 2014

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    is being performed at night to reduce heat stress, was completed safely with excellent control of radiological contamination. WIPP's ventilation system has two filter units....

  11. WIPP UPDATE: April 9, 2014

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    Today, WIPP crews began removing soot that accumulated in the Waste Hoist Tower and Control Room during the February 5 salt truck fire. They are using vacuums with...

  12. WIPP UPDATE: August 26, 2014

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    26, 2014 Workers establish access to north experimental area Entry teams established access to the north experimental area of the WIPP underground facility this week. Geotechnical...

  13. WIPP UPDATE: April 21, 2014

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    employees on replacing the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters - a crucial component of the WIPP Ventilation System. New filters are required to replace those that...

  14. WIPP UPDATE: April 17, 2014

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    will coordinate efforts to implement corrective actions and allow the site to resume safe disposal operations. Mark Senderling has been named the federal WIPP recovery manager...

  15. WIPP_Marks_12_Years

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    with radioactive elements - mostly plutonium. "WIPP employees and members of the community cheered when the first shipment of TRU waste arrived here in 1999," said Acting...

  16. WIPP News Release Archives Index

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP News Release Archives 2006 News Releases 2005 News Releases 2004 News Releases 2003 News Releases 2002 News Releases 2001 News Releases 2000 News Releases 1999 News Releases...

  17. WIPP UPDATE: June 18, 2015

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    bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. WIPP Fire Department Personnel Receive Medevac Training Recently, members of...

  18. WIPP UPDATE: October 3, 2014

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    WIPP underground has now been surveyed and determined to be free of radiological contamination and additional progress was made this week to roll back additional zones into the...

  19. WIPP UPDATE: May 8, 2014

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    and just above minimum detectable concentrations. The latest analysis of soil, sediment and vegetation samples, taken from various locations across the WIPP site, showed...

  20. WIPP UPDATE: July 11, 2014

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    July 11, 2014 Project Reach investigation continues in Room 7 WIPP employees are continuing their efforts to develop a system that allows workers to obtain additional video...

  1. WIPP Receives 500th Waste Shipment

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    radioactive waste to WIPP for permanent underground disposal. The shipment contained 28 drums of transuranic waste, bringing the total number of waste containers disposed at WIPP...

  2. Ground Control Progress Continues at WIPP

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    December 4, 2015 Ground Control Progress Continues at WIPP Underground Operations Personnel at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) have made significant progress since resuming...

  3. DOE Completes Disposal Operations In Panel 5 of the WIPP Underground |

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Department of Energy Disposal Operations In Panel 5 of the WIPP Underground DOE Completes Disposal Operations In Panel 5 of the WIPP Underground August 15, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that disposal operations in Panel 5 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground repository are complete. Last month, the final contact-handled transuranic (CH-TRU) waste shipment was

  4. Resuming Operations at WIPP | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Resuming Operations at WIPP Resuming Operations at WIPP Presentation from the 2015 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Frank Marcinowski, Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for The Office of Environmental Management. PDF icon Resuming Operations at WIPP More Documents & Publications WIPP Recovery Progress Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Update for January 2016 Phase II Accident Investigation Board Briefing

  5. Appendix DATA Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    A: WIPP Borehole Update United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Appendix DATA-2014 Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update Table of Contents DATA-A-1.0 WIPP Boreholes DATA-A-2.0 Individual Well Reports DATA-A-2.1 New Wells Drilled Since the CRA-2009 DATA-A-2.2 Plugged Wells DATA-A-3.0 References List of Tables Table DATA-A- 1. Status of WIPP Boreholes December 2012 WIPP Table DATA-A-1. Status of WIPP Boreholes December 2012 WIPP

  6. Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program More...

  7. Sandia WIPP calibration traceability

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Schuhen, M.D.; Dean, T.A.

    1996-05-01

    This report summarizes the work performed to establish calibration traceability for the instrumentation used by Sandia National Laboratories at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during testing from 1980-1985. Identifying the calibration traceability is an important part of establishing a pedigree for the data and is part of the qualification of existing data. In general, the requirement states that the calibration of Measuring and Test equipment must have a valid relationship to nationally recognized standards or the basis for the calibration must be documented. Sandia recognized that just establishing calibration traceability would not necessarily mean that all QA requirements were met during the certification of test instrumentation. To address this concern, the assessment was expanded to include various activities.

  8. WIPP Receives 200th Shipment

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    200 th Shipment CARLSBAD, N.M., April 18, 2001 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) today received its 200 th shipment of defense- generated...

  9. WIPP Celebrates 14th Anniversary

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recently marked its 14th year as America’s only operational deep geologic repository for the disposal of radioactive waste.

  10. The WIPP Underground Ventilation System

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    the ventilation system provides a continuous flow of fresh air to the underground tunnels and rooms that make up the disposal facility at WIPP. Air is supplied to the...

  11. WIPP UPDATE: June 10, 2014

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    during the change-out. Community meetings scheduled Today - A WIPP Recovery Update will be provided to the Eunice City Council at 5:30 p.m. today. Location: Eunice City...

  12. WIPP UPDATE: August 22, 2014

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    of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office and the City of Carlsbad host a Town Hall meeting to update the community and interested stakeholders on the WIPP Recovery progress. A replay of...

  13. WIPP UPDATE: May 14, 2014

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    meetings can be seen at http:new.livestream.comrrv. May 20 - A WIPP Recovery update will be provided at the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County Annual Meeting....

  14. WIPP UPDATE: January 21, 2016

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    January 21, 2016 Revised Schedule for Resumption of Operations in 2016 Announced The Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) approved the new integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The new PMB integrates WIPP recovery activities, baseline operations and capital asset projects into a single plan with a schedule that identifies a path to resumption of waste emplacement operations. The new PMB considers potential risks that could

  15. WIPP UPDATE: June 4, 2014

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    4, 2014 WIPP updates to be published twice a week WIPP recovery efforts are maintaining a steady pace; however, long-term activities are underway that are not as conducive to daily updates. The Department remains committed to transparency, and it is making this change to ensure updates remain meaningful and informative for stakeholders. Updates will now be provided every Tuesday and Friday, or more often if timely news arises. Community meetings scheduled June 5 - The City of Carlsbad and DOE

  16. WIPP UPDATE: September 19, 2014

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    19, 2014 No second release at WIPP Recent news reports have incorrectly suggested that there is a second breached drum in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground facility. There is no evidence to suggest a release from a second drum. The site conducted initial surveys that showed no evidence of a radiological release from Panel 6, and we have seen no evidence since then that suggests anything different. Worker safety is the Department's highest priority and workers entering

  17. WIPP WASTE MINIMIZATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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    NOV 2 3 2015 New Mexico Environment Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-6303 Subject: Transm ittal of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Project 2015 Waste Minimization Report, Permit Number NM4890139088-TSDF Dear Mr. Kieling: The purpose of this letter is to provide you with the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Project 2015 Waste Minimization Report. This report, required by and prepared in accordance with the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Part 2,

  18. 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application

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    2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application DOE/WIPP 04-3231 March 2004 Content of the CRA As required by Title 40 CFR, Parts 191 and 194, the 2004 Compliance Recertification Application addresses a wide range of topics. It incorporates portions of the first Compliance Certification Application (CCA) and provides updates in those areas where approved changes occurred. It also presents new data and associated analyses. In addition, the appliacation responds to specific requests from EPA for

  19. Radiological Monitoring Continues at WIPP

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    Radiological Monitoring Continues at WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., February 19, 2014 - Radiological control personnel continue to collect surface and underground monitoring samples at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) after an underground air monitor detected airborne radiation around 11:30 p.m. (MT) on February 14. Recent laboratory analyses by Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMRC) found some trace amounts of americium and plutonium from a

  20. WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Presentati...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Presentation WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Presentation This presentation contains...

  1. Environmental Assessment for Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site

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    40 Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Environmental Assessment for Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site Final January 2001 U.S. Department of Energy Final Environmental Assessment for Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site i TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND NEED..........1-1 1.1 HISTORY AND BACKGROUND........................................................1-1 1.2 PURPOSE

  2. WIPP receives 9,000th shipment

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    WIPP receives 9,000th shipment CARLSBAD, N.M., October 7, 2010 The U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its 9,000th shipment of transuranic...

  3. Appendix DATA Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update

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    Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Appendix DATA-2014 Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update Table of Contents DATA-A-1.0 WIPP Boreholes...

  4. Microsoft Word - WIPP Training Program.doc

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP MERRTT Train-the-Trainer is a 24-hour program, and is taught in Carlsbad, New Mexico, so that students can tour the WIPP site and see firsthand why the facility was...

  5. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Officials Visit WIPP

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    center and needs to inform the public. Since 1988, through the WIPP States and Tribal Education Program, more than 31,000 emergency response professionals along WIPP routes have...

  6. WIPP Update 4_23_14

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    New Mexico 88221 Media Contact: Ben Williams WIPP Recovery Communications (575) 234-7545 www.wipp.energy.gov 2 A s maller d iscovery team, e ach w earing a...

  7. WIPP - Related FOIA Sites

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    Final Compliance Order HWB 07-43 (CO) Stipulated Final Compliance Order HRM 99-05 (CO) Administrative Compliance Order HRM 99-05 (CO) Final Stipulated Order HRM 98-04 (P) Report...

  8. DOE Announces New WIPP Tour Schedule

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    Announces New WIPP Tour Schedule CARLSBAD, N.M., March 14, 2001 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office today announced changes in the public tour program at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Public tours of WIPP's surface and underground are now offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Previously, tours took place throughout the week. The decision to reduce the number of tours is based on safety and waste handling requirements as WIPP approaches full-scale operations.

  9. WIPP AT WORK | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Carlsbad, NM - Transuranic (TRU) waste cleanup efforts are underway across the DOE complex, as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) wraps up its 11th year of disposal operations. The Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) manages the DOE's National TRU Program (NTP) Office and WIPP facility operations. TRU waste temporarily stored at DOE generator sites around the country is shipped to WIPP and disposed in rooms mined out of an ancient salt formation 2,150 feet below the surface. WIPP, which began waste

  10. WIPP Recovery Progress | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Topic: J. R. Stroble CBFO, Provided Information on the Status of the Recovery Effort at the WIPP Site. PDF icon WIPP Update - March 25, 2015 More Documents & Publications Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Update Resuming Operations at WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan

  11. 2002 WIPP Environmental Monitoring Plan

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC

    2002-09-30

    DOE Order 5400.1, General Environmental Protection Program, requires each DOE | facility to prepare an environmental management plan (EMP). This document is | prepared for WIPP in accordance with the guidance contained in DOE Order 5400.1; DOE Order 5400.5, Radiation Protection of the Public and Environment; applicable sections of Environmental Regulatory Guide for Radiological Effluent Monitoring and Environmental Surveillance (DOE/EH-0173T; DOE, 1991); and the Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 834, ''Radiation Protection of the Public and Environment'' (draft). Many sections of DOE Order 5400.1 have been replaced by DOE Order 231.1, which is the driver for the annual Site Environmental Report (SER) and the guidance source for preparing many environmental program documents. The WIPP Project is operated by Westinghouse TRU Solutions (WTS) for the DOE. This plan defines the extent and scope of WIPP's effluent and environmental | monitoring programs during the facility's operational life and also discusses WIPP's quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program as it relates to environmental monitoring. In addition, this plan provides a comprehensive description of environmental activities at WIPP including: A summary of environmental programs, including the status of environmental monitoring activities A description of the WIPP Project and its mission A description of the local environment, including demographics An overview of the methodology used to assess radiological consequences to the public, including brief discussions of potential exposure pathways, routine and accidental releases, and their consequences Responses to the requirements described in the Environmental Regulatory Guide for Radiological Effluent Monitoring and Environmental Surveillance.

  12. WIPP UPDATE: June 2, 2014

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    , 2014 Samples collected from WIPP underground On May 30, an entry team collected several samples from the WIPP underground, as part of the ongoing effort to determine the cause of the drum breach. Collections include magnesium oxide (MgO) samples taken near the breached drum in Room 7, Panel 7, and a sample of material believed to have originated from the breached drum. Additional MgO samples were also taken from various locations around the waste stacks. Workers also took video in in Room 7,

  13. WIPP 2004 Site Environmental Report

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC, Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services

    2005-09-30

    The mission of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is to safely and permanently dispose of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste generated by the production of nuclear weapons and other activities related to the national defense of the United States (U.S.). In 2004, 8,839 cubic meters (m3) of TRU waste were emplaced at WIPP. From the first receipt of waste in March 1999 through the end of 2004, 25,809 m3 of TRU waste had been emplaced at WIPP. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Washington TRU Solutions LLC (WTS) are dedicated to maintaining high quality management of WIPP environmental resources. DOE Order 450.1, Environmental Protection Program; DOE Order 231.1A, Environment, Safety, and Health Reporting; and DOE Order 5400.5, Radiation Protection of the Public and Environment, require that the environment at and near DOE facilities be monitored to ensure the safety and health of the public and the environment. This Waste Isolation Pilot Plant 2004 Site Environmental Report (SER) summarizes environmental data from 2004 that characterize environmental management performance and demonstrate compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. This report was prepared in accordance with DOE Order 231.1A, and Guidance for the Preparation of DOE Annual Site Environmental Reports (ASERs) for Calendar Year 2004 (DOE, 2005). The order and the guidance require that DOE facilities submit an annual SER to the DOE Headquarters Office of the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health. The WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP) further requires that the SER be provided to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED).

  14. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visits WIPP

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    12, 2014 Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visits WIPP This week, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited Carlsbad to tour the site and see firsthand the recovery efforts underway at the WIPP facility. In addition to meeting with local officials, Secretary Moniz spoke to area residents about WIPP recovery efforts at a town hall meeting, which also included Senator Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Congressman Steve Pearce, Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department Ryan Flynn and Carlsbad

  15. CBFO selects Senior WIPP Recovery Manager

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    4, 2014 CBFO selects Senior WIPP Recovery Manager Sean Dunagan, Research and Development Manager with Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed as the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Senior WIPP Recovery Manager, effective Dec. 8, 2014. He replaces Tom Teynor, who returned to Hanford to be the Federal Project Manager of the Plutonium Finishing Plant project. Directly leading and representing the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Project, Mr. Dunagan will report to CBFO Manager Joe

  16. Recovery Progress Has WIPP Poised to

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    e New underground fire-fighting equipment has been purchased over the past two years. Recovery Progress Has WIPP Poised to Resume Operations in 2016 The Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operations contractor for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) have made significant progress in recovery efforts at WIPP following the 2014 salt haul truck fire and radiological release. This progress has the Nation's only

  17. Microsoft Word - DOE Approves WIPP Workforce Plan

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    Department of Energy Approves WIPP Workforce Plan All Current Employees Will Be Needed During Recovery Efforts 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

  18. DOE Awards WIPP Independent Oversight Contract

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    Anne Wickham (513) 246-0463) Dennis Hurtt (505) 234-7327 http://www.wipp.ws U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 DOENews For Immediate Release DOE Awards WIPP Independent Oversight Contract Cincinnati, Ohio, October 7, 2005 - Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Independent Oversight contract to Pecos Management Services, Incorporated (Pecos) of

  19. DOE/WIPP-13-3507

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    DOE/WIPP-13-3507 2 This page intentionally left blank Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2012 DOE/WIPP-13-3507 3 2012 Annual Site Environmental Report To our readers: This Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Annual Site Environmental Report for 2012 presents summary environmental data to (1) characterize site environmental management performance; (2) summarize environmental occurrences and responses reported during the calendar year; (3) confirm compliance with

  20. Department of Energy Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

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    Department of Energy Releases WIPP Recovery Plan Washington, D.C. - Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Plan, outlining the necessary steps to resume operations at the transuranic waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M. WIPP operations were suspended following an underground truck fire and a radiological release earlier this year. "Safety is our top priority," said Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for DOE's Office

  1. WIPP - Carlsbad Field Office Tribal Program

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    Carlsbad Field Office Tribal Program Shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) travel through 10 Native American Reservations (among six states) along the transportation routes. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office's (CBFO) Tribal Program enhances the safe transportation of transuranic waste shipments to WIPP across tribal lands, while strengthening tribes' capabilities where they have jurisdiction. A WIPP truck with three TRUPACT-II shipping containers on back

  2. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_ 21_ 14

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    1, 2014 Testing WIPP Ventilation System Filter Banks Is Scheduled An aerosol test to determine the effectiveness of the WIPP ventilation system filter banks is targeted for early next week. The test will be performed by Los Alamos National Laboratory by introducing aerosolized oil in front of the filter banks then using highly sensitive equipment that will measure the concentration of aerosol particles at the back of the filter banks to determine filter efficiency. WIPP's individual HEPA filter

  3. Microsoft Word - WIPP ARRA Final Report Cover

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    Performance of Recovery Act Funds at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant OAS-RA-L-11-09 July 2011 DOE F 1325.8 (08-93) United States Government Department of Energy Memorandum DATE: July 7, 2011 Audit Report Number: OAS-RA-L-11-09 REPLY TO ATTN OF: IG-35 (A10RA037) SUBJECT: Report on "Performance of Recovery Act Funds at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant" TO: Manager, Carlsbad Field Office, Environmental Management INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The Department of Energy's (Department) Carlsbad

  4. Appendix MON: WIPP Monitoring Programs

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    MON-2014 WIPP Monitoring Programs United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Compliance Recertification Application 2014 Appendix MON-2014 Table of Contents MON-1.0 Introduction MON-1.1 Compliance Monitoring Program MON-1.2 Preclosure and Postclosure Monitoring MON-1.3 Monitoring Assessment MON-1.4 Appendix Summary MON-2.0 Compliance Monitoring Program Requirements MON-2.1 Compliance Certification/Recertification MON-3.0 Preclosure

  5. WIPP UPDATE: June 17, 2014

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    June 17, 2014 Filter replacement activities progressing as planned Crews are making progress replacing the filters for WIPP's Underground Ventilation System. The system has two filtration units. Each unit has 84 filters in four layers- moderate efficiency filters, high efficiency filters, and two layers of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters After successfully replacing the moderate and high efficiency filters in the first filtration unit, crews restored air flow Monday in preparation

  6. WIPP UPDATE: May 28, 2014

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    28, 2014 Corrective action plans key for WIPP recovery effort The Accident Investigation Board issued a report in March on the February 5 underground truck fire, which included 22 conclusions and 35 Judgments of Need. The report concluded the fire was the result of flammable fluids - hydraulic fluid or diesel fuel - coming into contact with a hot surface. Judgments of Need are specific issues or concerns that require corrective actions. Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) has submitted a Corrective

  7. WIPP WASTE MINIMIZATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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    Carlsbad, New Mexico 8822 1 NOV 2 3 2011 Mr. John Kieling , Acting Bureau Chief Hazardous Waste Bureau New Mexico Environme nt Department 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-6303 Subject: Transmittal of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Waste Minimization Report Dear Mr. Kieling: This letter provides the submittal of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Waste Minimization Report. This report is required by and has bee n prepared in accordance with the WIPP

  8. WIPP's SCott Maxwell earns environmental training certification

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    WIPP's Scott Maxwell Earns Environmental Training Certification CARLSBAD, N.M., February 17, 2000 -- The National Environmental Training Association has endorsed Scott Maxwell of...

  9. WIPP Receives Waste Characterized With Mobile System

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    transuranic waste. Characterization is the process where the contents of waste drums are checked and approved before shipment to and disposal at WIPP. "This is a major...

  10. Senior DOE Officials Return to WIPP

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    at http:new.livestream.comrrv. In addition to recovery progress updates from WIPP management, the New Mexico Environment Department addressed the recent settlement...

  11. WIPP Hosts All-Hazards Planning Meeting

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    2015 WIPP hosted the first annual All- Hazards, Offsite Interface Briefing and Regional Radiological Response Planning Meeting to provide information on changes and enhancements...

  12. Mechanical Modeling of a WIPP Drum Under Pressure | Department...

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    Mechanical Modeling of a WIPP Drum Under Pressure Mechanical Modeling of a WIPP Drum Under Pressure This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department...

  13. WIPP Update and Status of Recovery | Department of Energy

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    WIPP Update and Status of Recovery More Documents & Publications WIPP Recovery Information Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Update and Status of Recovery Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...

  14. Comparative study of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) transportation alternatives

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    WIPP transportation studies in the Final Supplement Environmental Impact Statement for WIPP are the baseline for this report. In an attempt to present the most current analysis, this study incorporates the most relevant data available. The following three transportation options are evaluated for the Disposal Phase, which is assumed to be 20 years: Truck shipments, consisting of a tractor and trailer, with three TRUPACT-IIs or one RH-72B; Regular commercial train shipments consisting of up to three railcars carrying up to 18 TRUPACT-IIs or up to six RH-72Bs; Dedicated train shipments consisting of a locomotive, an idle car, railcars carrying 18 TRUPACT-IIs or six RH-72Bs, another idle car, and a caboose or passenger car with an emergency response specialist. No other cargo is carried. This report includes: A consideration of occupational and public risks and exposures, and other environmental impacts; A consideration of emergency response capabilities; and An extimation of comparative costs.

  15. WIPP Status Update | Department of Energy

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    Status Update WIPP Status Update Presentation made by Bill Mackie for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16, 2013 in Buffalo, NY. PDF icon WIPP Status Update More Documents & Publications EIS-0026-SA-08: Supplemental Analysis Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste Authorized Methods for Payload Control (CH TRAMPAC) Central Characterization Program (CCP) Transuranic Authorized Methods for Payload Control

  16. WIPP - Passive Institutional Controls (PICs)

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    The U.S. Department of Energy has developed a program for the development of Passive Institutional Controls to alert future generations to the potential hazards of intersecting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository. These controls are required by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Title 40 CFR, Sections 191.14 and 194.43]. The purpose of a passive control, or a PIC, is to indicate the location of the repository and to convey the dangers associated with human exposure to the

  17. WIPP Documents - National TRU Program

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    Label 1 Content 1 Label 2 Content 2 Large file size alert This symbol means the document may be a large file size. National TRU Program Annual Transuranic Waste Inventory Report - 2015 DOE/TRU-15-3425 Rev 0 Effective date 12/15 The information presented in the ATWIR - 2015 serves as a current baseline of the TRU waste inventory for potential disposal at WIPP and may be considered in future Compliance Recertification Applications. The TRU Waste Inventory Profile Reports (Appendices A and B)

  18. WIPP Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle

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    February 19, 2015 WIPP Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle WIPP recently placed a new emergency response vehicle into service. The new fire engine "Engine 24" will enhance emergency response capabilities at the WIPP facility. The new four-wheel drive vehicle was designed to respond to both structure and wild land fires. Capable of carrying 1,500 gallons of water on board, the engine has the ability to spray water or foam through a remote-controlled turret located on the front

  19. First Savannah River Shipment Arrives At WIPP

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    First Savannah River Site Shipment Arrives At WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., May 10, 2001 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office today announced that the first shipment of defense-generated transuranic radioactive waste from DOE's Savannah River Site has arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The shipment, which consisted of 42 drums of transuranic waste, left the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, South Carolina, at noon (EDT) on May 8, and arrived at WIPP today at 1:40

  20. Microsoft Word - WIPP9000.docx

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  1. DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

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    Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

  2. Students gain work experience at WIPP

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    Students Gain Work Experience at WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., January 10, 2000 -- Students from two Eddy County high schools are gaining valuable experience by spending time with employees...

  3. WIPP Update 5_09_14

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    to the magnesium oxide bags. The WIPP team is evaluating the contents of a set of waste drums that came from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are located in Panel 7, the...

  4. WIPP Takes Second in Mine Rescue Competition

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) mine rescue team placed second in the Southwestern Regional Mine Rescue Competition this past spring in Carlsbad, and it took home more than a trophy.

  5. WIPP Mine Rescue Team Wins, Retires Trophy

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    third. Kevin Cummins of IMC-Kalium won first place in the benchman's competition. Joe Baca of the WIPP Blue Team won second place. Mine Rescue teams have been participating in...

  6. WIPP Satellite Tracking System Relocates to Carlsbad

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    For Immediate Release WIPP Satellite Tracking System Relocates to Carlsbad Carlsbad, N.M., December 7, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office has...

  7. WIPP Interim Ventilation System Continues to Progress

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    being installed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) continues to move forward. Concrete pads were poured and both the power distribution center and the two-fanfilter units...

  8. WIPP Status Report Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    Report Version: 2.4.3 WDS Instance: prd05.wipp.carlsbad.nm.us Generated on: June 24, 2015 7:29 AM Generated by: REPORT, WEEKLY Total Pages: 3 Selection Criteria Reporting Date...

  9. Westinghouse TRU Solutions LLC Assumes WIPP Operations

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    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Heading up the new management team is Henry F. "Hank" Herrera, President and General Manager of WTS. A retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, Herrera...

  10. False Radiological Alarm in WIPP Underground

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    At approximately 7:40 a.m. Mountain Time today, a portable continuous air monitor (CAM) alarm activated in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground. Shortly after...

  11. WIPP Receives Top Mine Safety Award

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    Top Mine Safety Award CARLSBAD, N.M., September 18, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received top safety honors from the New Mexico...

  12. Workers Adjust Ventilation in WIPP Underground

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    29, 2014 Workers Adjust Ventilation in WIPP Underground On May 28, WIPP workers entered the underground facility to adjust the ventilation system. While underground, they adjusted a regulator on a bulkhead door and closed and taped doors at another underground location to allow more air flow through Panel 7 and better ventilation control in preparation for the planned filter change. Geotechnical experts also conducted underground inspections at several locations to make sure the ground was still

  13. Appendices - 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application

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    Please note that these document are quite large in size and have been split into smaller sections. To navigate between sections, use hyperlinks as indicated by red boxes or blue text in the Table of Contents for each section. There are also hyperlinks at the top and bottom of each section. 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application - Appendices DOE/WIPP 04-3231 March 2004 CRA - Appendices Appendix AUD - 2004 Appendix BARRIERS Appendix DATA Appendix MON-2004 Appendix MON-2004 - Attachment A

  14. 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application - INDEX

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    Back to Content Description Please note that these documents are quite large in size and have been split into smaller sections. To navigate between sections, use hyperlinks as indicated by red boxes or blue text in the Table of Contents for each section. There are also hyperlinks at the top and bottom of each section. 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application - Main Volume DOE/WIPP 04-3231 March 2004 CRA - Main Letter to EPA Administrator Leavitt, from DOE Secretary Abraham Executive

  15. WIPP First Responders Earn Advanced Training Certifications

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    October 1, 2015 WIPP First Responders Earn Advanced Training Certifications Recovery activities at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant continue to move in a positive direction. As part of increased emergency response capabilities, the WIPP Fire Department and Emergency Response Team are participating in advanced training, improving overall capabilities and receiving advanced certifications. Training and validation testing has included written examinations, as well as intense physical and practical

  16. WIPP TRU TeamWorks - About Us

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    About Us TRU TeamWorks is an e-newsletter published for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team. Mission Statement: To provide WIPP employees and stakeholders with relevant, timely information that highlights project accomplishments, incorporates messages related to project goals and advances the WIPP viewpoint. Submissions: Have an article suggestion or submittal? Send an e-mail to the TRU TeamWorks staff.

  17. Laboratory Accreditation Program Conducted Assessment of WIPP

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    8, 2014 Laboratory Accreditation Program Conducted Assessment of WIPP The U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOELAP) recently conducted an assessment of the WIPP external dosimetry program. The external dosimetry program is responsible for measuring and tracking external dose received from ionizing radiation. The purpose of the assessment was to assure routine practices comply with required criteria set forth by DOELAP. The three main kinds of ionizing radiation are

  18. WIPP Documents - Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (RCRA)

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    Hazardous Waste Facility Permit The WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP) effective April 15, 2011 WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to manage, store, and dispose of contact-handled and remote-handled transuranic mixed waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Mixed waste contains radioactive and chemically hazardous components. Information Repository Documents related to the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit

  19. Los Alamos National Laboratory ships last of high-activity drums to WIPP

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    ships last ff high-activity drums to WIPP Los Alamos National Laboratory ships last of high-activity drums to WIPP The November shipment was the final delivery this year to the Carlsbad plant, which is scheduled to undergo facility maintenance through mid-January. November 25, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy

  20. Overview of actinide chemistry in the WIPP

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    Borkowski, Marian; Lucchini, Jean - Francois; Richmann, Michael K; Reed, Donald T; Khaing, Hnin; Swanson, Juliet

    2009-01-01

    The year 2009 celebrates 10 years of safe operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the only nuclear waste repository designated to dispose defense-related transuranic (TRU) waste in the United States. Many elements contributed to the success of this one-of-the-kind facility. One of the most important of these is the chemistry of the actinides under WIPP repository conditions. A reliable understanding of the potential release of actinides from the site to the accessible environment is important to the WIPP performance assessment (PA). The environmental chemistry of the major actinides disposed at the WIPP continues to be investigated as part of the ongoing recertification efforts of the WIPP project. This presentation provides an overview of the actinide chemistry for the WIPP repository conditions. The WIPP is a salt-based repository; therefore, the inflow of brine into the repository is minimized, due to the natural tendency of excavated salt to re-seal. Reducing anoxic conditions are expected in WIPP because of microbial activity and metal corrosion processes that consume the oxygen initially present. Should brine be introduced through an intrusion scenario, these same processes will re-establish reducing conditions. In the case of an intrusion scenario involving brine, the solubilization of actinides in brine is considered as a potential source of release to the accessible environment. The following key factors establish the concentrations of dissolved actinides under subsurface conditions: (1) Redox chemistry - The solubility of reduced actinides (III and IV oxidation states) is known to be significantly lower than the oxidized forms (V and/or VI oxidation states). In this context, the reducing conditions in the WIPP and the strong coupling of the chemistry for reduced metals and microbiological processes with actinides are important. (2) Complexation - For the anoxic, reducing and mildly basic brine systems in the WIPP, the most important inorganic complexants are expected to be carbonate/bicarbonate and hydroxide. There are also organic complexants in TRU waste with the potential to strongly influence actinide solubility. (3) Intrinsic and pseudo-actinide colloid formation - Many actinide species in their expected oxidation states tend to form colloids or strongly associate with non actinide colloids present (e.g., microbial, humic and organic). In this context, the relative importance of actinides, based on the TRU waste inventory, with respect to the potential release of actinides from the WIPP, is greater for plutonium and americium, and to less extent for uranium and thorium. The most important oxidation states for WIPP-relevant conditions are III and IV. We will present an update of the literature on WIPP-specific data, and a summary of the ongoing research related to actinide chemistry in the WIPP performed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Actinide Chemistry and Repository Science (ACRSP) team located in Carlsbad, NM [Reed 2007, Lucchini 2007, and Reed 2006].

  1. Evaluation of proposed panel closure modifications at WIPP

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    Allen, Lawrence E.; Silva, Matthew K.; Channell, James K.; Abel, John F.; Morgan, Dudley R.

    2001-12-31

    A key component in the design of the WIPP repository is the installation of concrete structures as panel seals in the intake and exhaust drifts after a panel has been filled with waste containers. As noted in the EPA final rule, the panel seal closure system is intended to block brine flow between the waste panels at the WIPP. On April 17, 2001, the DOE proposed seven modifications to the EPA concerning the design of the panel closure system. EPA approval of these modifications is necessary since the details of the panel design are specified in EPAs final rule as a condition for WIPP certification. However, the EPA has not determined whether a rulemaking would be required for these proposed design modifications. On September 4, 2001, the DOE withdrew the request, noting that it would be resubmitted on a future date. The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) contracted with two engineers, Dr. John Abel and Dr. Rusty Morgan, to evaluate the proposed modifications. The EEG has accepted the conclusions and recommendations from these two experts: 1) replacement of Salado Mass Concrete with a generic salt-based concrete; 2) replacement of the explosion wall with a construction wall; 3) replacement of freshwater grouting with salt-based grouting; 4) option to allow surface or underground mixing; and 5) option to allow up to one year for completion of closure. The proposed modification to allow local carbonate river rock as aggregate is acceptable pending demonstration that no problems will exist in the resulting concrete. The proposed modification to give the contractor discretion in removal of steel forms is not supported. Instead, several recommendations are made to specifically reduce the number of forms left, thereby reducing potential migration pathways.

  2. Cookoff modeling of a WIPP waste drum (68660) | Department of...

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    Cookoff modeling of a WIPP waste drum (68660) Cookoff modeling of a WIPP waste drum (68660) This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy...

  3. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_25_14

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    to nuclear facility specifications. Community Meetings Scheduled March 25 - WIPP update to City of Eunice at 5:30 p.m. on WIPP recovery activities and temporary storage of...

  4. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_11_14

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    during the recent radiation release incident. The data has been posted to the WIPP web site (http:www.wipp.energy.govSpecialVentilation%20System%20Sampling%20Results.pdf...

  5. WIPP Recertification - An Environmental Evaluation Group Perspective

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    Allen, L. E.; Silva, M. K.

    2003-02-25

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a repository for defense transuranic (TRU) waste, was built and is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) required initial certification of compliance of the WIPP by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition, a recertification decision is required by the LWA every five years, dated from the initial receipt of TRU waste. The first TRU waste shipment arrived at the WIPP on March 26, 1999, and therefore the first recertification application is due from DOE to EPA by March 25, 2004. The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) provides technical oversight of the WIPP project on behalf of the State of New Mexico. The EEG considers the first recertification as a precedent setting event. Therefore, the EEG began the identification of recertification issues immediately following the initial certification decision. These issues have evolved since that time, based on discussions with the DOE and EEG's understanding of DOE's ongoing research. Performance assessment is required by the EPA certification and its results are needed to determine whether the facility remains in compliance at the time of the recertification application. The DOE must submit periodic change reports to the EPA which summarize activities and conditions that differ from the compliance application. Also, the EPA may request additional information from the DOE that may pertain to continued compliance. These changes and new information must be considered for recertification performance assessment.

  6. Respiratory Protection Requirements Reduced in Parts of WIPP Underground

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    WIPP UPDATE: January 29, 2016 Respiratory Protection Requirements Reduced in Parts of WIPP Underground As a result of radiological risk mitigation efforts by WIPP Radiological Control teams, this week requirements for respiratory protection were lifted for a significant portion of the WIPP underground. The change in respiratory protection requirements applies to all areas south of S-2520 and represents a significant milestone in the contamination mitigation efforts. While the use of protective

  7. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Information System (Public Access)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Container data is available within 14 days after the containerÆs emplacement in the WIPP Repository.

  8. WIPP Completes State of the Art Emergency Operations Center

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    Participants use the new EOC during a recent emergency response drill. The new state-of-the-art EOC improves WIPP's emergency management capabilities. WIPP UPDATE: October 15, 2015 WIPP Completes State of the Art Emergency Operations Center The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) continues to make improvements to the facility's overall emergency response capabilities. Construction was recently completed on a 4,000 square foot, state of the art Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Skeen-Whitlock

  9. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 10_17_14

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    CBFO Manager Joe Franco, left, points to a location on a map of the WIPP underground as EM Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney looks on. WIPP UPDATE: October 17, 2014 Head of EM Visits Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for First Underground Tour Since February Incidents Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney visited WIPP on Thursday and became the first non-WIPP employee to tour the underground facility since a truck fire and unrelated radiological release temporarily

  10. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 11_12_15

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    Emergency Operations Center participate in a drill, simulating an emergency occurrence at the WIPP Facility. WIPP UPDATE: November 12, 2015 WIPP Conducts Limited Scope Performance Tests On November 3-4, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Emergency Operations Center staff conducted a series of Limited Scope Performance Tests (LSPT) designed to evaluate the readiness of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and the Emergency Operations Center. A series of four exercises were conducted

  11. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 9_17_15

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    September 17, 2015 WIPP Conducts Annual Full Scale Emergency Response Exercise On September 16, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) held its annual full-scale exercise to demonstrate and evaluate their overall capability to recognize, respond, contain and mitigate an emergency situation that might occur at WIPP. Exercise participants at the WIPP site were evaluated on their ability to follow and implement plans and procedures, as well as their overall response to the simulated events.

  12. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 9_30_14

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    September 30, 2014 U.S. Department of Energy releases WIPP recovery plan Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the WIPP Recovery Plan, which outlines the key activities, management approach and strategies that will be used to meet the current goal of resuming operations by the first quarter of calendar year 2016. The plan also includes the projected schedule and costs associated with resumption of waste emplacement at WIPP. The Department is committed to resuming WIPP operations as

  13. Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP)

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    Presentation | Department of Energy Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) Presentation Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) Presentation As a WIPP agency, reporting leveraged dollars is paramount to your entity's success. This webinar will review the WIPP definition and policy, discuss leveraging items you may not have thought possible to claim, and show you ways to calculate accrued leveraged dollars. PDF icon leveraging_resources_webinar.pdf

  14. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Visits WIPP | Department of Energy

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    Ernest Moniz Visits WIPP Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Visits WIPP August 28, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis Employees from CBFO, associated DOE contractors and laboratories, elected officials, WIPP stakeholders, and leaders from New Mexico communities attended a meeting at WIPP where the Secretary (at podium) addressed the group and answered questions. Seated from left: DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance David Klaus; Franco; U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich (N.M.); U.S.

  15. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Information System (Public Access)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Container data is available within 14 days after the containers emplacement in the WIPP Repository.

  16. New Technologies Improve WIPP Fleet Safety | Department of Energy

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    Technologies Improve WIPP Fleet Safety New Technologies Improve WIPP Fleet Safety September 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Randy Anderson, a CAST Specialty Transportation Inc. driver, demonstrates the new hand-held Zonar system used to perform truck and trailer inspections at a September WIPP transportation exhibit in Carlsbad. Randy Anderson, a CAST Specialty Transportation Inc. driver, demonstrates the new hand-held Zonar system used to perform truck and trailer inspections at a September WIPP

  17. Leveraging Resources for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP)

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    - Webinar Transcript | Department of Energy the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) - Webinar Transcript Leveraging Resources for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) - Webinar Transcript This document contains the transcript for the Leveraging Resources for the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) webinar held on February 12, 2013. PDF icon leveraging_resources_webinar_transcript.pdf More Documents & Publications Leveraging Resources for Weatherization

  18. The Direct Path To WIPP - 12471

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    Spoerner, M.T.; Burger, M.J.; Garcia, J. [Sandia National Laboratories (United States); Humphrey, B.J. [Weston Solutions, Inc. (United States); Rast, D. [National Nuclear Security Administration, Sandia Site Office (United States)

    2012-07-01

    Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM), designated as a small quantity site (SQS) by the National TRU Program (NTP), generated contact-handled (CH) and remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste primarily from the decontamination and clean-out of glove boxes at the Hot Cell Facility (HCF) at Technical Area (TA) V. All of the waste required repackaging, with the CH TRU waste being repackaged from late 2007 through 2011. Three shipments of CH were completed in October 2011, which de-inventoried SNL/NM's legacy TRU waste. In FY11, RH TRU waste was repackaged at the Auxiliary Hot Cell Facility (AHCF) located in TAV with the support of the Central Characterization Project (CCP). The waste was originally packaged in SNL/NM fabricated casks, cement or lead-lined 55-gallon drums, or 30-gallon drums. The AHCF is a small hot cell, with access only through a roof port which presented challenges for inserting and removing waste from the hot cell. The CCP provided visual examination operators (VEOs) to observe and document each waste item repackaged, removal of prohibited items, and radiological sampling. Dose-to-Curie measurements were calculated by CCP after a radiological report was prepared using scaling factors determined by the analysis of swipe samples. Finally, headspace gas samples were taken and sent to the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) for analysis. Despite the challenges, the RH waste is on track to be shipped to WIPP in early FY12. The processes used and procedures developed to conduct the repackaging operations, the issues identified and mitigated were challenging but the cooperation between SNL/NM and the Central Characterization Program (CCP) enabled SNL/NM to complete the repackaging and support the characterization and shipment. An inventory list, identification of the campaigns, discussion of the challenges and mitigations, and the final loading of the RH 72-B casks at TA-V for direct shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) will be discussed. Lessons learned from the RH campaigns are: - Some containers that were originally identified as HC-3 have been re-evaluated and became < HC-3 due to the conservative estimates made by the original generators - Operators at the AHCF were not accustomed to the detail required by the VE operators. However, they worked well together and the repackaging was completed ahead of schedule. - The AK was not always accurate as was demonstrated by the solid waste found in the drum during the first visit by EPA. That waste has since been determined to be low-level. - Two drums originally thought to be RH turned out to be CH and arrangement for RTR had to be made quickly. - Six of the original RH repacked drums became low level. - Lessons learned from the CH campaigns were helpful in avoiding many issues. The RH repackaging effort has been a success due to the expertise of the AHCF operators, supervisor, and manager, the conscientious attention to detail of the CCP VE operators, the experience of the CCP DTC and headspace gas sampling staff, and the guidance and support from CCP and CBFO. Sometimes schedules had to be adjusted, processes updated, and issues discussed, but the communication between CCP and SNL/NM was good. SNL/NM hopes to have the legacy RH TRU waste shipped off-site by early 2012. (authors)

  19. Microsoft Word - WIPP-023 WIPP FHA rev 5a 01-22-12

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    WIPP-023, REV. 5A FIRE HAZARD ANALYSIS FOR THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT Date Issued - January 2013 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC Managing the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad, NM Under Contract DE-EM001971 for the U.S. Department of Energy Fire Hazard Analysis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant WIPP-023, Rev. 5A iii Revision Log Revision Number Date Description of Changes Pages Affected DOE/WIPP 3217, Rev. 0

  20. EA-1340: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

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    0: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1340: Final Environmental Assessment Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site This EA evaluates the environmental impacts for the proposal to make maximum use of existing U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facilities to further the scientific missions assigned to the Department of Congress to the extent it can do so without impacting the primary mission of WIPP, the disposal of defense transuranic

  1. WIPP Documents - All documents by number

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    Note: Documents that do not have document numbers are not included in this listing. Large file size alert This symbol means the document may be a large file size. All documents by number Common document prefixes DOE/CAO DOE/TRU DOE/CBFO DOE/WIPP DOE/EA NM DOE/EIS Other DOE/CAO Back to top DOE/CAO 95-1095, Oct. 1995 Remote Handled Transuranic Waste Study This study was conducted to satisfy the requirements defined by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act and considered by DOE to be a prudent exercise in

  2. Microsoft Word - WIPP Transportation Exhibit.doc

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    immediate release New WIPP Transportation Exhibit Opens at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., November 2, 2011 - The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will debut an exhibit on November 5, 2011, that features the transportation system used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to ship transuranic (TRU) waste from generator sites nationwide to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M. The exhibit includes a cut-away of the

  3. Actinide (III) solubility in WIPP Brine: data summary and recommendations

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    Borkowski, Marian; Lucchini, Jean-Francois; Richmann, Michael K.; Reed, Donald T.

    2009-09-01

    The solubility of actinides in the +3 oxidation state is an important input into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) performance assessment (PA) models that calculate potential actinide release from the WIPP repository. In this context, the solubility of neodymium(III) was determined as a function of pH, carbonate concentration, and WIPP brine composition. Additionally, we conducted a literature review on the solubility of +3 actinides under WIPP-related conditions. Neodymium(III) was used as a redox-invariant analog for the +3 oxidation state of americium and plutonium, which is the oxidation state that accounts for over 90% of the potential release from the WIPP through the dissolved brine release (DBR) mechanism, based on current WIPP performance assessment assumptions. These solubility data extend past studies to brine compositions that are more WIPP-relevant and cover a broader range of experimental conditions than past studies.

  4. WIPP Update 4_22_14

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    2, 2 014 WIPP's w aste d isposal p anels As e ntries i nto W IPP's u nderground c ontinue, i t i s h elpful t o u nderstand t he l ayout o f t he u nderground facility. C urrently,...

  5. WIPP Update 3_29_14

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    Office (575) 234-7545 www.wipp.energy.gov 2 allow, t he t eam w ill e xpand t he c lean b ase o f o perations t o a llow t eam m embers t o progress a nd work t heir w ay t o...

  6. WIPP Update 3_30_14

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    M arch 3 0, 2 014 There i s n ot a W IPP R ecovery update t oday. P lease g o t o t he W IPP R ecovery w eb p age a t www.wipp.energy.gov f or i nformation o n r ecovery a...

  7. WIPP Environmental Initiatives Earn DOE Recognition

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., October 29, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized four initiatives at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and more than 20 people for improvements in energy, water and fleet efficiency while reducing pollution and waste across the DOE complex.

  8. Microsoft PowerPoint - WIPP Statement

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    EMHQ Approved Statement " The 3706 campaign is a high priority for the Department of Energy and Los Alamos. We are determined to complete the campaign on time and meet our obligations to the state of New Mexico. Toward that end, we are evaluating options to minimize any adverse impact of the WIPP event on LANL and other transuranic waste generator sites."

  9. WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit - 2008 Update

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    Kehrman, R.F.; Most, W.A.

    2008-07-01

    Important new changes to the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP) were implemented during 2007. The challenge was to implement these changes without impacting shipping schedules. Many of the changes required advanced preparation and coordination in order to transition to the new waste analysis paradigm, both at the generator sites and at the WIPP without interrupting the flow of waste to the disposal facility. Not only did aspects of waste characterization change, but also a new Permittees' confirmation program was created. Implementing the latter change required that new equipment and facilities be obtained, personnel hired, trained and qualified, and operating procedures written and approved without interruption to the contact-handled (CH) transuranic (TRU) waste shipping schedule. This was all accomplished successfully with no delayed or cancelled shipments. Looking forward to 2008 and beyond, proposed changes that will deal with waste in the DOE TRU waste complex is larger than the TRUPACT-IIs can handle. Size reduction of the waste would lead to unnecessary exposure risk and ultimately create more waste. The WIPP is working to have the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certify the TRUPACT-III. The TRUPACT-III will be able to accommodate larger sized TRU mixed waste. Along with this new NRC-certified shipping cask, a new disposal container, the Standard Large Box, must be proposed in a permit modification. Containers for disposal of TRU mixed waste at the WIPP must meet the DOT 7A standards and be filtered. Additionally, as the TRUPACT-III/Standard Large Box loads and unloads from the end of the shipping cask, the proposed modification will add horizontal waste handling techniques to WIPP's vertical CH TRU waste handling operations. Another major focus will be the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit reapplication. The WIPP received its HWFP in October of 1999 for a term of ten years. The regulations and the HWFP require that a new permit application be submitted 180-days before the expiration date of the HWFP. At that time, the WIPP will request only one significant change, the permitting of Panel 8 to receive TRU mixed waste. (author)

  10. WIPP Update 7_18_14

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    J uly 1 8, 2014 WIPP t o r educe t ransportation c ontract d rivers Visionary S olutions, a c arrier c ontracted t o t ransport w aste t o W IPP, w ill r educe i ts d river t eams a s a r esult o f t he February e vents t hat s uspended w aste d isposal o perations a t t he f acility. T he t emporary h alt i n s hipments t o WIPP h as s ignificantly r educed t he n eed f or t ransportation s ervices i n t he n ear---term. In a nticipation o f t he d ecline i n s hipments, t he C arlsbad F ield O

  11. Microsoft Word - WIPP Updates_Underground Recovery Process Begins

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    5DR0314 / 002NWPR0314 NWP Media Contacts: Donavan Mager Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (575) 234-7586 www.wipp.energy.gov For Immediate Release WIPP UPDATES: Underground Recovery Process Begins Initial Results Show no Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Underground Shafts CARLSBAD, N.M., March 9 - Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operations contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has initiated the first phase of an

  12. Enhanced Driver Requirements for WIPP Shipments - Fact Sheet

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    . a critical step toward solving the nation's nuclear waste disposal problem Enhanced Driver Requirements for WIPP Shipments Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Driver Hiring Qualifications and Requirements WIPP drivers must meet very stringent requirements. To be hired, drivers: * Shall meet or exceed licensing, training, and physical qualification for set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): "Qualifications of Drivers" 49 CFR 391; and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

  13. Laboratory increases shipments of waste to WIPP repository

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    Lab increases shipments to WIPP repository Laboratory increases shipments of waste to WIPP repository The campaign will eliminate LANL's existing backlog of approximately 1,500 drums of legacy transuranic waste awaiting shipment to WIPP. February 11, 2010 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics

  14. CBFO and WIPP Commemorate Veterans Day | Department of Energy

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    CBFO and WIPP Commemorate Veterans Day CBFO and WIPP Commemorate Veterans Day November 26, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis CBFO and WIPP Commemorate Veterans Day EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco, left, addresses employees during a Nov. 6 recognition event at EM's offices in Carlsbad held prior to Veterans Day. Jasmine Sahd, center, an ambassador of Carlsbad High School, sang the national anthem. New Mexico Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Martin Hernandez, right, and Sgt. Jake Farmer, not

  15. Microsoft Word - Energy Department Initiates Recertification Process for WIPP

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    Energy Department Initiates Recertification Process for WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., March 26, 2014 - 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. The recertification process is not related to recovery efforts from the recent events at WIPP,

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Monitoring Program Ensures Worker Safety1

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    Monitoring Program Ensures Worker Safety CARLSBAD, N.M., March 3, 2011 - Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) are citing the recent accreditation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Laboratory as a cause for reflection on the important role environmental monitoring has played during WIPP's 12-year history. In February, the WIPP Laboratory, which operates out of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMRC), was accredited

  17. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 2_12_15

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    Project Reach's 90-foot boom is positioned over the top of waste containers in Panel 7, Room 7, as a remotely operated video camera collects photographic evidence. WIPP UPDATE: February 12, 2015 AIB: No Additional Breached Containers Contributed to WIPP Radiological Release Initial analysis of the photographic data obtained by Project Reach indicates that no additional breached waste containers contributed to the February 14, 2014, radiological event at WIPP. According to Ted Wyka, chairman of

  18. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 07_30_15

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    WIPP UPDATE: July 31, 2015 WIPP Announces Schedule Changes for Resumption of Operations While the WIPP recovery program continues to make significant progress, the original target date of March 2016 for resuming waste emplacement operations is no longer viable due to a variety of unanticipated issues. Over the past several months a number of additional activities have been identified that need to be added to the project schedule, including safety related activities that are required to be

  19. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 10_28_14

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    October 28, 2014 WIPP continues to restore activities underground WIPP employees recently completed the 100 th entry into the WIPP underground facility since the February events that temporarily shut down access. Radiological control technicians continue to conduct "rollback" surveys and sampling necessary to re-establish additional areas of the mine as radiological buffer areas. Preventive maintenance activities are underway on various pieces of heavy equipment so they can be safely

  20. 2014 2-24 WIPP radiological monitoring results

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    For Immediate Release WIPP Reports New Environmental Monitoring Data CARLSBAD, N.M., February 24, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reported new environmental monitoring data from samples collected at numerous locations on and around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Results indicate slightly elevated levels of airborne radioactive concentrations, which are consistent with the waste disposed of at WIPP. The samples taken demonstrate these concentrations remain well below a

  1. EM Releases WIPP Recovery Fact Sheet | Department of Energy

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    Releases WIPP Recovery Fact Sheet EM Releases WIPP Recovery Fact Sheet February 12, 2016 - 7:00pm Addthis CARLSBAD, N.M. - February 2016 marks two years since the underground fire and radiological release events forced the temporary closure of EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Since that time, progress in the recovery of the underground has included mine stability and habitability, initial panel closure, radiological risk remediation, and the addition of an interim ventilation system.

  2. Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) |

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    Department of Energy Pilot Projects » Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP) Did you know that any non-federal source that contributes to WIPP objectives can be counted as leveraged dollars? Is it possible you are under-reporting leveraged resources? This 15-minute webinar explains how to capture and report non-federally funded leveraged resources such as volunteer training, tools and

  3. DOE Awards Contract for Management of WIPP

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    NEWS NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tom Welch, 202/586-4316 October 12, 2000 Greg Sahd (Carlsbad), 505/234-7532 Department of Energy Competitively Awards Contract for the Management of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson today announced that the Energy Department will award a $500 million, five-year contract for the management and operation of the department's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, to Westinghouse TRU Solutions LLC.

  4. MODIFICATIONS TO THE WIPP PANEL CLOSURE

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    9 Panel Closure ATTACHMENT 1 NMED COMMENTS ITEM 1 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE WIPP PANEL CLOSURE Page 2 of 29 Panel Closure 1-1: PMR Overview, Section 1, "Revision to the PCS Design" This section needs to explicitly explain which Attachment G1 Appendices are being deleted and which new appendices contain relevant information from old appendices. For example, Appendix B appears to include consolidated relevant information from the previous Appendices B through F; the new Appendix A replaces

  5. DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Phase II Investigation Report...

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    radiological event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. ... second from left, receives the New Mexico Patriotic Employer Award from the N.M. ...

  6. WIPP Mine Rescue Team Sweeps Southeast Missouri Competition

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    in a mine maintained by the University of Missouri at Rolla. Individually, WIPP's Joe Baca won the bench competition, with teammate Richard West placing third. The benchman...

  7. Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples by the...

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    the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) This document was used to...

  8. Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Underground and...

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    the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Underground and MgO Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) This...

  9. Microsoft Word - NR WIPP CONTRACT EXTENSION MAY 3 2010.docx

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    DOE Extends Management and Operations Contract at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad, NM. - The U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) today announced a...

  10. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_27_14

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    WIPP UPDATE: March 27, 2014 New Sampling Plan Establishes 10 Additional Locations A new environmental sampling plan has been developed that includes 10 additional sampling...

  11. WIPP RH-TRU Waste Study - Notice To Users

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    of the United States of America. Use of NTP WWW server is intended only for the retrieval of information available through NTP WWW documents. Only authorized WIPP...

  12. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery | Department of Energy

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    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a deep geologic repository for permanent disposal of a specific type of waste that is the byproduct of the nation's nuclear defense program. WIPP is the nation's only repository for the disposal of nuclear waste known as transuranic, or TRU, waste. Two incidents occurred in February 2014 that led to the current shutdown of the

  13. How Does the WIPP Shutdown Impact New Mexico, Idaho, and South...

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    Does the WIPP Shutdown Impact New Mexico, Idaho, and South Carolina How Does the WIPP Shutdown Impact New Mexico, Idaho, and South Carolina Topic: Southwest Research and ...

  14. 2014-02 "Institution of Measures to Help Ensure WIPP and LANL...

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    2 "Institution of Measures to Help Ensure WIPP and LANL Transuranic Disposal Operations Remain Continually Operational" 2014-02 "Institution of Measures to Help Ensure WIPP and...

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

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., August 2, 2013 - Long-time Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) employee Gary Kessler was inducted into the Metal/Non-Metal National Mine Rescue Hall of Fame on Aug. 1, 2013 at the biennial mine rescue competition in Reno, Nevada.

  16. Leveraging Resources for Weatherization Innovation Pilot Projects (WIPP)

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    As a WIPP agency, reporting leveraged dollars is paramount to your entitys success. This webinar will review the WIPP definition and policy, discuss leveraging items you may not have thought possible to claim, and show you ways to calculate accrued leveraged dollars.

  17. 10,000th Shipment Celebrated at WIPP

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., October 24, 2011 – Approximately 130 people gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) on October 22, to celebrate the 10,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste to WIPP, which arrived safely late last month.

  18. Technical Assessment Team Issues Final Report

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    , 2015 Technical Assessment Team Issues Final Report This week the Department of Energy's Technical Assessment Team (TAT) visited Carlsbad and met with federal and contractor staff at WIPP and the Mayor's Nuclear Task Force to provide a briefing and answer questions on their final report that was released on March 26 th . The TAT, which was established shortly after the February 14, 2014 radiological release that occurred in the WIPP underground, was led by the Savannah River National Laboratory

  19. EEG Response to NAS WIPP Committee

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    EEG RESPONSE TO NAS WIPP COMMITTEE QUESTIONS FOR MAY 19, 2003 MEETING The EEG has made three presentations and submitted two written statements to the cunent Committee on a number of aspects of the CH- TRU waste characterization issue (F;EG statements and comments are available on the EEG webpage at: http://www.eeg.org/EEGsite.nsf/Statements?OpenPage). A number of our statements, as well as our general philosophy, relate to the latest questions. Therefore7 most of our responses to the questions

  20. CBFO and WIPP Commemorations for Veterans

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    CBFO and WIPP Commemorations for Veterans Day 2014 CARLSBAD, N.M., November 6, 2014 -- Photo 1 Caption U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Manager Joe Franco (left) addressed employees during a November 6 recognition event held at the Skeen-Whitlock Building DOE in-town offices prior to Veterans Day 2014. As an ambassador of Carlsbad High School, Jasmine Sahd (center) sang the National Anthem at the ceremony. New Mexico Army National Guard SSgt. Martin Hernandez (right)

  1. http://www.wipp.ws/TeamWorks/truteamworks.htm

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    2/04 Shipments expected this week: RFETS (13), SRS (6) A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team February 12, 2004 The Big Story SEGA and MEGA exemplify science@wipp Topics Characterization News Transportation News Disposal News Safety News Working Smart Announcements Tools Acronym List Back to Main Page WIPP Home Page Links Feedback Contact us with feedback or submit your e-mail address for updates. Click here to e-mail. WIPP Shipments (as of 02/12/04 at 9:24 a.m.)

  2. http://www.wipp.ws/TeamWorks/truteamworks.htm

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    9/04 Shipments expected this week: SRS (6) A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team February 19, 2004 The Big Story WIPP public information meetings held Topics Characterization News Transportation News Disposal News Safety News Working Smart Announcements Tools Acronym List Back to Main Page WIPP Home Page Links Feedback Contact us with feedback or submit your e-mail address for updates. Click here to e-mail. WIPP Shipments (as of 02/19/04 at 6:55 a.m.) Shipments scheduled

  3. http://www.wipp.ws/TeamWorks/truteamworks.htm

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    25/04 | Shipments expected for the week 3/28/04 through 4/3/04: INEEL (2), RFETS (11), SRS (6) A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team March 25, 2004 The Big Story AMWTP sends first shipment to WIPP Topics Characterization News Transportation News Disposal News Safety News Working Smart Announcements Tools Acronym List Archives Back to Main Page WIPP Home Page Links Feedback Contact us with feedback or submit your e-mail address for updates. Click here to e-mail. WIPP

  4. EXO project equipment successfully placed underground at WIPP

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    DOE Carlsbad Field Office (505) 234-7327 Dennis.hurtt@wipp.ws http://www.wipp.energy.gov U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 DOENews For Immediate Release EXO project equipment successfully placed underground at WIPP Carlsbad, NM July 24, 2007 - The first two clean room modules for the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) project have been successfully placed in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation

  5. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 11_6_14

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    November 6, 2014 WIPP reports air-monitoring results following fan restart Laboratory results from air samplers located on and around the WIPP facility following the restart of the 860A fan on October 21 (see October 23 WIPP Update) showed minimal levels of radioactive contamination detected at two of the on-site air sampling locations. The levels were well below that which would impact worker health or the environment. The 860A fan, which is part of the underground ventilation and filtration

  6. WIPP Monitoring Program Ensures Worker Safety | Department of Energy

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    Monitoring Program Ensures Worker Safety WIPP Monitoring Program Ensures Worker Safety March 3, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) are citing the recent accreditation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Laboratory as a cause for reflection on the important role environmental monitoring has played during WIPP's 12-year history. In

  7. Milestone Shipment Arrives at WIPP | Department of Energy

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    Milestone Shipment Arrives at WIPP Milestone Shipment Arrives at WIPP September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis WIPP’s 700th defense-related RH-TRU waste shipment was transported in an RH-72B shipping package. The shipment from the Idaho site arrived Sept. 12. WIPP's 700th defense-related RH-TRU waste shipment was transported in an RH-72B shipping package. The shipment from the Idaho site arrived Sept. 12. CARLSBAD, N.M. - On Sept. 12, 2013, the 700th shipment of remote-handled (RH) transuranic

  8. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Opens WIPP Exhibit |

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    Department of Energy Museum of Nuclear Science & History Opens WIPP Exhibit National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Opens WIPP Exhibit November 22, 2011 - 3:17pm Addthis To celebrate the WIPP's 10,000th shipment of defense-related TRU waste, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History added a new exhibit, which includes one the receptacles, pictured above, used by the Energy Department to ship transuranic (TRU) waste from sites located across the country to the Waste

  9. WIPP | U.S. Department of Energy | Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    WIPP Community Relations Plan Web Page Click Here Current Contracts Carlsbad Field Office The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office has responsibility for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the NationalTransuranic (TRU) Program. The office's mission is to provide safe, compliant, and efficient characterization, transportation, and disposal of defense-related TRU waste. Its vision is to enable a nuclear future for our country by providing safe and environmentally responsible waste

  10. Microsoft Word - FINAL WIPP REPORT-5-6-2015

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    Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) H. M. Ajo F. Fondeur L. W. Brown C. M Gregory ... 4 mL HNO 3 2 mL HCl2mL HF 300313729 69120-H-MA 0.5148 50 Hot Mixed Acid-6 hr. heating at ...

  11. Microsoft PowerPoint - WIPP Recovery Workshop_Final

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    thresholds were established for the Interim PMB and used to grade risks. Risk handling strategies were developed for risks and the post handling impact data used to derive a...

  12. Radionuclide transport in sandstones with WIPP brine

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    Weed, H.C.; Bazan, F.; Fontanilla, J.; Garrison, J.; Rego, J.; Winslow, A.M.

    1981-02-01

    Retardation factors (R) have been measured for the transport of /sup 3/H, /sup 95m/Tc, and /sup 85/Sr in WIPP brine using St. Peter, Berea, Kayenta, and San Felipe sandstone cores. If tritium is assumed to have R=1, /sup 95m/Tc has R=1.0 to 1.3 and therefore is essentially not retarded. Strontium-85 has R = 1.0 to 1.3 on St. Peter, Berea, and Kayenta, but R=3 on San Felipe. This is attributed to sorption on the matrix material of San Felipe, which has 45 volume % matrix compared with 1 to 10 volume % for the others. Retardation factors (R/sub s/) for /sup 85/Sr calculated from static sorption measurements are unity for all the sandstones. Therefore, the static and transport results for /sup 85/Sr disagree in the case of San Felipe, but agree for St. Peter, Berea, and Kayenta.

  13. WIPP Update 5_13_14

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    3, 2 014 Venting o f a ll w aste c ontainers i s r equired b efore d isposal a t W IPP WIPP i s r equired to v ent t he t ransuranic w aste c ontainers d estined f or d isposal a t the f acility to p revent buildup o f h ydrogen o r v olatile o rganic c ompound g as i n t he c ontainer. The c ontainers are c onstantly vented f rom t he t ime t hey a re f illed w ith w aste. To v ent t he c ontainers, a s pecialized f ilter t hat t raps r adioactive p articles w hile a llowing g ases t o d iffuse

  14. WIPP Update 5_21_14

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    2 1, 2 014 WIPP R eviewing N MED A dministrative O rder Yesterday, t he N ew M exico E nvironment D epartment issued an A dministrative O rder r equiring t he Waste I solation P ilot P lant t o d evelop a n itrate s alt b earing w aste c ontainer i solation plan f or t he expedited c losure o f Panel 6 a nd Room 7 o f Panel 7 . T he D epartment i s c ommitted t o p rotecting t he health a nd s afety o f o ur w orkers a t W IPP, t he p ublic a nd t he e nvironment a s w e w ork t o u nderstand t

  15. WIPP Transportation Services Contract Award Announced by U.S...

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    www.wipp.energy.gov Bill Taylor Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (513) 246-0539 U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...

  16. WIPP Safety Is Paramount Top to Bottom, Literally

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – As part of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) preventive maintenance program, four of six head ropes that suspend the waste conveyance were safely replaced recently.

  17. WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia...

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    For immediate release WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs CARLSBAD, N.M., December 21, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation...

  18. 100th WIPP Quarterly Meeting continues tradition of consultation...

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    75) 234-7327 www.wipp.energy.gov U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 DOENews For immediate release...

  19. NNMCAB Correspondence 2013-04 (Letter WIPP) | Department of Energy

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    2013-04 - Letter WIPP - November 11, 2013 More Documents & Publications 2013-04 "LANL Clean-up" NNMCAB Board Minutes: May 2013 Santa Fe NNMCAB Committee Minutes: July 2013 Pojoaque...

  20. WIPP radiological assistance team dispatched to Los Alamos as...

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    of the Los Alamos fire. The team's findings will be reported to the on-scene Central Command Post. DOE maintains RAP teams in eight different regions nationally. The WIPP RAP...

  1. TRI State Motor Transit to Resume Shipping Waste to WIPP

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    Tri-State Motor Transit to Resume Shipping Transuranic Waste to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., January 19, 2001 - Tri-State Motor Transit will resume shipping waste to the Waste Isolation...

  2. Second Panel of Disposal Rooms Completed in WIPP Underground

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    or both," Gilbert said. In accordance with WIPP's design, Panel 2 is identical in layout to Panel 1. Mining of Panel 1 was a 3-year project completed in 1988. After an 11-year...

  3. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 5_14_15

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    14, 2015 Initial closure of Panel 6 complete with work in Panel 7, Room 7 in process Workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) completed the initial closure of Panel 6,...

  4. WIPP Driver Makes History, Again | Department of Energy

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    August 31, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - A brand-new shipping package arrived at the Department of Energy's Waste ...

  5. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_13_14a

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    on Friday morning, March 14. The report is available on the U.S. Department of Energy web site. WIPP Laboratories Completes Soil and Water...

  6. WIPP Performance Assessment: Current Status and the Road Ahead | Department

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of Energy Performance Assessment: Current Status and the Road Ahead WIPP Performance Assessment: Current Status and the Road Ahead Presentation from the 2015 Annual Performance and Risk Assessment (P&RA) Community of Practice (CoP) Technical Exchange Meeting held in Richland, Washington on December 15-16, 2015. PDF icon WIPP Performance Assessment: Current Status and the Road Ahead More Documents & Publications Performance Assessment Updates for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

  7. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Source Term Attribution Analysis |

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    Department of Energy (WIPP) Source Term Attribution Analysis Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Source Term Attribution Analysis This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Additional documents referenced and listed in the Phase 2 Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on February 14, 2014, report in

  8. Summary of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hypotheses | Department of

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    Energy Summary of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hypotheses Summary of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hypotheses This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Additional documents referenced and listed in the Phase 2 Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on February 14, 2014, report in Attachment F.

  9. WIPP - Passive Institutional Controls (PICs) Technical and Conceptual Basis

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    Technical Basis Materials Analysis - evaluation of permanent marker conceptual design elements Monument Survey - examination of regional stone and ancient petroglyphs Ancient Cementitious Materials - literature review of sustainable manmade structures Conceptual design, plans, and description - as submitted to U.S. EPA as part of the application to open WIPP 10,000 years of Solitude - independent analysis - 1990 Expert Judgment on Inadvertent Intrusion into WIPP - 1991 Expert Judgment on Markers

  10. Anniversary of Fire, Radiological Events Marks Major Progress at WIPP

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    February 12, 2016 Anniversary of Fire, Radiological Events Marks Major Progress at WIPP February 2016 marks two years since the underground fire and radiological release events forced the temporary closure of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Since that time much progress has been made in the recovery of the underground including mine stability and habitability, initial panel closure, radiological risk remediation and the addition of

  11. WIPP Mobile Loading Unit Contract - 8-27-12

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    DOE Awards Contract for WIPP Mobile Loading Unit Services Cincinnati, Ohio, August 27, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business contract to Celeritex, LLC, (a Joint Venture between Project Services Group, LLC and DeNuke Contracting Services Inc.) of Suwanee, Georgia. The contract is to provide Mobile Loading Unit services in support of the National TRU Program and the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New

  12. Microsoft Word - NR WIPP CONTRACT EXTENSION MAY 3 2010.docx

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    DOE Extends Management and Operations Contract at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad, NM. - The U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) today announced a two-year extension of the Washington TRU Solutions LLC management and operations (M&O) contract. As the WIPP M&O contractor, Washington TRU Solutions is responsible for managing the National Transuranic (TRU) Waste Program, which includes retrieval, characterization, transportation, and disposal activities at

  13. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_10_14 rev.1

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    March 10, 2014 WIPP UPDATE: Planning Continues for Manned Entry PERSONNEL ENTRY OF THE MINE After this weekend's successful probe entry into the Salt Handling and Air Intake Shafts at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, plans to send personnel into the mine to learn the cause of the recent radiation release are being developed and reviewed. WIPP personnel will perform Mine Safety and Health Administration-required inspections of both the Salt Handling and Air Intake Shafts this week. If all of the

  14. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_14_14

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    4, 2014 March 13 Carlsbad Town Hall Meeting Summary Approximately 40 community members attended a Town Hall meeting March 13 co-hosted by Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway and DOE. DOE Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco provided an update on WIPP recovery efforts, detailing next steps for a safe personnel re-entry into the underground. Ted Wyka, Chair of the Accident Investigation Board, who investigated the Feb. 5 salt haul truck fire underground at WIPP, presented a summary of the Board's

  15. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_22_14

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    2, 2014 WIPP Employees Train for First Entry Underground since Release Thirty-five WIPP employees are preparing for the first entry in the underground mine since the February 14 radiological release closed the mine and forced suspension of transuranic waste disposal operations. Team members are challenged with the working conditions of a mining environment compounded by radiological conditions, while fully suited in anti-contamination gear and oxygen supplied breathing units. Extensive training

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 9-10-15

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    10, 2015 WIPP Supplemental Ventilation System The Underground Ventilation System at WIPP is undergoing a significant change that will provide additional airflow in the underground. The large fan that is part of the Supplemental Ventilation System (SVS) was recently downloaded to the underground and has been successfully installed. The fan and shroud were connected to a new bulkhead and the associated electrical modifications are proceeding. The fan is expected to be connected to the underground

  17. Information Lag in Certification and Recertification of WIPP

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    Casey, S. C.; Patterson, R. L.; Shoemaker, P. E.

    2003-02-25

    The DOE established a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recertification Project to ensure the timely completion of the documentation to meet the requirement of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) (1) to demonstrate continued compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disposal regulations at five-year intervals. This paper describes the reason for the self-imposed ''blackout'' period and provides an outline of the compliance process.

  18. WIPP Marks 12 Years of Operations | Department of Energy

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    U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M - On Saturday, March 26, 2011, the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant marked another anniversary. It has now been 12 years since WIPP received its first shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste. TRU waste consists of clothing, tools, rags, debris, residues and other disposal items contaminated with radioactive elements - mostly plutonium. "WIPP employees and members of the community cheered when the first shipment of TRU

  19. WIPP Receives Top Safety Award | Department of Energy

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    received top accolades from New Mexico's leading mining organizations. The New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety (BMS) recently recognized URS Washington TRU Solutions (WTS), LLC, the WIPP management and operating contractor, for receiving the New Mexico Mining Association (NMMA) and New Mexico BMS Safe Operator of the Year Award. "I'm pleased to congratulate Washington TRU Solutions and the WIPP workforce for receiving the state's top mine safety award for 23 of the past 25 years," said Ed

  20. WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Presentation |

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    Department of Energy This presentation contains information on WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions. PDF icon WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions More Documents & Publications Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Transcript Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques & Technologies: Air Sealing, A Guide for Contractors to Share with Homeowners Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 12. Energy

  1. Test Plan: WIPP bin-scale CH TRU waste tests

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    Molecke, M.A.

    1990-08-01

    This WIPP Bin-Scale CH TRU Waste Test program described herein will provide relevant composition and kinetic rate data on gas generation and consumption resulting from TRU waste degradation, as impacted by synergistic interactions due to multiple degradation modes, waste form preparation, long-term repository environmental effects, engineered barrier materials, and, possibly, engineered modifications to be developed. Similar data on waste-brine leachate compositions and potentially hazardous volatile organic compounds released by the wastes will also be provided. The quantitative data output from these tests and associated technical expertise are required by the WIPP Performance Assessment (PA) program studies, and for the scientific benefit of the overall WIPP project. This Test Plan describes the necessary scientific and technical aspects, justifications, and rational for successfully initiating and conducting the WIPP Bin-Scale CH TRU Waste Test program. This Test Plan is the controlling scientific design definition and overall requirements document for this WIPP in situ test, as defined by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), scientific advisor to the US Department of Energy, WIPP Project Office (DOE/WPO). 55 refs., 16 figs., 19 tabs.

  2. Plutonium chemistry under conditions relevant for WIPP performance assessment. Review of experimental results and recommendations for future work

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    Oversby, Virginia M.

    2000-09-30

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located at a depth of 650 m in bedded salt at a site approximately 40 km east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, was constructed by the US Department of Energy for the disposal of transuranic wastes arising from defense-related activities. The disposal site is regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During the process leading to certification of the site for initial emplacement of waste, EEG and their contractors reviewed the DOE Compliance Certification Application (CCA) and raised a number of issues. This report reviews the issues related to the chemistry of plutonium as it will affect the potential for release of radioactivity under WIPP conditions. Emphasis is placed on conditions appropriate for the Human Intrusion scenario(s), since human intrusion has the largest potential for releasing radioactivity to the environment under WIPP conditions. The most significant issues that need to be addressed in relation to plutonium chemistry under WIPP conditions are (1) the effects of heterogeneity in the repository on Pu concentrations in brines introduced under the human intrusion scenario, (2) the redox state of Pu in solution and potential for plutonium in solid phases to have a different redox state from that in the solution phase, (3) the effect of organic ligands on the solubility of Pu in WIPP-relevant brines, and (4) the effects of TRU waste characteristics in determining the solubility of Pu. These issues are reviewed with respect to the treatment they received in the DOE CCA, DOEs response to EEGs comments on the CCA, and EPAs response to those comments as reflected in the final EPA rule that led to the opening of the WIPP. Experimental results obtained in DOEs Actinide Source-Term Test Program (STTP) during the last two years are reviewed and interpreted in the light of other developments in the field of Pu solution chemistry. This analysis is used as the basis for a conceptual model for Pu behavior under WIPP conditions. This report identifies three issues that can be addressed as part of the five-year re-certification cycles mandated by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (U.S. Congress, 1996, *8.(f)(1)) and implemented in the EPA Final Rule (U.S. EPA, 1998a). First, the impact of organic ligands on the complexation of a system with multiple cations could be delineated by some simple experiments with Th (IV), citrate,EDTA, Ca2+ and one or more transition metals. An experiment with Pu (IV) could be designed to determine the lability of Pu oxidation states in the presence of organic ligands. Second, the issue of using analogs for Pu could be addressed with appropriate experiments using U and Pu at redox conditions in the range anticipated at the WIPP. Attention to the published experimental results of U and Pu could make a considerable contribution to this effort. Third, the issue of uncertainty in calculated actinide solubility can be resolved with experimental data for Pu (IV) compounds of appropriate compositions. The report also recommends starting by constructing a data base for U and Pu using the published, peer-reviewed OECD/NEA U and Pu data bases.

  3. January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste | Department of

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007 The Department's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, receives (pdf) its first shipment of remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste. The waste, which consisted of three 30-gallon drums of radioactive debris waste and originated at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory, was

  4. DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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    Judy McLemore is recognized for helping advance DOE’s management and operational excellence at WIPP.

  5. Microsoft Word - 2014 2 26 WIPP Employees Notified of Preliminary Sample Results

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    4DR0214 / 001NWPR0214 NWP Media Contacts: Donavan Mager Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (575) 234-7586 www.wipp.energy.gov For Immediate Release WIPP Employees Notified of Preliminary Sample Results CARLSBAD, N.M., February 26, 2014 - Today, the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, (NWP) the WIPP contractor, notified 13 employees of positive preliminary bioassay results. The results are based on samples taken as a precautionary measure from

  6. Chemical and Radiochemical Analyses of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Samples R-15 C-5 SWB and R-16 C-4 Lip | Department of Energy Chemical and Radiochemical Analyses of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples R-15 C-5 SWB and R-16 C-4 Lip Chemical and Radiochemical Analyses of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples R-15 C-5 SWB and R-16 C-4 Lip This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The

  7. Appendix DATA Attachment B: WIPP Waste Containers and Emplacement

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    Attachment B: WIPP Waste Containers and Emplacement United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Appendix DATA-2014 Attachment B: WIPP Waste Containers and Emplacement Table of Contents DATA-B-1.0 Authorized Waste Emplacement Containers DATA-B-1.1 Container Descriptions DATA-B-1.2 Dunnage Containers DATA-B-1.3 Payload Descriptions DATA-B-1.4 Emplacement Configurations DATA-B-2.0 References List of Figures Figure DATA-B- 1. 55-gal Drum

  8. Sampling Report for May-June, 2014 WIPP Samples

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    1 L L N L - X X X X - X X X X X Sampling Report for May- June, 2014 WIPP Samples UNCLASSIFIED Forensic Science Center January 8, 2015 Sampling Report for May-June, 2014 WIPP Samples Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory UNCLASSIFIED ii Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, nor any of their employees makes any warranty, expressed or

  9. http://www.wipp.ws/TeamWorks/truteamworks.htm

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    26/04 Shipments expected for the week of 02/22/04 through 2/28/04: Hanford (2), RFETS (11), SRS (6) A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team February 26, 2004 The Big Story WIPP impacts international Waste Management Symposium Topics Characterization News Transportation News Disposal News Safety News Working Smart Announcements Tools Acronym List Archives Back to Main Page WIPP Home Page Links Feedback Contact us with feedback or submit your e-mail address for updates.

  10. http://www.wipp.ws/TeamWorks/truteamworks.htm

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    5/04 | Shipments expected for the week of 03/14/04 through 3/20/04: INEEL (4), Hanford (2), RFETS (11), SR A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team March 15, 2004 Topics Characterization News Transportation News Disposal News Safety News Working Smart Announcements Tools Acronym List Archives Back to Main Page WIPP Home Page Links Feedback Contact us with feedback or submit your e-mail address for updates. Click here to e-mail. WIPP Shipments (as of 03/15/04 at 8:59 a.m.)

  11. http://www.wipp.ws/TeamWorks/truteamworks.htm

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    8/04 | Shipments expected for the week 3/21/04 through 3/27/04: Hanford (2), INEEL (3), RFETS (11), SRS A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team March 18, 2004 The Big Story WIPP personnel overcome evacuation order Topics Characterization News Transportation News Disposal News Safety News Working Smart Announcements Tools Acronym List Archives Back to Main Page WIPP Home Page Links Feedback Contact us with feedback or submit your e-mail address for updates. Click here to

  12. Sampling Report for August 15, 2014 WIPP Samples

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    LLNL-TR-667000 L L N L - X X X X - X X X X X Sampling Report for August 15, 2014 WIPP Samples UNCLASSIFIED Forensic Science Center December 19, 2014 Sampling Report for August 15 2014 WIPP Samples Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory UNCLASSIFIED ii Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, nor any of their employees makes any warranty,

  13. Drum Involved in Idaho Incident Not Shippable to WIPP

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    Contacts: Dennis Hurtt U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (505) 234-7327 Susan Scott Washington TRU Solutions LLC (505) 234-7204 (800) 493-9768 http://www.wipp.carlsbad.nm.us U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 DOENews For Immediate Release Drum Involved in Idaho Incident Not Shippable to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., August 14, 2003, 4:05 p.m. (MDT) - As communicated by the U.S. Department of Energy, and

  14. CBFO and WIPP Volunteerism Helps Little Ones This Winter

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    CBFO and WIPP Volunteerism Helps Little Ones This Winter CARLSBAD, N.M., November 25, 2014 -- November's winter chill started early in New Mexico; however, children in the Carlsbad area should be able to keep warm while outdoors thanks in part to the actions of the Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team of employees. "This is the third year we've held the 'Karing for Kids Koat Drive,' which is on-going from October through the end of

  15. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_16_14

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    6, 2014 The public has asked a number of questions at recent Town Hall meetings. In an effort to share this information, we have provided some of the questions and corresponding answers. More will follow. 3-13-14 Carlsbad Town Hall meeting co-hosted by Mayor Dale Janway and DOE Q. Is the PowerPoint presentation on the Fire Accident Investigation that was used at the Town Hall meeting available? A. It is posted on the WIPP Recovery web site at www.wipp.energy.gov Q. When will the accident

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_19_14

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    19, 2014 First Step to Replace WIPP HEPA Filters An aerosol test is planned to verify that the WIPP high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are still operating at their peak performance. The HEPA filters worked as designed on February 14, trapping more than 99.9% of the radioactive particles exhausted from the underground. A minute amount of radioactive contamination was released during the event, due to a design in the ventilation system that allowed a small amount of air to bypass the

  17. Microsoft Word - WIPP Water Line _2_ _2_ _2_

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    Announces the Transfer of the WIPP Water Line to the City of Carlsbad CARLSBAD, N.M., June 18, 2009-The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that the Carlsbad Field Office will transfer the DOE-owned Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) water line to the city of Carlsbad. The move will provide the city with an additional water supply while saving the Department of Energy thousands of dollars. DOE first installed the water line in 1984 to support the ongoing operations of the Department's

  18. WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety | Department of

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    Energy WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis 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. 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. Media Contact Deb

  19. WIPP Hazardous Waste Permit - Approved Modifications

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    for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern - August 2007 Final Class 1 WTS Mgr Change 9-05-07 Class 1 Permit Notifications final 9-12-07 Class 2 Monitoring Filled...

  20. WIPP Receives Green Zia Award for Environmental Excellence

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., August 16, 2012– The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility known as the nation’s only deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste, was recently honored for its pollution prevention efforts for the second year in a row.

  1. WIPP Instructors to Provide Specialized Training For Indiana...

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    will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (EST) at the Wayne Township Fire Department. -More- Media Contact Jessica L. Hogue (505) 234-7227 1-800-493-9768 http:www.wipp.carlsbad.nm.u...

  2. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE LEADS TO EARLY DETECTION AT WIPP SITE

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    Carlsbard, NM - The effectiveness of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) preventive maintenance program paid huge dividends late last month when an issue with a steel rope on the project’s waste conveyance was identified during a routine inspection.

  3. WIPP Uses Recovery Act Funding to Reduce Nuclear Waste Footprint

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    CARLSBAD, N.M., August 1, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energys (DOEs) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) reduced the nuclear waste footprint by using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to expedite the clean up of five transuranic (TRU) waste storage sites and to make important infrastructure improvements at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

  4. WIPP waste characterization program sampling and analysis guidance manual

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    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Waste Characterization Program Sampling and Analysis Guidance Manual (Guidance Manual) provides a unified source of information on the sampling and analytical techniques that enable Department of Energy (DOE) facilities to comply with the requirements established in the current revision of the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) for the WIPP Experimental-Waste Characterization Program (the Program). This Guidance Manual includes all of the sampling and testing methodologies accepted by the WIPP Project Office (DOE/WPO) for use in implementing the Program requirements specified in the QAPP. This includes methods for characterizing representative samples of transuranic (TRU) wastes at DOE generator sites with respect to the gas generation controlling variables defined in the WIPP bin-scale and alcove test plans, as well as waste container headspace gas sampling and analytical procedures to support waste characterization requirements under the WIPP test program and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The procedures in this Guidance Manual are comprehensive and detailed and are designed to provide the necessary guidance for the preparation of site specific procedures. The use of these procedures is intended to provide the necessary sensitivity, specificity, precision, and comparability of analyses and test results. The solutions to achieving specific program objectives will depend upon facility constraints, compliance with DOE Orders and DOE facilities' operating contractor requirements, and the knowledge and experience of the TRU waste handlers and analysts. With some analytical methods, such as gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, the Guidance Manual procedures may be used directly. With other methods, such as nondestructive/destructive characterization, the Guidance Manual provides guidance rather than a step-by-step procedure.

  5. EEG operational radiation surveillance of the WIPP Project during 2001

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    Gray, Donald H.; Ballard, Sally C.; Channell, James K.

    2002-12-31

    The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) has measured the levels of 241Am, 238Pu, 239/240Pu, 137Cs, and 90Sr in samples of air and water collected at and in the vicinity of the U. S. Department of Energys (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during 2001. The WIPP received the first shipment of waste in March 1999 and became operational at that time. The EEG has compared these levels to those measured in the preoperational phase, prior to receipt of waste, as well as to the results of other monitoring organizations and to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dose standards established for the WIPP at 40 CFR 191, Subpart A, and, by an agreement between the DOE and the EPA, at 40 CFR 61, Subpart H. Based on these analyses and applying a t test for significant differences for normally-distributed data (Taylor 1987), or analysis of variance (ANOVA) for non-normal data, the EEG concludes that: 1. Three measurements of radionuclides in the environment around WIPP during 2001 were different from the preoperational baseline levels. Only two of these 241Am in both the Loving and WIPP3 low volume air sampler (LVAS) samples, first quarter and second quarter, respectively exceeded the minimum detectable activity (MDA). These measurements were carefully investigated, but no clearly assignable cause was discovered. No measurements of 241Am in effluent air from the WIPP underground exceeded the action level, and converting the highest LVAS measured concentration to radiation dose yielded a committed dose of much less than 1% of the limit allowable under the EPA standard. 2. Comparison of the EEGs 2001 results with those of other monitoring organizations revealed two sets of measurements which did not agree. One set 241Am in surface water was found to be in agreement with the corresponding EEG baseline. The other 90Sr in groundwater was probably a result of 226

  6. Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP): Technical Assistance Summary

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    Hollander, A.

    2014-09-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIPO) launched the Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program (WIPP) to accelerate innovations in whole-house weatherization and advance DOE's goal of increasing the energy efficiency and health and safety of low-income residences without the utilization of additional taxpayer funding. Sixteen WIPP grantees were awarded a total of $30 million in Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds in September 2010. These projects focused on: including nontraditional partners in weatherization service delivery; leveraging significant non-federal funding; and improving the effectiveness of low-income weatherization through the use of new materials, technologies, behavior-change models, and processes.

  7. SELECTION OF SURPLUS PLUTONIUM MATERIALS FOR DISPOSITION TO WIPP

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    Allender, J.; Mcclard, J.; Christopher, J.

    2012-06-08

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing a Surplus Plutonium Disposition (SPD) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Included in the evaluation are up to 6 metric tons (MT) of plutonium in the form of impure oxides and metals for which a disposition plan has not been decided, among options that include preparation as feed for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility; disposing to high-level waste through the Savannah River Site (SRS) HB Line and H Canyon; can-in-canister disposal using the SRS Defense Waste Processing Facility; and preparation for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). DOE and SRS have identified at least 0.5 MT of plutonium that, because of high levels of chemical and isotopic impurities, is impractical for disposition by methods other than the WIPP pathway. Characteristics of these items and the disposition strategy are discussed.

  8. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 12.9.14.doc

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    December 9 , 2 014 WIPP e mployees e ncounter o dor w hile m onitoring w aste c ontainers Late l ast w eek, f our w aste h andling t echnicians a t t he W aste I solation P ilot P lant ( WIPP) w ere p erforming s urface temperature m easurements o n t ransuranic w aste c ontainers i n t he W aste H andling B ay w hen t hey e ncountered an a bnormal o dor. T he o dor w as d escribed a s a " cleaning s olution---like" o dor, s imilar t o o dors t hat h ave b een detected i n t he p ast w

  9. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O C-1 SECTION C PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT

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    DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O C-1 SECTION C PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT 1. CONTRACT PURPOSE The major purpose of this contract is to operate and maintain the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and to implement the DOE's National Transuranic Waste program (NTP). The overall mission of the WIPP and the National Transuranic Waste Program is to protect human health and the environment by safe management, retrieval, characterization, transportation, and disposal of approved wastes. 2. BACKGROUND 2.1

  10. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O C-1 SECTION C PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT

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    C-1 SECTION C PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT 1. CONTRACT PURPOSE The major purpose of this contract is to operate and maintain the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and to implement the DOE's National Transuranic Waste program (NTP). The overall mission of the WIPP and the National Transuranic Waste Program is to protect human health and the environment by safe management, retrieval, characterization, transportation, and disposal of approved wastes. 2. BACKGROUND 2.1 Background: The WIPP is located

  11. DOE/WIPP-10-2225 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental

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    WIPP-10-2225 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2009 Errata U.S. Department of Energy September 2010 2 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2009 DOE/WIPP-10-2225 3 2009 Annual Site Environmental Report To our readers: This Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Annual Site Environmental Report for 2009 presents summary environmental data to (1) characterize site environmental management performance, (2) summarize environmental occurrences and

  12. DOE/WIPP-11-2225 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental

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    11-2225 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2010 U.S. Department of Energy September 2011 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2010 DOE/WIPP-11-2225 2 This page intentionally left blank Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2010 DOE/WIPP-11-2225 3 2010 Annual Site Environmental Report To our readers: This Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Annual Site Environmental Report for 2010 presents summary environmental

  13. Resuming Operations at WIPP and the National TRU Program | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Energy WIPP and the National TRU Program Resuming Operations at WIPP and the National TRU Program Presentation from the 2015 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Phil Breidenbach, Project Manager, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC. PDF icon Resuming Operations at WIPP and the National TRU Program More Documents & Publications Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC - March 2015 Operating Experience Summary - 2015-01 - November 20, 2015 Before the House

  14. Don Haward joins WIPP as manager of radiological control and emergency preparedness

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    Don Harward Joins WIPP as Manager of Radiological Control and Emergency Preparedness CARLSBAD, N.M., May 12, 2000 - The Westinghouse Waste Isolation Division (WID) has named Don Harward as manager of Radiological Control and Emergency Preparedness at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Westinghouse is the management and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Area Office at WIPP. "Don comes to the division with many years of experience in radiation safety and

  15. Microsoft PowerPoint - WIPP Town Hall Meeting 9-3-15

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    September 3, 2015 www.energy.gov/EM 2 Agenda * Opening comments - Jay Jenkins * Meeting moderator - Tim Runyon * Update on WIPP activities - Dana Bryson * Radiation presentation - Walter MacMillan * Audience questions * In house * Internet * Closing comments - Dana Bryson www.energy.gov/EM 3 Update on CBFO and WIPP Activities Dana Bryson, Acting CBFO Manager www.energy.gov/EM 4 Interim Ventilation System * Repaired fan/filter units have been received at the WIPP site * Units will be installed on

  16. WIPP Team Chosen as Overall Champion at National Mine Rescue Competition |

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    Department of Energy CBFO Manager Joe Franco (sixth from left) with the WIPP Red Team and competition officials at the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Competition. CBFO Manager Joe Franco (sixth from left) with the WIPP Red Team and competition officials at the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Competition. CARLSBAD, N.M. - EM's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Mine Rescue Red Team was selected as overall champion from among 41 teams that participated in the

  17. Identification of issues relevant to the first recertification of WIPP

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    Allen, Lawrence E.; Silva, Matthew K.; Channell, James K.

    2002-09-30

    One goal of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act was to assure the safe disposal of the nations defense transuranic waste into a deep repository in southeast New Mexico. The governing legislation required the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to provide to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analyses of the anticipated performance of the repository. Disposal operations could not begin until the EPA determined that the project demonstrated compliance with EPA Standards (40 CFR 191) and EPA Criteria (40 CFR 194) for such disposal. The Land Withdrawal Act inherently recognized that the EPA Certification would have to rely on best available knowledge at the time when the application was submitted. The Act also recognized that after the initial certification of WIPP and start of disposal operations, operating experience and ongoing research would result in new technical and scientific information. Thus, the legislation requires recertification of the WIPP every five years, following the first receipt of waste. This report updates issues that the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) considers important as the Department of Energy (DOE) works towards the first recertification. These issues encompass a variety of technical areas including actinide solubility, fluid injection scenarios, solution mining, Culebra flow and transport, spallings modeling, and non-random waste emplacement. Given the 24,000-year half life of 239Pu, understanding the characteristics of plutonium in the WIPP environment is obviously important to the validity of long-term performance assessment of the repository. Some uncertainty remains in the understanding of the persistence of higher oxidation states because of reliance on modeling (with its associated assumptions) and limited experimental results. The EEG recommends additional experimental work towards parameters for a proposed conceptual kinetic model of plutonium solubility. In addition, the EEG recommends an intrusion scenario during performance assessment which would account for a heterogeneous, non-inundated repository which may include persisting higher oxidation states of plutonium.

  18. WIPP Hosts Fire Protection and Emergency Response Workshop

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    August 6, 2015 WIPP Hosts Fire Protection and Emergency Response Workshop Fire protection experts from the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), and Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) met this week in Carlsbad to identify and discuss applicable fire safety and emergency response requirements that must be addressed in order to resolve

  19. WIPP contractor receives VPP Legacy of Stars Award 2013

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    Management and Operating Contractor Recognized for Continuous Safety Performance CARLSBAD, N.M., September 20, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (NWP), the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) management and operating (M&O) contractor, with the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Legacy of Stars Award in latter August 2013. "Safety is central to everything we do, and achieving this elite designation validates our work and the safety-focused

  20. Microsoft Word - WIPP Marks A Decade of Safe Disposal

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    Marks a Decade of Safe Disposal CARLSBAD, N.M., March 25, 2009 - The nation's first and only deep geologic repository for the disposal of defense-related transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste has safely operated for more than 10 years. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) began disposal operations March 26, 1999 and today serves as an international model for radioactive waste management. "What this project has accomplished is remarkable," said DOE

  1. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_18_14

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    8, 2014 New Air Sampling Data Shows Small Release, But No Health Impacts New air sampling data from emission monitoring at WIPP indicated a very small additional radiation release occurred March 11, but with no expected health impacts to workers, the public or the environment. Samples collected at the same monitoring station, both prior to and for 72 hours after this release, have indicated background levels. Data received recently show a single air sample from the ventilation exhaust recorded

  2. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 4_9_15

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    9, 2015 Initial Closure of Panel 6 Underway WIPP personnel have completed the installation of the metal bulkhead at the entrance of Panel 6. This is the first step in meeting a New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) administrative compliance order to provide initial closure of Panel 6, which holds some of the containers from the waste stream linked to the February 14 radiological release in Panel 7, Room 7. Interim closure further isolates the waste and provides additional protection for

  3. Microsoft Word - WIPP_Fact_sheet 3.24.15

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    Incident at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant by Technical Assessment Team March 2015 Overall Findings On February 14, 2014, an incident in Panel 7 Room 7 (P7R7) of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground repository resulted in the release of radioactive material into the environment and contaminated 21 people with low-level radioactivity. The Technical Assessment Team concluded that one drum, Drum 68660, was the source of radioactive contamination released during the February 14, 2014,

  4. DOE Announces Plans for WIPP | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Announces Plans for WIPP | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Library Bios Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Photo Gallery Jobs Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working

  5. WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Library Bios Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Photo Gallery Jobs Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs

  6. WIPP Doubles Solid Waste Reduction Rate in Fiscal Year 2013 | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Doubles Solid Waste Reduction Rate in Fiscal Year 2013 WIPP Doubles Solid Waste Reduction Rate in Fiscal Year 2013 December 5, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis WIPP environmental and operations personnel gather next to pallets that will be provided to the local community as part of WIPP’s wood waste diversion program. WIPP environmental and operations personnel gather next to pallets that will be provided to the local community as part of WIPP's wood waste diversion program. CARLSBAD, N.M.

  7. SEE HOW WE RUN...At WIPP, We Really Mean Business

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    SEE HOW WE RUN At WIPP, We Really Mean Business CARLSBAD, N.M., December 10, 2001 - Early this year, Dr. Inés Triay, manager of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office, challenged Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) employees to operate the nation's first nuclear waste repository like a business. So, what do we mean when we say we run WIPP "like a business?" Is it the organizational charts? Production schedules? It's more about the innovators who are WIPP employees.

  8. State of New Mexico Issues Permit For Remote-Handled Waste at WIPP |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Department of Energy New Mexico Issues Permit For Remote-Handled Waste at WIPP State of New Mexico Issues Permit For Remote-Handled Waste at WIPP October 16, 2006 - 1:35pm Addthis Enables DOE to Permanently Move Waste to the WIPP Repository for Safe Disposal CARLSBAD, NM - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued a revised hazardous waste facility permit for DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The

  9. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O C-1 SECTION C PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT

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    mission of the WIPP and the National Transuranic Waste Program is to protect human health and the environment by safe management, retrieval, characterization,...

  10. DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-26 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS...

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    AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT G: SUMMARY OF CONTRACT DELIVERABLES DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-27 SUMMARY OF CONTRACT DELIVERABLES Deliverable Reference...

  11. DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-23 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS...

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    OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT F: GUIDANCE FOR PREPARATION OF DIVERSITY PLAN DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-24 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER...

  12. WIPP Compliance Certification Application calculations parameters. Part 2: Parameter documentation

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    Howarth, S.M.

    1997-11-14

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeast New Mexico has been studied as a transuranic waste repository for the past 23 years. During this time, an extensive site characterization, design, construction, and experimental program was completed, which provided in depth understanding of the dominant processes that are most likely to influence the containment of radionuclides for 10,000 years. Nearly 1,500 parameters were developed using information gathered from this program and were input to numerical models for WIPP Compliance Certification Application (CCA) Performance Assessment (PA) calculations. The CCA probability models require input parameters that are defined by a statistical distribution. Developing parameters begins with the assignment of an appropriate distribution type, which is dependent on the type, magnitude, and volume of data or information available. Parameter development may require interpretation or statistical analysis of raw data, combining raw data with literature values, scaling laboratory or field data to fit code grid mesh sizes, or other transformations. Documentation of parameter development is designed to answer two questions: What source information was used to develop this parameter? and Why was this particular data set/information used? Therefore, complete documentation requires integrating information from code sponsors, parameter task leaders, performance assessment analysts, and experimental principal investigators. This paper, Part 2 of 2 parts, contains a discussion of the WIPP CCA PA Parameter Tracking System, document traceability and retrievability, and lessons learned from related audits and reviews.

  13. JIC (FINAL)

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    WIPP JOINT INFORMATION CENTER Waste Isolation Pilot Plant U.S. Department Of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy and the Carlsbad Field Office have established procedures to ensure the safety of the public health and the environment in the event of an emergency at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility. If an actual emergency did occur involving the WIPP facility or a shipment en route to WIPP, the Joint Information Center (JIC) may be activated. Located in Carlsbad, N.M. at the

  14. In-Situ Testing and Performance Assessment of a Redesigned WIPP Panel Closure - 13192

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    Klein, Thomas; Patterson, Russell; Camphouse, Chris; Herrick, Courtney; Kirchner, Thomas; Malama, Bwalya; Zeitler, Todd; Kicker, Dwayne

    2013-07-01

    There are two primary regulatory requirements for Panel Closures at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the nation's only deep geologic repository for defense related Transuranic (TRU) and Mixed TRU waste. The Federal requirement is through 40 CFR 191 and 194, promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state requirement is regulated through the authority of the Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) under the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act (HWA), New Mexico Statutes Annotated (NMSA) 1978, chap. 74-4-1 through 74-4-14, in accordance with the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (HWMR), 20.4.1 New Mexico Annotated Code (NMAC). The state regulations are implemented for the operational period of waste emplacement plus 30 years whereas the federal requirements are implemented from the operational period through 10,000 years. The 10,000 year federal requirement is related to the adequate representation of the panel closures in determining long-term performance of the repository. In Condition 1 of the Final Certification Rulemaking for 40 CFR Part 194, the EPA required a specific design for the panel closure system. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) has requested, through the Planned Change Request (PCR) process, that the EPA modify Condition 1 via its rulemaking process. The DOE has also requested, through the Permit Modification Request (PMR) process, that the NMED modify the approved panel closure system specified in Permit Attachment G1. The WIPP facility is carved out of a bedded salt formation 655 meters below the surface of southeast New Mexico. Condition 1 of the Final Certification Rulemaking specifies that the waste panels be closed using Option D which is a combination of a Salado mass concrete (SMC) monolith and an isolation/explosion block wall. The Option D design was also accepted as the panel closure of choice by the NMED. After twelve years of waste handling operations and a greater understanding of the waste and the behavior of the underground salt formation, the DOE has established a revised panel closure design. This revised design meets both the short-term NMED Permit requirements for the operational period, and also the Federal requirements for long-term repository performance. This new design is simpler, easier to construct and has less of an adverse impact on waste disposal operations than the originally approved Option D design. The Panel Closure Redesign is based on: (1) the results of in-situ constructability testing performed to determine run-of-mine salt reconsolidation parameters and how the characteristics of the bedded salt formation affect these parameters and, (2) the results of air flow analysis of the new design to determine that the limit for the migration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) will be met at the compliance point. Waste panel closures comprise a repository feature that has been represented in WIPP performance assessment (PA) since the original Compliance Certification Application of 1996. Panel closures are included in WIPP PA models principally because they are a part of the disposal system, not because they play a substantive role in inhibiting the release of radionuclides to the outside environment. The 1998 rulemaking that certified WIPP to receive transuranic waste placed conditions on the panel closure design to be implemented in the repository. The revised panel closure design, termed the Run-of-Mine (ROM) Panel Closure System (ROMPCS), is comprised of 30.48 meters of ROM salt with barriers at each end. The ROM salt is generated from ongoing mining operations at the WIPP and may be compacted and/or moistened as it is emplaced in a panel entry. The barriers consist of bulkheads, similar to those currently used in the panels as room closures. A WIPP performance assessment has been completed that incorporates the ROMPCS design into the representation of the repository, and compares repository performance to that achieved with the approved Option D design. Several key physical process

  15. EIS-0026-S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement | Department

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    of Energy S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0026-S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, New Mexico PDF icon EIS-0026-S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Executive Summary PDF icon EIS-0026-S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1 PDF icon EIS-0026-S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 2 PDF icon

  16. Resource conservation and recovery act draft hazardous waste facility permit: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Attachments: Volume 4 of 4

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    1993-08-01

    Volume IV contains the following attachments for Module IV: VOC monitoring plan for bin-room tests (Appendix D12); bin emission control and VOC monitoring system drawings; bin scale test room ventilation drawings; WIPP supplementary roof support system, underground storage area, room 1, panel 1, DOE/WIPP 91-057; and WIPP supplementary roof support system, room 1, panel 1, geotechnical field data analysis bi-annual report, DOE/WIPP 92-024.

  17. How Does the WIPP Shutdown Impact New Mexico, Idaho, and South Carolina

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    Southwest Research and Information Center presented on the Impact of the WIPP shutdown on the states of New Mexico, Idaho, and South Carolina, the presenter was Don Hancock. Information provided covered: budget numbers, waste storage numbers, safety, and what needs to be done to reopen WIPP.

  18. Environmental management assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, New Mexico

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    1993-07-01

    This document contains the results of the Environmental Management Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This Assessment was conducted by EH-24 from July 19 through July 30, 1993 to advise the Secretary of Energy of the adequacy of management systems established at WIPP to ensure the protection of the environment and compliance with Federal, state, and DOE environmental requirements. The mission of WIPP is to demonstrate the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) waste. During this assessment, activities and records were reviewed and interviews were conducted with personnel from the management and operating contractors. This assessment revealed that WIPP`s environmental safety and health programs are satisfactory, and that all levels of the Waste Isolation Division (WID) management and staff consistently exhibit a high level of commitment to achieve environmental excellence.

  19. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 6_27_14.doc

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    "#$$!%$&'()*!+,-.!/01!/234! Plans ongoing to evaluate all drums in Panel 7, Room 7 As the investigation into the cause of the February 14 radiological release continues, WIPP teams are working to create a system to examine all containers in Panel 7, Room 7. To date, visual inspection of the room's 24 rows of waste containers has been limited to rows 15 to 24. Workers are evaluating several different systems that would allow recovery teams to obtain video imaging, thermography, and

  20. The February 2014 Accidents at WIPP - What Happened and What We Know About Why

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    March 19, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 1 The February 2014 Accidents at WIPP - 15024 (What Happened and What We Know About Why) Roger Nelson, Russel Patterson, Abe VanLuik U.S. Department of Energy, PO Box 3090, Carlsbad, NM 88220 (roger.nelson@wipp.ws) ABSTRACT With almost 15 years of successful and safe operations, the WIPP facility was suddenly shutdown in February 2014 due to two unrelated accidents underground. A fire burned the front tires and engine of a salt haul truck, creating

  1. Microsoft Word - Los Alamos National Laboratory ships remote-handled transuranic waste to WIPP

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    Los Alamos National Laboratory Ships Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., June 3, 2009 - Cleanup of the nation's defense-related transuranic (TRU) waste has reached an important milestone. Today, the first shipment of remote-handled (RH) TRU waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico arrived safely at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the southeast corner of the state. "Shipping this waste to WIPP is important

  2. Mechanical Modeling of a WIPP Drum Under Pressure

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    Smith, Jeffrey A.

    2014-11-25

    Mechanical modeling was undertaken to support the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) technical assessment team (TAT) investigating the February 14th 2014 event where there was a radiological release at the WIPP. The initial goal of the modeling was to examine if a mechanical model could inform the team about the event. The intention was to have a model that could test scenarios with respect to the rate of pressurization. It was expected that the deformation and failure (inability of the drum to contain any pressure) would vary according to the pressurization rate. As the work progressed there was also interest in using the mechanical analysis of the drum to investigate what would happen if a drum pressurized when it was located under a standard waste package. Specifically, would the deformation be detectable from camera views within the room. A finite element model of a WIPP 55-gallon drum was developed that used all hex elements. Analyses were conducted using the explicit transient dynamics module of Sierra/SM to explore potential pressurization scenarios of the drum. Theses analysis show similar deformation patterns to documented pressurization tests of drums in the literature. The calculated failure pressures from previous tests documented in the literature vary from as little as 16 psi to 320 psi. In addition, previous testing documented in the literature shows drums bulging but not failing at pressures ranging from 69 to 138 psi. The analyses performed for this study found the drums failing at pressures ranging from 35 psi to 75 psi. When the drums are pressurized quickly (in 0.01 seconds) there is significant deformation to the lid. At lower pressurization rates the deformation of the lid is considerably less, yet the lids will still open from the pressure. The analyses demonstrate the influence of pressurization rate on deformation and opening pressure of the drums. Analyses conducted with a substantial mass on top of the closed drum demonstrate that the drums will still open provided the pressure is high enough. Investigation teams should look for displaced drum lids when searching for drums that have pressurized and failed. The mechanical modeling study for this program is summarized in the following memo. Following a brief introduction, there is a summary of a brief literature review of previous pressure testing of drums, an explanation of the model, presentation of the key results, some discussion, and concluding with a summary and key points.

  3. WIPP Facility Work Plan for Solid Waste Management Units

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC

    2001-02-25

    This 2001 Facility Work Plan (FWP) has been prepared as required by Module VII, Section VII.M.1 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit); (NMED, 1999a), and incorporates comments from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) received on December 6, 2000 (NMED, 2000a). This February 2001 FWP describes the programmatic facility-wide approach to future investigations at Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) and Areas of Concern (AOCs) specified in the Permit. The permittees are evaluating data from previous investigations of the SWMUs and AOCs against the newest guidance proposed by the NMED. Based on these data, the permittees expect that no further sampling will be required and that a request for No Further Action (NFA) at the SWMUs and AOCs will be submitted to the NMED. This FWP addresses the current Permit requirements. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may be used for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used to replace the standard RFI Work Plan and Report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a Facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the Facilitys Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA process can be entered either before or after an RFI Work Plan. According to the NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare an RFI Work Plan or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). Based on this guidance, a SAP constitutes an acceptable alternative to the RFI Work Plan specified in the Permit.

  4. EA-1340: Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site, Carlsbad, New Mexico

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    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts for the proposal to make maximum use of existing U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facilities to further the scientific...

  5. Step-By-Step Guide for Waste Handling at WIPP - Fact Sheet

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    is an overview of those steps. A waste shipment arrives at the WIPP by tractor-trailer. Each tractor-trailer is capable of carrying up to three Transuranic Packaging...

  6. Carlsbad Field Office Recognized by New Mexico and DOE for Environmental Excellence at WIPP

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – The Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) was selected for top recognition for environmental stewardship and for reducing energy, water and paper usage at the DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

  7. Report for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) UG Sample #3, R15C5...

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    of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Samples: Integrated Summary Report Chemical and Radiochemical Analyses of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples R-15 C-5 SWB and R-16 C-4 Lip...

  8. DOE Hosts German Energy Official, Signs MOU to Share WIPP Information

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – A high-ranking energy official from Germany formalized a partnership between her country and the United States during a recent visit to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

  9. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-8 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS...

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    8 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT C: DRAFT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-9 Draft...

  10. Cook-off Experiments with Surrogate Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Drum

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    Contents | Department of Energy Cook-off Experiments with Surrogate Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Drum Contents Cook-off Experiments with Surrogate Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Drum Contents This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The Technical Assessment Team (TAT) has undertaken a deliberative investigation process

  11. Public invited to comment on additional proposed modications to WIPP hazardous waste permit

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    Public Invited to Comment on Additional Proposed Modifications To WIPP Hazardous Waste Permit CARLSBAD, N.M., April 26, 2000 - The public is invited to comment on additional proposed modifications to the hazardous waste facility permit for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Earlier this month, DOE and the Westinghouse Waste Isolation Division requested -- through three Class 2 permit modification submittals -- that the New Mexico Environment Department

  12. DOE and westinghouse to hold public meetings on proposed modificatons to WIPP hazadous waste permit

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    and Westinghouse to Hold Public Meetings On Proposed Modifications to WIPP Hazardous Waste Permit CARLSBAD, N.M., April 7, 2000 - The public is invited to comment on proposed modifications to the hazardous waste facility permit for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). On April 5, DOE and the Westinghouse Waste Isolation Division submitted three proposed permit modifications to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The modifications do not concern

  13. ISSUED DOE/WIPP-15-8866 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual

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    15-8866 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2014 - EMENDED U.S. Department of Energy September 2015 ISSUED This page intentionally left blank 2 ISSUED Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2014 DOE/WIPP-15-8866 2014 Annual Site Environmental Report To our readers: This Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Annual Site Environmental Report for 2014 presents summary environmental data to (1) characterize site environmental management

  14. Radiological Source Term Estimates for the February 14, 2014 WIPP Release

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    Event | Department of Energy Radiological Source Term Estimates for the February 14, 2014 WIPP Release Event Radiological Source Term Estimates for the February 14, 2014 WIPP Release Event This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The Technical Assessment Team (TAT) has undertaken a deliberative investigation process to understand

  15. Microsoft Word - INL Waste Stream Cleared for Shipment to WIPP.doc

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    Idaho National Laboratory Waste Stream Cleared For Shipment to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., December 12, 2006 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has authorized the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to restart shipments from the waste stream that was suspended from transport to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) on November 26, 2006. DOE initiated the suspension after liquid in excess of allowable limits was identified in a single waste drum during confirmation activities at INL. Corrective actions

  16. WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs |

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    Department of Energy has received the first of eight planned defense-related remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) waste shipments from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque. The shipment arrived December 16 for permanent disposal in WIPP's underground repository. DOE National TRU Program Director J.R. Stroble said the shipment is significant to WIPP. "Our goal is to reduce the nation's nuclear waste footprint and we routinely receive shipments from around the country,"

  17. Status Report on the Microbial Characterization of Halite and Groundwater Samples from the WIPP

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    Swanson, Juliet S.; Reed, Donald T.; Ams, David A.; Norden, Diana; Simmons, Karen A.

    2012-07-10

    This report summarizes the progress made in the ongoing task of characterizing the microbial community structures within the WIPP repository and in surrounding groundwaters. Through cultivation and DNA-based identification, the potential activity of these organisms is being inferred, thus leading to a better understanding of their impact on WIPP performance. Members of the three biological domains - Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya (in this case, Fungi) - that are associated with WIPP halite have been identified. Thus far, their activity has been limited to aerobic respiration; anaerobic incubations are underway. WIPP halite constitutes the near-field microbial environment. We expect that microbial activity in this setting will proceed from aerobic respiration, through nitrate reduction to focus on sulfate reduction. This is also the current WIPP performance assessment (PA) position. Sulfate reduction can occur at extremely high ionic strengths, and sulfate is available in WIPP brines and in the anhydrite interbeds. The role of methanogenesis in the WIPP remains unclear, due to both energetic constraints imposed by a high-salt environment and substrate selectivity, and it is no longer considered in PA. Archaea identified in WIPP halite thus far fall exclusively within the family Halobacteriaceae. These include Halobacterium noricense, cultivated from both low- and high-salt media, and a Halorubrum-like species. The former has also been detected in other salt mines worldwide; the latter likely constitutes a new species. Little is known of its function, but it was prevalent in experiments investigating the biodegradation of organic complexing agents in WIPP brines. Bacterial signatures associated with WIPP halite include members of the phylum Proteobacteria - Halomonas, Pelomonas, Limnobacter, and Chromohalobacter - but only the latter has been isolated. Also detected and cultivated were Salinicoccus and Nesterenkonia spp. Fungi were also isolated from halite. Although these were most likely introduced into the WIPP as contaminants from above-ground, their survival and potential role in the WIPP (e.g., cellulose degradation) is under investigation. WIPP groundwaters comprise the far-field microbial environment. Bacteria cultivated and identified from the overlying Culebra and nearby borehole groundwater are capable of aerobic respiration, denitrification, fermentation, metal reduction, and sulfate reduction and are distributed across many different phyla. Two of the Bacteria found in groundwater were also found in WIPP halite (Chromohalobacter sp. and Virgibacillus sp.). Archaea identified in groundwater include Halococcus saccharolyticus, Haloferax sp., and Natrinema sp. The differences in the microbial communities detected thus far in halite and groundwater suggest that there will be significant differences in the associated metabolic potential of the near- and far-field environments. Whereas the near-field is dominated by Archaea with more limited metabolic capabilities, the far-field is dominated by Bacteria with extremely broad capabilities. Because the majority of the repository's lifetime will be anoxic, ongoing and future work focuses on the presence and role of anaerobic organisms in WIPP. Further tasks on biosorption, cellulose degradation, and bioreduction are being performed using organisms obtained from this characterization work.

  18. ISSUED DOE/WIPP-09-3427 Waste Data System User's Manual U.S. Department of Energy

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    ISSUED DOE/WIPP-09-3427 Waste Data System User's Manual U.S. Department of Energy Revision 11 July 2015 This document supersedes DOE/WIPP-09-3427, Rev.10. 1 ISSUED DOE/WIPP-09-3427 Waste Data System User's Manual Revision 11 CBFO Approval: Signature on File 07/21/15 J. R. Stroble, Director Date TRU Waste Sites and Transportation Division 2 ISSUED Waste Data System User's Manual DOE/WIPP-09-3427, Rev. 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS CHANGE HISTORY SUMMARY

  19. Final environmental impact statement. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    1980-10-01

    This volume contains the appendices for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Alternative geologic environs are considered. Salt, crystalline rock, argillaceous rock, and tuff are discussed. Studies on alternate geologic regions for the siting of WIPP are reviewed. President Carter's message to Congress on the management of radioactive wastes and the findings and recommendations of the interagency review group on nuclear waste management are included. Selection criteria for the WIPP site including geologic, hydrologic, tectonic, physicochemical compatability, and socio-economic factors are presented. A description of the waste types and the waste processing procedures are given. Methods used to calculate radiation doses from radionuclide releases during operation are presented. A complete description of the Los Medanos site, including archaeological and historic aspects is included. Environmental monitoring programs and long-term safety analysis program are described. (DMC)

  20. WIPP Facility Work Plan for Solid Waste Management Units

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC

    2002-02-14

    This 2002 Facility Work Plan (FWP) has been prepared as required by Module VII, Permit Condition VII.U.3 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit) (New Mexico Environment Department [NMED], 1999a), and incorporates comments from the NMED received on December 6, 2000 (NMED, 2000a). This February 2002 FWP describes the programmatic facility-wide approach to future investigations at Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. The Permittees are evaluating data from previous investigations of the SWMUs and AOCs against the most recent guidance proposed by the NMED. Based on these data, and completion of the August 2001 sampling requested by the NMED, the Permittees expect that no further sampling will be required and that a request for No Further Action (NFA) at the SWMUs and AOCs will be submitted to the NMED. This FWP addresses the current Permit requirements. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may be used for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used to replace the standard RFI Work Plan and Report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA processcan be entered either before or after an RFI Work Plan. According to the NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare an RFI Work Plan or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). Based on this guidance, a SAP constitutes an acceptable alternative to the RFI Work Plan specified in the Permit. The NMED accepted that the Permittees are using the ACAA in a letter dated April 20, 2000.

  1. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Part B Permit Application [of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 2, Revision 1.0

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    1990-12-31

    This report, Part B ( Vol. 2) of the permit application for the WIPP facility, contains information related to the WIPP site on hydrology, geology, maps, and rock salt properties.

  2. Assessment of the potential for karst in the Rustler Formation at the WIPP site.

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    Lorenz, John Clay

    2006-01-01

    This report is an independent assessment of the potential for karst dissolution in evaporitic strata of the Rustler Formation at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site. Review of the available data suggests that the Rustler strata thicken and thin across the area in depositional patterns related to lateral variations in sedimentary accommodation space and normal facies changes. Most of the evidence that has been offered for the presence of karst in the subsurface has been used out of context, and the different pieces are not mutually supporting. Outside of Nash Draw, definitive evidence for the development of karst in the Rustler Formation near the WIPP site is limited to the horizon of the Magenta Member in drillhole WIPP-33. Most of the other evidence cited by the proponents of karst is more easily interpreted as primary sedimentary structures and the localized dissolution of evaporitic strata adjacent to the Magenta and Culebra water-bearing units. Some of the cited evidence is invalid, an inherited baggage from studies made prior to the widespread knowledge of modern evaporite depositional environments and prior to the existence of definitive exposures of the Rustler Formation in the WIPP shafts. Some of the evidence is spurious, has been taken out of context, or is misquoted. Lateral lithologic variations from halite to mudstone within the Rustler Formation under the WIPP site have been taken as evidence for the dissolution of halite such as that seen in Nash Draw, but are more rationally explained as sedimentary facies changes. Extrapolation of the known karst features in Nash Draw eastward to the WIPP site, where conditions are and have been significantly different for half a million years, is unwarranted. The volumes of insoluble material that would remain after dissolution of halite would be significantly less than the observed bed thicknesses, thus dissolution is an unlikely explanation for the lateral variations from halite to mudstone and siltstone. Several surficial depressions at WIPP, suggested to be sinkholes, do not have enough catchment area to form a sinkhole, and holes drilled to investigate the subsurface strata do not support a sinkhole interpretation. Surface drainage across the WIPP site is poorly developed because it has been disrupted by migrating sand dunes and because precipitation is not focused by defined catchment areas in this region of low precipitation and low-dip bedding, not because it has been captured by sinkholes. There are no known points of discharge from the Rustler Formation at WIPP that would indicate the presence of a subsurface karst drainage system. The existing drillholes across the WIPP site, though small in diameter, are sufficient to assess the probability of karst development along the horizontal fractures that are common in the Rustler Formation, and the area of investigation has been augmented significantly by the mapping of four large-diameter shafts excavated into the WIPP repository. The general absence of dissolution, karsting, and related conduits is corroborated by the pumping tests which have interrogated large volumes of the Rustler Formation between drillholes. Diffusion calculations suggest that separate isotopic signatures for the water found in the fractures and the water found in the pores of the matrix rock between fractures are unlikely, thus the isotopic evidence for ancient Rustler formation waters is valid. Geophysical techniques show a number of anomalies, but the anomalies do not overlap to portray consistent and mutually supporting patterns that can be definitively related to karst void space at any given location. The coincidence of the Culebra and Magenta potentiometric heads between Nash Draw and the WIPP site is the inevitable intersection of two non-parallel surfaces rather than an indication of karst-related hydraulic communication between the two units. The proponents of karst in the Rustler Formation at the WIPP site tend to mix data, to take data out of context, and to offer theory as fact. They do not analyze the data or synthesize

  3. Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) Underground and MGO Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)

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    Young, J.; Ajo, H.; Brown, L.; Coleman, C.; Crump, S.; Diprete, C.; Diprete, D.; Ekechukwu, A.; Gregory, C.; Jones, M.; Missimer, D.; O'Rourke, P.; White, T.

    2014-12-31

    Analysis of the recent WIPP samples are summarized in this report; WIPP Cam Filters 4, 6, 9 (3, 7, 11 were analyzed with FAS-118 in a separate campaign); WIPP Drum Lip R16 C4; WIPP Standard Waste Box R15 C5; WIPP MgO R16 C2; WIPP MgO R16 C4; WIPP MgO R16 C6; LANL swipes of parent drum; LANL parent drum debris; LANL parent drum; IAEA Swipe; Unused undeployed Swheat; Unused undeployed MgO; and Masselin cloth smears. Analysis showed that the MgO samples were very pure with low carbonate and water content. Other samples showed the expected dominant presence of Mg, Na and Pb. Parent drum debris sample was mildly acidic. Interpretation of results is not provided in this document, but rather to present and preserve the analytical work that was performed. The WIPP Technical Analysis Team is responsible for result interpretation which will be written separately.

  4. WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP): THE NATIONS' SOLUTION TO NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL ISSUES

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    Lopez, Tammy Ann

    2014-07-17

    In the southeastern portion of my home state of New Mexico lies the Chihuahauan desert, where a transuranic (TRU), underground disposal site known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) occupies 16 square miles. Full operation status began in March 1999, the year I graduated from Los Alamos High School, in Los Alamos, NM, the birthplace of the atomic bomb and one of the nations main TRU waste generator sites. During the time of its development and until recently, I did not have a full grasp on the role Los Alamos was playing in regards to WIPP. WIPP is used to store and dispose of TRU waste that has been generated since the 1940s because of nuclear weapons research and testing operations that have occurred in Los Alamos, NM and at other sites throughout the United States (U.S.). TRU waste consists of items that are contaminated with artificial, man-made radioactive elements that have atomic numbers greater than uranium, or are trans-uranic, on the periodic table of elements and it has longevity characteristics that may be hazardous to human health and the environment. Therefore, WIPP has underground rooms that have been carved out of 2,000 square foot thick salt formations approximately 2,150 feet underground so that the TRU waste can be isolated and disposed of. WIPP has operated safely and successfully until this year, when two unrelated events occurred in February 2014. With these events, the safety precautions and measures that have been operating at WIPP for the last 15 years are being revised and improved to ensure that other such events do not occur again.

  5. Cookoff Modeling of a WIPP waste drum (68660)

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    Hobbs, Michael L.

    2014-11-24

    A waste drum located 2150 feet underground may have been the root cause of a radiation leak on February 14, 2014. Information provided to the WIPP Technical Assessment Team (TAT) was used to describe the approximate content of the drum, which included an organic cat litter (Swheat Scoop®, or Swheat) composed of 100% wheat products. The drum also contained various nitrate salts, oxalic acid, and a nitric acid solution that was neutralized with triethanolamine (TEA). CTH-TIGER was used with the approximate drum contents to specify the products for an exothermic reaction for the drum. If an inorganic adsorbent such as zeolite had been used in lieu of the kitty litter, the overall reaction would have been endothermic. Dilution with a zeolite adsorbent might be a useful method to remediate drums containing organic kitty litter. SIERRA THERMAL was used to calculate the pressurization and ignition of the drum. A baseline simulation of drum 68660 was performed by assuming a background heat source of 0.5-10 W of unknown origin. The 0.5 W source could be representative of heat generated by radioactive decay. The drum ignited after about 70 days. Gas generation at ignition was predicted to be 300-500 psig with a sealed drum (no vent). At ignition, the wall temperature increases modestly by about 1°C, demonstrating that heating would not be apparent prior to ignition. The ignition location was predicted to be about 0.43 meters above the bottom center portion of the drum. At ignition only 3-5 kg (out of 71.6 kg total) has been converted into gas, indicating that most of the material remained available for post-ignition reaction.

  6. Compaction behavior of surrogate degraded emplaced WIPP waste.

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    Broome, Scott Thomas; Bronowski, David R.; Kuthakun, Souvanny James; Pfeifle, Thomas W.; Herrick, Courtney Grant

    2014-03-01

    The present study results are focused on laboratory testing of surrogate waste materials. The surrogate wastes correspond to a conservative estimate of degraded Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) containers and TRU waste materials at the end of the 10,000 year regulatory period. Testing consists of hydrostatic, triaxial, and uniaxial strain tests performed on surrogate waste recipes that were previously developed by Hansen et al. (1997). These recipes can be divided into materials that simulate 50% and 100% degraded waste by weight. The percent degradation indicates the anticipated amount of iron corrosion, as well as the decomposition of cellulosics, plastics, and rubbers (CPR). Axial, lateral, and volumetric strain and axial, lateral, and pore stress measurements were made. Two unique testing techniques were developed during the course of the experimental program. The first involves the use of dilatometry to measure sample volumetric strain under a hydrostatic condition. Bulk moduli of the samples measured using this technique were consistent with those measured using more conventional methods. The second technique involved performing triaxial tests under lateral strain control. By limiting the lateral strain to zero by controlling the applied confining pressure while loading the specimen axially in compression, one can maintain a right-circular cylindrical geometry even under large deformations. This technique is preferred over standard triaxial testing methods which result in inhomogeneous deformation or (3z(Bbarreling(3y. (BManifestations of the inhomogeneous deformation included non-uniform stress states, as well as unrealistic Poissons ratios (> 0.5) or those that vary significantly along the length of the specimen. Zero lateral strain controlled tests yield a more uniform stress state, and admissible and uniform values of Poissons ratio.

  7. Best Seller Cites Westinghouse Safety Culture at WIPP as "World-Wide Standard"

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    Best Seller Cites Westinghouse Safety Culture at WIPP As "World-Wide Standard" CARLSBAD, N.M., October 23, 2001 -- A best-selling business book recognizes the safety culture created by Westinghouse at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, as "the worldwide standard for safety practices." The book, originally published by Linkage Press of Lexington, Massachusetts, as Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Organization

  8. Report for WIPP UG Sample #3, R15C5 (9/3/14)

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    15 L L N L - X X X X - X X X X X Report for WIPP UG Sample #3, R15C5 (9/3/14) Forensic Science Center January 28, 2015 Report for WIPP UG Sample #3, R15C5 (9/3/14) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ii Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, nor any of their employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal

  9. DOE Exercises 5 Year Option on Washington TRU Solutions Contract to Operate WIPP

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    NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joe Davis, 202/586-4940 Tuesday, January 18, 2004 DOE Exercises 5 Year Option on Washington TRU Solutions Contract to Operate WIPP WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has decided to exercise the five year option in the Washington TRU Solutions LLC ("WTS") contract to continue managing and operating the Department's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located in New Mexico. The option DOE exercised is a

  10. DOE to host workshop to explore use of WIPP as 'next generation' underground laboratory

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    Workshop to Explore Use of WIPP As 'Next Generation' Underground Laboratory CARLSBAD, N.M., June 9, 2000 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Area Office is sponsoring the "Workshop on the Next Generation U.S. Underground Science Facility" June 12-14 at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel, in Carlsbad. The purpose of the workshop is to explore the potential use of the DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground as a next generation laboratory

  11. sent to the WIPP Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory

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    5, 2014 Samples sent to national laboratories for analysis Samples collected by employees during last week's re-entry into the WIPP underground facility will be sent to the WIPP Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory for insight into what may have caused the February 14 radiological event. Re-entry teams collected swipe samples in Room 7 of Panel 7. Workers also collected a filter from a fixed air sampler at the entrance of Room 1 in Panel 7 and the

  12. Draft News Release: DOE Investigates Shipment of Wrong Drum to WIPP

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2007 Contact: Rick Dale AMWTP Communications 1.208.557.6552 daler@amwtp.inl.gov BBWI Sends Non-Certified Drum To WIPP Bechtel BWXT Idaho (BBWI) has informed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they shipped a non-certified drum containing transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the Department's nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad, N.M. BBWI operates DOE's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility, located at the DOE's Idaho site, and

  13. The Nevada Test Site Legacy TRU Waste - The WIPP Central Characterization Project

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    Norton, J. F.; Lahoud, R. G.; Foster, B. D.; VanMeighem, J.

    2003-02-25

    This paper discusses the Central Characterization Project (CCP) designed by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to aid sites, especially those sites with small quantities of transuranic (TRU) waste streams, in disposing of legacy waste at their facility. Because of the high cost of contracting vendors with the characterization capabilities necessary to meet the WIPP Waste Acceptance Criteria, utilizing the CCP is meant to simplify the process for small quantity sites. The paper will describe the process of mobilization of the vendors through CCP, the current production milestones that have been met, and the on-site lessons learned.

  14. Microsoft Word - DisposalInSaltDifferentThanDisposalInWIPP.doc

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    DOE Issues Statement Concerning Debates Over Waste Disposal in Salt CARLSBAD, N.M., July 24, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Energy and its Carlsbad Field Office recognize and respect the long history that led to the current regulations that govern operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The WIPP is authorized to ship and dispose of transuranic (TRU) waste that was created by U.S. defense programs. TRU waste is a category of waste strictly defined by legislation and legal agreements.

  15. New Facility Aids in Lab's Capability to Ship TRU Waste to WIPP |

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    Department of Energy Facility Aids in Lab's Capability to Ship TRU Waste to WIPP New Facility Aids in Lab's Capability to Ship TRU Waste to WIPP December 1, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Workers move standard waste boxes to the High-Energy Real Time Radiography facility. Workers move standard waste boxes to the High-Energy Real Time Radiography facility. A standard waste box enters the HE-RTR at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The facility x-rays waste drums that contain high-density items such as

  16. EA-1269: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy

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    69: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1269: Final Environmental Assessment Decontamination and Volume Reduction System for Transuranic Waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico The Proposed Action is to reduce the volume of oversized metallic transuranic (TRU) wastes at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) that would require disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) by using a decontamination and compaction process. The proposed process, called the decontamination

  17. CHARACTERIZATION THROUGH DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND CERTIFICATION OF REMOTE-HANDLED TRANSURANIC WASTE GENERATOR/STORAGE SITES FOR SHIPMENT TO THE WIPP

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    Spangler, L.R.; Most, Wm.A.; Kehrman, R.F.; Gist, C.S.

    2003-02-27

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is operating to receive and dispose of contact-handled (CH) transuranic (TRU) waste. The Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) is seeking approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) of the remote-handled (RH) TRU characterization plan to allow disposal of RH TRU waste in the WIPP repository. In addition, the DOE-CBFO has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to use two shipping casks for transporting RH TRU waste. Each regulatory agency (i.e., EPA, NMED, and NRC) has different requirements that will have to be met through the use of information collected by characterizing the RH TRU waste. Therefore, the DOE-CBFO has developed a proposed characterization program for obtaining the RH TRU waste information necessary to demonstrate that the waste meets the applicable regulatory requirements. This process involved the development of a comprehensive set of Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) comprising the various regulatory requirements. The DOE-CBFO has identified seven DQOs for use in the RH TRU waste characterization program. These DQOs are defense waste determination, TRU waste determination, RH TRU determination, activity determination, RCRA physical and chemical properties, prohibited item determination, and EPA physical and chemical properties. The selection of the DQOs were based on technical, legal and regulatory drivers that assure the health and safety of the workers, the public, to protect the environment, and to comply with the requirements of the regulatory agencies. The DOE-CBFO also has the responsibility for the certification of generator/storage sites to ship RH TRU mixed waste to the WIPP for disposal. Currently, thirteen sites across the DOE complex are generators of RH TRU waste or store the waste at their location for other generators. Generator/storage site certification involves review and approval of site-specific programmatic documents that demonstrate compliance with the WIPP waste characterization and transportation requirements. Additionally, procedures must be developed to implement programmatic requirements and adequacy of those procedures determined. Finally, on-site audits evaluate the technical and administrative implementation and effectiveness of the operating procedures.

  18. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Part B Permit Application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 5, Chapter D, Appendix D1 (conclusion), Revision 3

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    Cook, Neville G.W.; Heuze, Francois E.; Miller, Hamish D.S.; Thoms, Robert L.

    1993-03-01

    The reference design for the underground facilities at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant was developed using the best criteria available at initiation of the detailed design effort. These design criteria are contained in the US Department of Energy document titled Design Criteria, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Revised Mission Concept-IIA (RMC-IIA), Rev. 4, dated February 1984. The validation process described in the Design Validation Final Report has resulted in validation of the reference design of the underground openings based on these criteria. Future changes may necessitate modification of the Design Criteria document and/or the reference design. Validation of the reference design as presented in this report permits the consideration of future design or design criteria modifications necessitated by these changes or by experience gained at the WIPP. Any future modifications to the design criteria and/or the reference design will be governed by a DOE Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) covering underground design changes. This procedure will explain the process to be followed in describing, evaluating and approving the change.

  19. Microsoft Word - Final WIPP Rad Release Phase 1 04 22 2014 r2...

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    ... 102 9.4.3 Dynamic Pressure Effects ... center for the study of waste management and ... to break the security seals on the hoist to allow entry ...

  20. Microsoft Word - 2014 3-19 FINAL WIPP News Release - WCS Shipments...

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    Plans to Continue Moving LANL Transuranic Waste Proposal Would Assist DOE in Meeting Commitment to New Mexico CARLSBAD, N.M., March 20, 2014 - Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the...

  1. Microsoft Word - Analysis WIPP Samples Integrated Summary Report FINAL.docx

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    5/203 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Samples: Integrated Summary Report Phillip F. Britt March 2015 Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via US Department of Energy (DOE) SciTech Connect. Website http://www.osti.gov/scitech/ Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members of the public from the following source: National

  2. Microsoft Word - DOE-WIPP-02-3122-REV7 4-FINAL

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    02-3122 TRANSURANIC WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT Revision 7.4 Effective Date: April 22, 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office 2 This document has been submitted as required to: Office of Scientific and Technical Information U.S. Department of Energy PO Box 62 Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (865) 576-8401 Additional information about this document may be obtained by calling 1-800-336-9477. Unlimited, publicly available full-text scientific and technical

  3. Microsoft Word - Final WIPP Rad Release Phase 1 04 22 2014 r2 (2) clean

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    Phase 1 Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on February 14, 2014 April 2014 Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disclaimer Phase 1 of this accident investigation report is an independent product of the Accident Investigation Board appointed by Matthew Moury, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Safety, Security, and Quality Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental

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  5. CBFO and WIPP Volunteerism Makes a Big Difference This Winter for Little Ones

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – November’s winter chill started early in New Mexico. However, children in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area should be able to keep warm while outdoors thanks in part to the actions of the EM Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team of employees.

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

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., April 30, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recognized by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) with Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program (GZELP) Gold Level membership for excellence.

  7. DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A representative of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., on Tuesday received the Secretary of Energy’s Appreciation Award for her efforts to improve sustainability and reduce travel costs and the number of fleet vehicles.

  8. EIS-0026-S2: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase, Carlsbad, New Mexico

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    SEIS-II evaluates environmental impacts resulting from the various treatment options; the transportation of TRU waste to WIPP using truck, a combination of truck and regular rail service, and a...

  9. EIS-0026-SA-05: Supplement Analysis | Department of Energy

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    5: Supplement Analysis EIS-0026-SA-05: Supplement Analysis Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Site Wide Operations, Carlsbad, New Mexico This supplement analysis examines changes to WIPP site-wide and transporation operations and new information gathered since the preparation of the SEIS-II to determine whether the site-wide analysis contained in WIPP SEIS-II remains adequate or whether significant new circumstances or information relevant to the environmental concerns and bearing on the proposed

  10. Shipment and Disposal of Solidified Organic Waste (Waste Type IV) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    D'Amico, E. L; Edmiston, D. R.; O'Leary, G. A.; Rivera, M. A.; Steward, D. M.

    2006-07-01

    In April of 2005, the last shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site to the WIPP was completed. With the completion of this shipment, all transuranic waste generated and stored at Rocky Flats was successfully removed from the site and shipped to and disposed of at the WIPP. Some of the last waste to be shipped and disposed of at the WIPP was waste consisting of solidified organic liquids that is identified as Waste Type IV in the Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste Authorized Methods for Payload Control (CH-TRAMPAC) document. Waste Type IV waste typically has a composition, and associated characteristics, that make it significantly more difficult to ship and dispose of than other Waste Types, especially with respect to gas generation. This paper provides an overview of the experience gained at Rocky Flats for management, transportation and disposal of Type IV waste at WIPP, particularly with respect to gas generation testing. (authors)

  11. Analysis report for WIPP colloid model constraints and performance assessment parameters

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    Mariner, Paul E.; Sassani, David Carl

    2014-03-01

    An analysis of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) colloid model constraints and parameter values was performed. The focus of this work was primarily on intrinsic colloids, mineral fragment colloids, and humic substance colloids, with a lesser focus on microbial colloids. Comments by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning intrinsic Th(IV) colloids and Mg-Cl-OH mineral fragment colloids were addressed in detail, assumptions and data used to constrain colloid model calculations were evaluated, and inconsistencies between data and model parameter values were identified. This work resulted in a list of specific conclusions regarding model integrity, model conservatism, and opportunities for improvement related to each of the four colloid types included in the WIPP performance assessment.

  12. Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples by the Savannah

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    River National Laboratory (SRNL) | Department of Energy Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The Technical Assessment Team (TAT) has undertaken a deliberative

  13. Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Underground and MgO Samples

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    by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) | Department of Energy Underground and MgO Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Underground and MgO Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) This document was used to determine facts and conditions during the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board's investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The Technical

  14. Microsoft Word - WIPP Rad Event Report Phase 2 04.16.2015.docx

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    Phase 2 Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, February 14, 2014 April 2015 Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Radiological Release Event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disclaimer On February 14, 2014, an airborne radiological release occurred at the Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. On March 4, 2014, an Accident Investigation Board (the Board) was appointed by Matthew Moury, Deputy Assistant

  15. 2014-02 "Institution of Measures to Help Ensure WIPP and LANL Transuranic

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    Disposal Operations Remain Continually Operational" | Department of Energy handling, transport, and disposal of transuranic waste from LANL, as well as other generator sites to WIPP, establish policies and procedures that will ensure safe and secure operations that prevent shutdowns of waste disposal operations for any extended period. PDF icon Rec 2014-02 - July 30, 2014 More Documents & Publications 2015-01 "Identification and Preparation of Interim Disposition Site(s) to

  16. GAS-GENERATION EXPERIMENTS FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE OF TRU WASTES AT WIPP

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    Felicione, F.S.; Carney, K.P.; Dwight, C.C.; Cummings, D.G.; Foulkrod, L.E.

    2003-02-27

    An experimental investigation was conducted for gas generation in contact-handled transuranic (CH-TRU) wastes subjected for several years to conditions similar to those expected to occur at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) should the repository eventually become inundated with brine. Various types of actual CH-TRU wastes were placed into 12 corrosion-resistant vessels. The vessels were loosely filled with the wastes, which were submerged in synthetic brine having the same chemical composition as that in the WIPP vicinity. The vessels were also inoculated with microbes found in the Salado Formation at WIPP. The vessels were sealed, purged, and the approximately 750-ml headspace was pressurized with nitrogen gas to approximately 146 atmospheres to create anoxic conditions at the lithostatic pressure expected in the repository were it inundated. The temperature was maintained at the expected 30 C. The test program objective was to measure the quantities and species of gases generate d by metal corrosion, radiolysis, and microbial activity. These data will assist in the specification of the rates at which gases are produced under inundated repository conditions for use in the WIPP Performance Assessment computer models. These experiments were very carefully designed, constructed, instrumented, and performed. Approximately 6-1/2 years of continuous, undisturbed testing were accumulated. Several of the vessels showed significantly elevated levels of generated gases, virtually all of which was hydrogen. One vessel measured over 4.2% hydrogen, by volume. Two other vessels generated well over 1% hydrogen, and another was at nearly 1%. Only small quantities of other gases, principally carbon dioxide, were detected. Gas generation was found to depend strongly on the waste composition. The maximum hydrogen generation occurred in tests containing carbon steel. Average corrosion penetration rates in carbon-steel of up to 2.3 microns per year were deduced. Conversion of carbon to carbon dioxide was calculated to be up to 4.7 {micro}g-mol/yr/g-carbon.

  17. Microsoft Word - NR DRAFT RFP WIPP M&O APR 1 2011

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    April 1, 2011 william.taylor@emcbc.doe.gov DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals Seeking Contractor to Manage, Operate Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a management and operations contractor to maintain the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) and manage the DOE National Transuranic Waste (TRU) Program in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The estimated value of the anticipated contract is from $130 to $160 million

  18. Microsoft Word - NR WIPP TECH ASSISTANCE RFQ MAY 3 2010.doc

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    DOE Seeks Technical Assistance Contractor at New Mexico Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Cincinnati -- The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) today for a technical assistance contract to the Carlsbad Field Office and the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM. This acquisition is under a General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule. The Department intends to award a single task order with a three-year performance period with options that can

  19. Microsoft Word - NR WIPP TRANSPORT RFP MARCH 30 2011f2

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    March 30, 2011 william.taylor@emcbc.doe.gov DOE Seeks Trucking Services for Transuranic Waste Shipments Cincinnati -- The Department of Energy (DOE) today will issue a Request for Proposals for the continuation of carrier services to transport transuranic waste (TRU) between DOE sites and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The transportation of TRU waste is accomplished by contracted trucking carriers that ship the waste via public highways on custom designed

  20. Correlation of drillhole and shaft logs. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) project, southeastern New Mexico

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    Jarolimek, L.; Timmer, M.J.; Powers, D.W.

    1983-03-01

    This report on stratigraphic correlations from drillhole and shaft data along a generally north-south section across the potential extent of underground excavations of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facility was prepared as part of the Site Validation Field Program Plan. The results provide (1) input for the report entitled ''Results of Site Validation Experiments,'' (2) input for other WIPP-related investigations, including the Design Validation Program, and (3) a framework for further underground activities at WIPP. In general, this correlation study confirmed previous findings, including: relatively high consistency of thickness and lateral continuity of all beds within the Salado Formation, especially in the host rock interval; gentle, generally south and southeastward dips/slopes of the host rock interval strata; close correspondence between stratigraphic data obtained from the present underground excavations and data derived from the previous investigative drillholes and shafts; and depositional origin of the undulations on the top of Marker Bed (MB) 139 and relatively small variation in its thickness (1.2 to 4.1 feet).

  1. Review of the WIPP draft application to show compliance with EPA transuranic waste disposal standards

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    Neill, R.H.; Chaturvedi, L.; Clemo, T.M.

    1996-03-01

    The purpose of the New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) is to conduct an independent technical evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Project to ensure the protection of the public health and safety and the environment. The WIPP Project, located in southeastern New Mexico, is being constructed as a repository for the disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive wastes generated by the national defense programs. The EEG was established in 1978 with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to the State of New Mexico. Public Law 100-456, the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989, Section 1433, assigned EEG to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and continued the original contract DE-AC04-79AL10752 through DOE contract DE-AC04-89AL58309. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, Public Law 103-160, continues the authorization. EEG performs independent technical analyses of the suitability of the proposed site; the design of the repository, its planned operation, and its long-term integrity; suitability and safety of the transportation systems; suitability of the Waste Acceptance Criteria and the generator sites` compliance with them; and related subjects. These analyses include assessments of reports issued by the DOE and its contractors, other federal agencies and organizations, as they relate to the potential health, safety and environmental impacts from WIPP. Another important function of EEG is the independent environmental monitoring of background radioactivity in air, water, and soil, both on-site and off-site.

  2. The WIPP RCRA Part B permit application for TRU mixed waste disposal

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    Johnson, J.E. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM (United States). Waste Isolation Div.; Snider, C.A. [USDOE Carlsbad Area Office, NM (United States)

    1995-12-31

    In August 1993, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued a draft permit for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to begin experiments with transuranic (TRU) mixed waste. Subsequently, the Department of Energy (DOE) decided to cancel the on-site test program, opting instead for laboratory testing. The Secretary of the NMED withdrew the draft permit in 1994, ordering the State`s Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Bureau to work with the DOE on submittal of a revised permit application. Revision 5 of the WIPP`s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part B Permit Application was submitted to the NMED in May 1995, focusing on disposal of 175,600 m{sup 3} of TRU mixed waste over a 25 year span plus ten years for closure. A key portion of the application, the Waste Analysis Plan, shifted from requirements to characterize a relatively small volume of TRU mixed waste for on-site experiments, to describing a complete program that would apply to all DOE TRU waste generating facilities and meet the appropriate RCRA regulations. Waste characterization will be conducted on a waste stream basis, fitting into three broad categories: (1) homogeneous solids, (2) soil/gravel, and (3) debris wastes. Techniques used include radiography, visually examining waste from opened containers, radioassay, headspace gas sampling, physical sampling and analysis of homogeneous wastes, and review of documented acceptable knowledge. Acceptable knowledge of the original organics and metals used, and the operations that generated these waste streams is sufficient in most cases to determine if the waste has toxicity characteristics, hazardous constituents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PBCs), or RCRA regulated metals.

  3. Evaluation of the WIPP Project`s compliance with the EPA radiation protection standards for disposal of transuranic waste

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    Neill, R.H.; Chaturvedi, L.; Rucker, D.F.; Silva, M.K.; Walker, B.A.; Channell, J.K.; Clemo, T.M.

    1998-03-01

    The US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) proposed rule to certify that the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) meets compliance with the long-term radiation protection standards for geologic repositories (40CFR191 Subparts B and C), is one of the most significant milestones to date for the WIPP project in particular, and for the nuclear waste issue in general. The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) has provided an independent technical oversight for the WIPP project since 1978, and is responsible for many improvements in the location, design, and testing of various aspects of the project, including participation in the development of the EPA standards since the early 1980s. The EEG reviewed the development of documentation for assessing the WIPP`s compliance by the Sandia National Laboratories following the 1985 promulgation by EPA, and provided many written and verbal comments on various aspects of this effort, culminating in the overall review of the 1992 performance assessment. For the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) compliance certification application (CCA), the EEG provided detailed comments on the draft CCA in March, 1996, and additional comments through unpublished letters in 1997 (included as Appendices 8.1 and 8.2 in this report). Since the October 30, 1997, publication of the EPA`s proposed rule to certify WIPP, the EEG gave presentations on important issues to the EPA on December 10, 1997, and sent a December 31, 1997 letter with attachments to clarify those issues (Appendix 8.3). The EEG has raised a number of questions that may have an impact on compliance. In spite of the best efforts by the EEG, the EPA reaction to reviews and suggestions has been slow and apparently driven by legal considerations. This report discusses in detail the questions that have been raised about containment requirements. Also discussed are assurance requirements, groundwater protection, individual protection, and an evaluation of EPA`s responses to EEG`s comments.

  4. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Part B Permit Application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 4, Chapter D, Appendix D1 (beginning), Revision 3

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    Lappin, A. R.

    1993-03-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which is designed for receipt, handling, storage, and permanent isolation of defense-generated transuranic wastes, is being excavated at a depth of approximately 655 m in bedded halites of the Permian Salado Formation of southeastern New Mexico. Site-characterization activities at the present WIPP site began in 1976. Full construction of the facility began in 1983, after completion of ``Site and Preliminary Design Validation`` (SPDV) activities and reporting. Site-characterization activities since 1983 have had the objectives of updating or refining the overall conceptual model of the geologic, hydrologic, and structural behavior of the WIPP site and providing data adequate for use in WIPP performance assessment. This report has four main objectives: 1. Summarize the results of WIPP site-characterization studies carried out since the spring of 1983 as a result of specific agreements between the US Department of Energy and the State of New Mexico. 2. Summarize the results and status of site-characterization and facility-characterization studies carried out since 1983, but not specifically included in mandated agreements. 3. Compile the results of WIPP site-characterization studies into an internally consistent conceptual model for the geologic, hydrologic, geochemical, and structural behavior of the WIPP site. This model includes some consideration of the effects of the WIPP facility and shafts on the local characteristics of the Salado and Rustler Formations. 4. Discuss the present limitations and/or uncertainties in the conceptual geologic model of the WIPP site and facility. The objectives of this report are limited in scope, and do not include determination of whether or not the WIPP Project will comply with repository-performance criteria developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (40CFR191).

  5. Microsoft Word - 2015-05-08_SRNL Enviro Sci and Biotechn Support of WIPP

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    SRNL-TR-20015-00121 Date: May 8, 2015 From: Robin L. Brigmon 999-W (819-8405/19384) Charles E. Milliken 999-W (803) 819-8426 John J. Mayer 773-42A (803) 725-5991 To: David Hobbs 773-A Sheryl Bush 773-42A Subject: SRNL Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology Support of WIPP (R.L. Brigmon and C. E. Milliken) The Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology (ESB) group was consulted concerning the potential for biological activity, e.g., microbial heating and gas production, contributing to the Waste

  6. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O H-i PART I -THE SCHEDULE

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    WIPP M&O H-i PART I -THE SCHEDULE SECTION H SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS Table of Content H.1 REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS 1 H.2 MODIFICATION AUTHORITY 1 H.3 NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES 1 H.4 WORKFORCE TRANSITION 1 H.5 EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: PAY AND BENEFITS 2 H.6 WORKFORCE TRANSITION AND BENEFITS TRANSITION: PLANS AND TIMEFRAMES 12 H.7 POST-CONTRACT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PENSION AND OTHER BENEFIT PLANS 16 H.8 TRANSITION ACTIVITIES 17 H.9 KEY PERSONNEL 18 H.10 TECHNICAL DIRECTION -

  7. Carlsbad Area Office unveils full-scale model of new WIPP waste transportation cask

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    Carlsbad Area Office Unveils Full-Scale Model Of New WIPP Waste Transportation Cask CARLSBAD, N.M., February 23, 2000 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Area Office today unveiled a full-scale model of its newest waste transportation cask, the RH-72B, during a ceremony at the local DOE offices. "This is another milestone for the Department of Energy," said Dr. Inés Triay, Manager of the Carlsbad Area Office, describing the importance of the new container for those

  8. Microsoft Word - srb2014-07-10_Analysis of WIPP Samples by SRNL (T. White)

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    Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) D. P. DiPrete T. L. White J. E. Young L. W. Brown July 2014 SRNL-TR-2014-00133, Revision 0 SRNL-TR-2014-00133 Revision 0 ii DISCLAIMER This work was prepared under an agreement with and funded by the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government or its employees, nor any of its contractors, subcontractors or their employees, makes any express or implied: 1. warranty or assumes any legal

  9. Microsoft Word - PNNL 24125 Probative Investigation of the Thermal Stability of Wastes Involved in February 2014 WIPP Waste Dru

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    PNNL-24125 Limited Distribution Probative Investigation of the Thermal Stability of Wastes Involved in February 2014 WIPP Waste Drum Breach Event March 2015 RD Scheele JM Schwantes BK McNamara MJ Minette DT Hobbs (SRNL) CA Barrett PNNL-24125 Limited Distribution Probative Investigation of the Thermal Stability of Wastes Involved in February 2014 WIPP Waste Drum Breach Event RD Scheele JM Schwantes BK McNamara MJ Minette DT Hobbs (SRNL) CA Barrett March 2015 Prepared for the U.S. Department of

  10. WIPP Sampling and Analysis Plan for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern.

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC

    2000-05-23

    This Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) has been prepared to fulfill requirements of Module VII, Section VII.M.2 and Table VII.1, requirement 4 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit); (NMED [New Mexico Environment Department], 1999a). This SAP describes the approach for investigation of the Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. This SAP addresses the current Permit requirements for a RCRA Facility Investigation(RFI) investigation of SWMUs and AOCs. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the RFI specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may be used for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used to replace the standard RFI work plan and report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA process can beentered either before or after a RFI work plan. According to NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare a RFI work plan or SAP for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998).

  11. Numerical simulation of ground-water flow in the Culebra dolomite at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site: Second interim report

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    LaVenue, A.M.; Haug, A.; Kelley, V.A.

    1988-03-01

    This hydrogeologic modeling study has been performed as part of the regional hydrologic characterization of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Site in southeastern New Mexico. The study resulted in an estimation of the transmissivity distrubution, hydraulic potentials, flow field, and fluid densities in the Culebra Dolomite Member of the Permian Rustler Formation at the WIPP site. The three-dimensional finite-difference code SWIFT-II was employed for the numerical modeling, using variable-fluid-density and a single-porosity formulation. The modeled area includes and extends beyond the WIPP controlled zone (Zone 3). The work performed consisted of modeling the hydrogeology of the Culebra using two approaches: (1) steady-state modeling to develop the best estimate of the undisturbed head distribution, i.e., of the situation before sinking if the WIPP shafts, which began in 1981; and (2) superimposed transient modeling of local hydrologic responses to excavation of the three WIPP shafts at the center of the WIPP site, as well as to various well tests. Boundary conditions (prescribed constant fluid pressures and densities) were estimated using hydraulic-head and fluid-density data obtained from about 40 wells at and near the WIPP site. The transient modeling used the calculated steady-state freshwater heads as initial conditions. 107 refs., 112 figs., 22 tabs.

  12. DOE/WIPP 02-3196 - Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Initial Report for PCB Disposal Authorization, March 19, 2002

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    2-3196 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Initial Report for PCB Disposal Authorization (40 CFR § 761.75[c]) March 19, 2002 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Initial Report for PCB Disposal Authorization DOE/WIPP 02-3196 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2.0 LOCATION OF THE DISPOSAL FACILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3.0 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DISPOSAL

  13. Hanford Tank Waste to WIPP - Maximizing the Value of our National Repository Asset

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    Tedeschi, Allan R.; Wheeler, Martin

    2013-11-11

    Preplanning scope for the Hanford tank transuranic (TRU) waste project was authorized in 2013 by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) after a project standby period of eight years. Significant changes in DOE orders, Hanford contracts, and requirements at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) have occurred during this time period, in addition to newly implemented regulatory permitting, re-evaluated waste management strategies, and new commercial applications. Preplanning has identified the following key approaches for reactivating the project: qualification of tank inventory designations and completion of all environmental regulatory permitting; identifying program options to accelerate retrieval of key leaking tank T-111; planning fully compliant implementation of DOE Order 413.3B, and DOE Standard 1189 for potential on-site treatment; and re-evaluation of commercial retrieval and treatment technologies for better strategic bundling of permanent waste disposal options.

  14. Preoperational radiation surveillance of the WIPP project by EEG during 1992

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    Kenney, J.W.

    1994-02-01

    The purpose of the EEG preoperational monitoring program is to document the existing concentrations of selected radionuclides in various environmental media collected from the vicinity of the WIPP site to provide a basis of comparison of any effects of future WT-PP operations. The basic methodology for conducting environmental surveillance both on-site and off-site was outlined by Spiegler (1984). This report represents a continuation of the EEG baseline data beginning in 1985, previously reported in EEG-43, EEG-47, EEG-49 and EEG-51. Such radionuclide baseline data are important in order to determine whether future WIPP operations with radioactive waste have affected concentrations of these radionuclides in the environment. EEG data are consistent with similar environmental measurements obtained by DOE beginning in 1985. Since late 1985, the EEG has collected or received as split samples 2 443 air filters with particulates, 202 water samples, 16 biota samples and 13 soil/sediment samples. A total of 5,946 specific radionuclide analyses have been performed on these samples. As reported previously by EEG (EEG-43, EEG-47, EEG-49 and EEG-51), observed concentrations of U-238 daughter radionuclides were not in equilibrium with the parent radionuclide in water samples. This observation is consistent with different radionuclide mobility in the environment. In a notice of proposed rule making for 40 CFR 141 (US EPA 1991), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Primary Drinking Water Regulations reflect this in the calculated activity-to-mass ratio of 1.3 pCi/{mu}g of uranium using a geometric mean of the U-234:U-238 ratio in water supplies of 2.7. Ra-226 and Ra- 228 were reported in a number of water samples in concentrations similar to those previously published by EEG and DOE.

  15. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Part B permit application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 7: Revision 1.0

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    Not Available

    1992-07-01

    This permit application (Vol. 7) for the WIPP facility contains appendices related to the following information: Ground water protection; personnel; solid waste management; and memorandums concerning environmental protection standards.

  16. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: Part B, Permit application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 1, Revison 1.0

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    1992-03-01

    This report contains information related to the permit application for the WIPP facility. Information is presented on solid waste management; personnel safety; emergency plans; site characterization; applicable regulations; decommissioning; and ground water monitoring requirements.

  17. 2012-02 "Expand the Mission of the NNMCB to Include Advice and Recommendations on the Evaluation and Use of WIPP"

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    Approved July 25, 2012 The NNMCAB has a strong interest in the continued use of WIPP for disposal of radioactive wastes that are the legacy of the nuclear weapons program, in particular regarding completion of the cleanup work at LANL. The NNMCAB members consider that they can make a contribution to both the technical aspects and the necessary community involvement as WIPP continues to be evaluated for this expanded role.

  18. 2011-07 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU Shipments" |

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    Department of Energy recommendation is to ensure optimization of WIPP shipment schedules while helping to keep commitments to Consent Order milestones at MDA-G. PDF icon Rec 2011-07 - July 27, 2011 More Documents & Publications 2011-09 "New Urgency for Increased TRU Shipments from MDA G" Department of Energy Response to NNMCAB Recommendation 2011-07 Department of Energy Response to NNMCAB Recommendation 2011-02

  19. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-15 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS

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    15 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT D: SPECIAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ACCOUNT AGREEMENT FOR USE WITH THE PAYMENTS CLEARED FINANCING ARRANGEMENT DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-16 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT D SPECIAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ACCOUNT AGREEMENT FOR USE WITH THE PAYMENTS CLEARED FINANCING ARRANGEMENT Agreement entered into this, _______ day of ___________, ________, between the UNITED

  20. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-8 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS

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    8 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT C: DRAFT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-9 Draft PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT PLAN (PEMP) OCTOBER 1 (2012) through SEPTEMBER 30, (2013) Contract No. DE- EM0001971 SECTION J ATTACHMENT C I. INTRODUCTION This Performance Evaluation and Measurement Plan (PEMP) provides a standard process for development, administration, and coordination of all phases of the

  1. DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-23 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS

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    3 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT F: GUIDANCE FOR PREPARATION OF DIVERSITY PLAN DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-24 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT F GUIDANCE FOR PREPARATION OF DIVERSITY PLAN (See Contract Clause entitled "Diversity Plan") This Guidance is to assist the Contractor in understanding the information being sought by the Department for each of the Diversity elements and

  2. DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-26 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS

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    6 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT G: SUMMARY OF CONTRACT DELIVERABLES DE-SOL-0002555 WIPP Solicitation J-27 SUMMARY OF CONTRACT DELIVERABLES Deliverable Reference Deliverable DOE Action Deliverable Due Date 1 1. C.3.1.5 Ten Year Site Plan Approval Within 6 months of written notice to proceed, updated annually 2. C.3.1.5 Maintenance Plan (including Nuclear Maintenance Management Plan) Approval Within 6 months of written notice to proceed, updated

  3. DISPOSAL OF TRU WASTE FROM THE PLUTONIUM FINISHING PLANT IN PIPE OVERPACK CONTAINERS TO WIPP INCLUDING NEW SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

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    Hopkins, A.M.; Sutter, C.; Hulse, G.; Teal, J.

    2003-02-27

    The Department of Energy is responsible for the safe management and cleanup of the DOE complex. As part of the cleanup and closure of the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) located on the Hanford site, the nuclear material inventory was reviewed to determine the appropriate disposition path. Based on the nuclear material characteristics, the material was designated for stabilization and packaging for long term storage and transfer to the Savannah River Site or, a decision for discard was made. The discarded material was designated as waste material and slated for disposal to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Prior to preparing any residue wastes for disposal at the WIPP, several major activities need to be completed. As detailed a processing history as possible of the material including origin of the waste must be researched and documented. A technical basis for termination of safeguards on the material must be prepared and approved. Utilizing process knowledge and processing history, the material must be characterized, sampling requirements determined, acceptable knowledge package and waste designation completed prior to disposal. All of these activities involve several organizations including the contractor, DOE, state representatives and other regulators such as EPA. At PFP, a process has been developed for meeting the many, varied requirements and successfully used to prepare several residue waste streams including Rocky Flats incinerator ash, Hanford incinerator ash and Sand, Slag and Crucible (SS&C) material for disposal. These waste residues are packed into Pipe Overpack Containers for shipment to the WIPP.

  4. Instrumentation of the thermal/structural interactions in situ tests at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Munson, D.E.; Hoag, D.L.; Blankenship, D.A.; DeYonge, W.F.; Schiermeister, D.M.

    1997-04-01

    The Department of Energy has constructed the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to develop the technology for the disposal of radioactive waste from defense programs. Sandia National Laboratories had the responsibility for the experimental activities at the WIPP and fielded several large-scale Thermal/Structural Interactions (TSI) in situ tests to validate techniques used to predict repository performance. The instrumentation of these tests involved the placement of over 4,200 gages including room closure gages, borehole extensometers, stress gages, borehole inclinometers, fixed reference gages, borehole strain gages, thermocouples, thermal flux meters, heater power gages, environmental gages, and ventilation gages. Most of the gages were remotely read instruments that were monitored by an automated data acquisition system, but manually read instruments were also used to provide early deformation information and to provide a redundancy of measurement for the remote gages. Instruments were selected that could operate in the harsh environment of the test rooms and that could accommodate the ranges of test room responses predicted by pretest calculations. Instruments were tested in the field prior to installation at the WIPP site and were modified to improve their performance. Other modifications were made to gages as the TSI tests progressed using knowledge gained from test maintenance. Quality assurance procedures were developed for all aspects of instrumentation including calibration, installation, and maintenance. The instrumentation performed exceptionally well and has produced a large quantity of quality information.

  5. Basic Data Report for Drillholes on the H-19 Hydropad (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant--WIPP)

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    Mercer, J.W.; Cole, D.L.; Holt, R.M.

    1998-10-09

    Seven holes were drilled and wells (H-19b0, H-19b2, H-19b3, H-19b4, H-19b5, H-19b6, and H-19b7) were constructed on the H-19 hydropad to conduct field activities in support of the Culebra Transport Program. These wells were drilled and completed on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site during February to September 1995. An eighth hole, H-19b1, was drilled but had to be abandoned before the target depth was reached because of adverse hole conditions. The geologic units penetrated at the H-19 location include surficial deposits of Holocene age, rocks from the Dockum Group of Upper Triassic age, the Dewey Lake Redbeds, and Rustler Formation of the Permian age. The Rustler Formation has been further divided into five informal members which include the Forty-niner Member, Magenta Member, Tamarisk Member, Culebra Dolomite Member, and an unnamed lower member. The Rustler Formation, particularly the Culebra Dolomite Member, is considered critical for hydrologic site characterization. The Culebra is the most transmissive saturated unit above the WIPP repository and, as such, is considered to be the most likely pathway for radionuclide transport to the accessible environment in the unlikely event the repository is breached. Seven cores from the Culebra were recovered during drilling activities at the H-19 hydropad and detailed descriptions of these cores were made. On the basis of geologic descriptions, four hydrostratigraphic units were identified in the Culebra cores and were correlated with the mapping units from the WFP air intake shaft. The entire length of H-19b1 was cored and was described in detail. During coring of H-19b1, moisture was encountered in the upper part of the Dewey Lake Redbeds. A 41-ft-thick section of this core was selected for detailed description to qualify the geologic conditions related to perched water in the upper Dewey Lake. In addition to cuttings and core, a suite of geophysical logs run on the drillholes was used to identify and correlate different lithologies among the seven wells.

  6. WIPP Facility Work Plan for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC

    2002-03-05

    This 2002 Facility Work Plan (FWP) has been prepared as required by Module VII, Permit Condition VII.U.3 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit) (New Mexico Environment Department [NMED], 1999a), and incorporates comments from the NMED received on December 6, 2000 (NMED, 2000a). This February 2002 FWP describes the programmatic facility-wide approach to future investigations at Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. The Permittees are evaluating data from previous investigations of the SWMUs and AOCs against the most recent guidance proposed by the NMED. Based on these data, and completion of the August 2001 sampling requested by the NMED, the Permittees expect that no further sampling will be required and that a request for No Further Action (NFA) at the SWMUs and AOCs will be submitted to the NMED. This FWP addresses the current Permit requirements. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may be used for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used to replace the standard RFI Work Plan and Report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA processcan be entered either before or after an RFI Work Plan. According to the NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare an RFI Work Plan or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). Based on this guidance, a SAP constitutes an acceptable alternative to the RFI Work Plan specified in the Permit. The NMED accepted that the Permittees are using the ACAA in a letter dated April 20, 2000.

  7. WIPP Facility Work Plan for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern

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    Washington TRU Solutions LLC

    2002-03-05

    his 2002 Facility Work Plan (FWP) has been prepared as required by Module VII,Permit Condition VII.U.3 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit) (New Mexico Environment Department [NMED], 1999a), and incorporates comments from the NMED received onDecember 6, 2000 (NMED, 2000a). This February 2002 FWP describes the program-matic facility-wide approach to future investigations at Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. The Permittees are evaluating data from previous investigations of the SWMUs and AOCs against the mostrecent guidance proposed by the NMED. Based on these data, and completion of the August 2001 sampling requested by the NMED, the Permittees expect that no further sampling will be required and that a request for No Further Action (NFA) at the SWMUs and AOCs will be submitted to the NMED. This FWP addresses the current Permit requirements. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)Facility Investigation (RFI) specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may beused for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used toreplace the standard RFI Work Plan and Report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA process can be entered either before or after an RFI Work Plan. According to the NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare an RFI Work Plan or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). Based on this guidance, a SAP constitutes an acceptable alternative to the RFI Work Plan specified in the Permit. The NMED accepted that the Permittees are using the ACAA in a letter dated April 20, 2000.

  8. Preoperational radiation surveillance of the WIPP Project by EEG for the years 1993 - 1995

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    Kenney, J.W.; Gray, D.H.; Ballard, S.C.

    1998-03-01

    Average {sup 241}Am, {sup 239+240}Pu and {sup 238}Pu concentrations measured in ambient air near the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site during 1993, 1994 and 1995 are consistent with similar data reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for Espanola, Pojoaque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through the use of replicate analyses of matrix blanks minimum detectable activity (MDA), minimum detectable concentration (MDC) and action levels (ACTL) were established for the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) measurement system. Using MDA data from fixed air sampler (FAS) filters and conservative assumptions applied in the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report 123 (NCRP 1996), it is shown that the EEG sampling and measurement methodology is capable of detecting effluent air emissions which would produce a dose that is approximately 1000 times below the 40 CFR 191 Subpart A limit of 2.5E{sup -4} Sv/y (25 mrem/y). A similar calculation using the NCRP worksheet with storm water effluent MDCs found the EEG measurement program capable of detecting actinide emissions which would result in a dose that is approximately 10 times below the dose limits in 40 CFR 191 Subpart A and 40 CFR 61 Subpart H.

  9. Final Green Zia Award Release

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    Green Zia Award for Environmental Excellence CARLSBAD, N.M., August 16, 2012- The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility known as the ...

  10. Simultaneous Thermal Analysis of WIPP and LANL Waste Drum Samples: A Preliminary Report

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    Wayne, David M.

    2015-10-19

    On Friday, February 14, 2014, an incident in P7R7 of the WIPP underground repository released radioactive material into the environment. The direct cause of the event was a breached transuranic (TRU) waste container, subsequently identified as Drum 68660. Photographic and other evidence indicates that the breach of 68660 was caused by an exothermic event. Subsequent investigations (Britt, 2015; Clark and Funk, 2015; Wilson et al., 2015; Clark, 2015) indicate that the combination of nitrate salts, pH neutralizing chemicals, and organic-based adsorbent represented a potentially energetic mixture. The materials inside the breached steel drum consisted of remediated, 30- to 40-year old, Pu processing wastes from LANL. The contents were processed and repackaged in 2014. Processing activities at LANL included: 1) neutralization of acidic liquid contents, 2) sorption of the neutralized liquid, and 3) mixing of acidic nitrate salts with an absorber to meet waste acceptance criteria. The contents of 68660 and its sibling, 68685, were derived from the same parent drum, S855793. Drum S855793 originally contained ten plastic bags of acidic nitrate salts, and four bags of mixed nitrate and oxalate salts generated in 1985 by Pu recovery operations. These salts were predominantly oxalic acid, hydrated nitrate salts of Mg, Ca, and Fe, anhydrous Na(NO3), and minor amounts of anhydrous and hydrous nitrate salts of Pb, Al, K, Cr, and Ni. Other major components include sorbed water, nitric acid, dissolved nitrates, an absorbent (Swheat Scoop) and a neutralizer (KolorSafe). The contents of 68660 are described in greater detail in Appendix E of Wilson et al. (2015)

  11. Report of biological investigations at the Los Medanos Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) area of New Mexico during FY 1978

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    Best, T.L.; Neuhauser, S.

    1980-03-01

    The US Department of Energy is considering the construction of a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Eddy County, NM. This location is approximately 40 km east of Carlsbad, NM. Biological studies during FY 1978 were concentrated within a 5-mi radius of drill hole ERDA 9. Additional study areas have been established at other sites in the vicinity, e.g., the Gnome site, the salt lakes and several stations along the Pecos River southward from Carlsbad, NM, to the dam at Red Bluff Reservoir in Texas. The precise locations of all study areas are presented and their biology discussed.

  12. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O D-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION D PACKAGING AND MARKING

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    D-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION D PACKAGING AND MARKING Table of Content D-1 PACKAGING ....................................................................................................... 1 D-2 MARKING ........................................................................................................... 1 DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O D-1 PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION D PACKAGING AND MARKING D-1 PACKAGING Preservation, packaging, and packing for shipment or mailing of all work delivered

  13. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O E-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE

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    E-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE Table of Content E.1 FAR 52.246-5 INSPECTION OF SERVICES--COST- REIMBURSEMENT (APR 1984) ................................................................................................................... 1 E.2 ACCEPTANCE .................................................................................................... 1 DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O E-1 PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION E INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1 FAR 52.246-5

  14. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O F-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION F DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE

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    F-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION F DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE Table of Content F.1 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE ............................................................................ 1 F.2 PRINCIPAL PLACE OF PERFORMANCE .......................................................... 1 F.3 STOP-WORK ORDER (FAR 52.242-15) (AUG 1989)(ALTERNATE I) (APR 1984) ................................................................................................................... 1 DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O F-1

  15. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O G-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION G CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA

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    G-i PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION G CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA Table of Content G.1 TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE CORRESPONDENCE/MATTERS .......... 1 G.2 DOE ORGANIZATIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OFFICER .................... 1 G.3 CONTRACTOR CONTACT ................................................................................. 2 G.4 COST REPORTING PROCEDURES................................................................... 2 DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O G-1 PART I - THE SCHEDULE SECTION G

  16. Final Optics

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    Final Optics Schematic layout of NIF's final optics assembly (FOA). The suite of optics for one beamline is on the right. The final optics assemblies (FOAs) are the last element of the main laser system and the first of the target area systems. Each FOA contains four integrated optics modules (IOMs) that incorporate beam conditioning, frequency conversion, focusing, diagnostic sampling, and debris shielding capabilities into a single compact assembly. These optics are shown in the figure at

  17. Final Report

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    Final Report Document Number 11123-23.Final Field Demonstration of Eco-Friendly Creation of Propped Hydraulic Fractures Contract Number: 11123-23.Final February 16, 2015 Nadji Benrabah (Author) Engineer CSI Technologies 1930 W.W. Thorne Dr. Houston, TX 77073 Phil Van Trump (Principal Investigator) Chief Technology Officer DaniMer Scientific, LLC 1301 Colquitt Highway Bainbridge, GA 39817 2 LEGAL NOTICE This report was prepared by DaniMer Scientific, LLC as an account of work sponsored by the

  18. Final Report

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    Simulation Software A simple fracture treatment design model was programed using Excel VBA. The goal was to estimate the pumping schedule and final conductivity of a fracture...

  19. FINAL RELEASE

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    RELEASE AWARDEE: ____________________________________________________ The work under Award No. DE-__________________________, dated ______________, between the United States of America (represented by the Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the undersigned awardee, having been completed and finally accepted , and in consideration of Final Payment thereunder, the United States of America, its officers, agents and employees are hereby released from all liabilities,

  20. Milestones for disposal of radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the United States

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    RECHARD,ROBERT P.

    2000-03-01

    The opening of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on March 26, 1999, was the culmination of a regulatory assessment process that had taken 25 years. National policy issues, negotiated agreements, and court settlements during the first 15 years of the project had a strong influence on the amount and type of scientific data collected up to this point. Assessment activities before the mid 1980s were undertaken primarily (1) to satisfy needs for environmental impact statements, (2) to satisfy negotiated agreements with the State of New Mexico, or (3) to develop general understanding of selected natural phenomena associated with nuclear waste disposal. In the last 10 years, federal compliance policy and actual regulations were sketched out, and continued to evolve until 1996. During this period, stochastic simulations were introduced as a tool for the assessment of the WIPP's performance, and four preliminary performance assessments, one compliance performance assessment, and one verification performance assessment were performed.

  1. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Part B Permit Application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 6, Chapter D, Appendices D4--D13: Revision 1.0

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    1991-12-31

    This report (Vol. 6) for the WIPP facility contains appendices on the following information: Site characterization; general geology; ecological monitoring; and chemical compatibility of waste forms and container materials.

  2. ARQspring02final.pgm

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    This Issue ■ Basic Research and Public Policy Alternatives ■ WIPP: Three Years in Operation, Decades in Development ■ Filling the WIPP Pipeline with Actinides ■ New Initiatives in the Laboratory's Handling of Legacy Transuranic Waste ■ WITS is Central to a Cradle-To-Grave Waste Management System ■ Synchrotron Radiation Studies Aid Environmental Cleanup N u c l e a r M a t e r i a l s R e s e a r c h a n d T e c h n o l o g y Quarterly Actinide Research To Mars and Beyond Los Alamos

  3. Statement of Vernon Daub, Acting Manager of DOEs Carlsbad Field Office, Regarding New Mexico Environment Departments Issuance of a Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Permit for WIPP

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    For Immediate Release Statement of Vernon Daub, Acting Manager of DOE's Carlsbad Field Office, Regarding New Mexico Environment Department's Issuance of a Draft Hazardous Waste Facility Permit for WIPP Carlsbad, New Mexico, November 23, 2005 - "The draft hazardous waste facility permit issued today by the New Mexico Environment Department is a significant step toward fulfilling the mission of WIPP. We very much appreciate the focused, hard work by the NMED staff and senior management. DOE

  4. Final Report

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    Biros, George

    2014-08-18

    This the final report for the project "Large-Scale Optimization for Bayesian Inference in Complex Systems," for the work in the group of the co-PI George Biros.

  5. Final Report

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    Gurney, Kevin R

    2015-01-12

    This document constitutes the final report under DOE grant DE-FG-08ER64649. The organization of this document is as follows: first, I will review the original scope of the proposed research. Second, I will present the current draft of a paper nearing submission to Nature Climate Change on the initial results of this funded effort. Finally, I will present the last phase of the research under this grant which has supported a Ph.D. student. To that end, I will present the graduate students proposed research, a portion of which is completed and reflected in the paper nearing submission. This final work phase will be completed in the next 12 months. This final workphase will likely result in 1-2 additional publications and we consider the results (as exemplified by the current paper) high quality. The continuing results will acknowledge the funding provided by DOE grant DE-FG-08ER64649.

  6. Final Report

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    DeTar, Carleton

    2012-12-10

    This document constitutes the Final Report for award DE-FC02-06ER41446 as required by the Office of Science. It summarizes accomplishments and provides copies of scientific publications with significant contribution from this award.

  7. Microsoft Word - Final Temp Route _9_23_08_

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    Bobby St. John Washington TRU Solutions (575) 234-7348 www.wipp.energy.gov For Immediate Release Temporary Transportation Route Established for WIPP Shipments CARLSBAD, N.M., September 23, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), in conjunction with Texas and New Mexico departments of transportation, has identified a temporary transportation route for waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), due to roadwork in Texas. Currently, transuranic, or

  8. Release on M&O Selection Final

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    Federal Services LLC, of Bethesda, Maryland) has been awarded a 1.3 billion contract for management and operating (M&O) at DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad,...

  9. Microsoft Word - VNC Pressrelease final[2].doc

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    Completes First RH-TRU Shipment From VNC CARLSBAD, N.M., September 18, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), working with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy at the Vallecitos Nuclear Center (VNC) near Sunol, California, completed the first shipment of remote-handled transuranic (RH- TRU) waste from VNC to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the southeastern corner of New Mexico. The shipment safely arrived at WIPP early Friday morning. The shipping campaign is

  10. Microsoft Word - Request to Invoke Dispute Resolution Related to Final Audit Report A-07-12.doc

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    DCM:AAC:08-0023:UFC:5486.00 Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office P. O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 June 11, 2008 Mr. James Bearzi Hazardous Waste Bureau New Mexico Environment Department 2905 E. Rodeo Park Drive, Bldg. 1 Santa Fe, NM 87502 Subject: Request to Invoke Dispute Resolution Related to Final Audit Report A-07-12 of the Los Alamos National Laboratory/Central Characterization Project Dear Mr. Bearzi: This letter is to request that the provisions of the WIPP Permit Condition

  11. FINAL REPORT

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    FINAL REPORT Analytical and Elemental Analysis of Air and Soil Samples Facility and Public Awareness Partnership (Training/Public Awareness) Congressionally Awarded Grant No. DE-FG02-05ER64045 Submitted to: U.S. Department of Energy Attn: William Henson Submitted by: Alabama A&M University Research Institute (AAMURI) [pic] October 1, 2007 This report reflects a joint training program at the Integrated Environmental Research and Services (IERS) of the Alabama A&M University Research

  12. Final Report

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    Cyber Security for Utility Operations NETL Project M63SNL34 Sponsored by the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Assurance Managed by NETL Final Report Period of Performance October, 2003 - April, 2005 Dennis Holstein and John Tengdin, OPUS Publishing Jay Wack and Roger Butler, TecSec, Inc. Timothy Draelos, Sandia National Laboratories 1 Paul Blomgren, SafeNet/Mykotronx April 18, 2005 1 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States

  13. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Part B Permit Application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Chapter E, Appendix E1, Chapter L, Appendix L1: Volume 12, Revision 3

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    1993-01-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Project was authorized by the US Department of Energy 5 (DOE) National Security and Military Applications of the Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-164). Its legislative mandate is to provide a research and development facility to demonstrate the safe disposal of radioactive waste resulting from national defense programs and activities. To fulfill this mandate, the WIPP facility has been designed to perform scientific investigations of the behavior of bedded salt as a repository medium and the interactions between the soft and radioactive wastes. In 1991, DOE proposed to initiate a experimental Test Phase designed to demonstrate the performance of the repository. The Test Phase activities involve experiments using transuranic (TRU) waste typical of the waste planned for future disposal at the WIPP facility. Much of this TRU waste is co-contaminated with chemical constituents which are defined as hazardous under HWMR-7, Pt. II, sec. 261. This waste is TRU mixed waste and is the subject of this application. Because geologic repositories, such as the WIPP facility, are defined under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as land disposal facilities, the groundwater monitoring requirements of HWMR-7, PLV, Subpart X, must be addressed. HWMR-7, Pt. V, Subpart X, must be addressed. This appendix demonstrates that groundwater monitoring is not needed in order to demonstrate compliance with the performance standards; therefore, HWMR-7, Pt.V, Subpart F, will not apply to the WIPP facility.

  14. Final Report

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    R Paul Drake

    2004-01-12

    OAK-B135 This is the final report from the project Hydrodynamics by High-Energy-Density Plasma Flow and Hydrodynamics and Radiation Hydrodynamics with Astrophysical Applications. This project supported a group at the University of Michigan in the invention, design, performance, and analysis of experiments using high-energy-density research facilities. The experiments explored compressible nonlinear hydrodynamics, in particular at decelerating interfaces, and the radiation hydrodynamics of strong shock waves. It has application to supernovae, astrophysical jets, shock-cloud interactions, and radiative shock waves.

  15. Microsoft Word - 10,000th Shipment Commemoration Release Final.doc

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    10,000 th Shipment Celebrated at WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., October 27, 2011 - Approximately 130 people gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) on October 22, to celebrate the 10,000 th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste to WIPP, which arrived safely late last month. The event was attended by elected and appointed officials, state and local leaders, WIPP employees and representatives of the carriers who transport TRU waste to WIPP. "People in D.C.

  16. FINAL AGENDA

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    FINAL AGENDA 1 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TRANSPORTATION EXTERNAL COORDINATION WORKING GROUP (TEC) APRIL 4-5, 2005 PHOENIX, ARIZONA MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2005 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 am. Tribal Topic Group - Lead: Jay Jones, DOE/RW 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Meeting Overview Introduction, Meeting Overview - Judith Holm, Director, DOE/RW, Operations Development Division, Office of

  17. Natural-analog studies for partial validation of conceptual models of radionuclide retardation at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Ward, D.B.; Brookins, D.G. . Dept. of Geology); Siegel, M.D.; Lambert, S.J. )

    1990-01-01

    Transport by groundwater within the Culebra Dolomite, an aquifer above the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), is the most probable mechanism for long-term release of radionuclides to the accessible environment. Radionuclides could be retarded by sorption if the groundwater is exposed to sufficient amounts of fracture-lining clays. In this natural-analog study, distributions of U and trace metals have been examined to constrain the strength of clay/solute interactions within the Culebra. Uranium solid/liquid distribution ratios, calculated from U concentrations of groundwaters and consanguineous fracture-filling clays, range from {approximately}80 to 800 m{ell}/g and imply retardation factors of 60 to 500 using a fracture-flow model. Retardation factors inferred from uranium-series disequilibria and {sup 14}C ages in Culebra groundwaters alone are much lower ({approximately}10), implying that clays may contain a significant unreactive component of U. Such a possibility is corroborated by Rb/Sr ages; these imply long-term stability of the clays,with resetting occurring more than 250 Ma ago. Factor analysis and mass-balance calculations suggest, however, that Mg-rich clays are dissolving in Pleistocene-age groundwaters and/or are converting to Na-rich smectites, and that B and Li are taken up from the water by the clays. Apparently, the solution chemistry reflects gradual equilibration of clays with groundwater, but thus far the bulk of the clays remain structurally intact. Measurements of the distribution of U in the Culebra will be more meaningful if the inert and exchangeable components of the U content of the clays can be quantified. 26 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Final Report

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    Webb, Robert C.; Kamon, Teruki; Toback, David; Safonov, Alexei; Dutta, Bhaskar; Dimitri, Nanopoulos; Pope, Christopher; White, James

    2013-11-18

    Overview The High Energy Physics Group at Texas A&M University is submitting this final report for our grant number DE-FG02-95ER40917. This grant has supported our wide range of research activities for over a decade. The reports contained here summarize the latest work done by our research team. Task A (Collider Physics Program): CMS & CDF Profs. T. Kamon, A. Safonov, and D. Toback co-lead the Texas A&M (TAMU) collider program focusing on CDF and CMS experiments. Task D: Particle Physics Theory Our particle physics theory task is the combined effort of Profs. B. Dutta, D. Nanopoulos, and C. Pope. Task E (Underground Physics): LUX & NEXT Profs. R. Webb and J. White(deceased) lead the Xenon-based underground research program consisting of two main thrusts: the first, participation in the LUX two-phase xenon dark matter search experiment and the second, detector R&D primarily aimed at developing future detectors for underground physics (e.g. NEXT and LZ).

  19. Microsoft Word - FINAL news release EOC Level 1 activation - weather

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    Activated on Limited Basis CARLSBAD, N.M., 12/29/2015 1:26 PM (MT) - At approximately, 9 a.m. Mountain Time, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) announced a Level 1 activation to support coordination of resources needed to safely restore normal operations at WIPP due to the recent severe snow storm in southeast New Mexico. The icy and snow packed road conditions have made road conditions difficult for the workforce to commute to the WIPP site. Resources are

  20. WIPP News Releases

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    3 News Releases December 18 CBFO Selects Quality Assurance Director Click on photo below for larger image. December 2 Carlsbad Field Office Deputy Manager Selected Click on photo...

  1. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    List Annual Report Submittals Transmittal of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Geotechnical Analysis Report dated October 30, 2015 Submittal of Acceptable Knowledge...

  2. WIPP News Releases - 2001

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    L. Scott to Lead New Border Technology Program June 21 Hoffman Joins Safety Management Elite June 6 DOE to Hold Meetings on Proposed Permit Modification Regarding Centralized...

  3. WIPP News Releases - 1999

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    ... RH waste is handled with remote-controlled machinery to protect the workers from potential ... We've seen mixed signals from stakeholders and technical experts alike on how to best get ...

  4. WIPP News Releases - 2000

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    Mine Safety Award For Exceptional Underground Operations October 4 Lawrence O. "Larry" Bailey, Jr., Joins Carlsbad Field Office as Deputy Manager October 4 George T. Basabilvazo...

  5. WIPP - CBFO Accelerating Cleanup

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    more information, access DOE Environmental Management site at: http://www.em.doe.gov/closure/ For more information regarding the Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure, contact Freida Huckeba at (505) 234-7315. Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure (PtC) This document has been provided to you in PDF format. Please install Adobe Acrobat Reader before accessing these documents. For your convenience, each section of this document contains a Table of Contents complete with internal links. Just

  6. WIPP Documents - Transportation

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    Transportation

  7. WIPP Faciliy Locations

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  8. WIPP - Frequently Requested Records

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    Reports FOIA Public Reading FacilitiesElectronic Reading Facilities FOIA Requester Service Centers and FOIA Public Liaisons FOIA Reading Room FOIA Requests Received and...

  9. WIPP ACO 120614.pdf

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  10. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

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    the Idaho National LaboratoryCentral Characterization Project Remote-Handled Waste Visual Examination Process, Audit A-10-03, dated November 24, 2009 Transmittal of the...

  11. WIPP - Related FOIA Sites

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    FOIA Reading Room DOE Headquarters FOIA Program Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Information and Privacy Records that have been released in response to multiple written...

  12. DOE-WIPP.pdf

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  14. Overview - WIPP Effluent Monitoring

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    ... In the event of an external power failure, an uninterruptible power supply provides sufficient power to operate all FASs for approximately 30 minutes. Diesel generators are ...

  15. WIPP - Shipment & Disposal Information

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    5 10,955 GE Vallecitos Nuclear Center 32 44,800 Idaho National Laboratory 5,844 8,132,064 Los Alamos National Laboratory 1,344 459,648 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

  16. COMMODITIES USED BY WIPP

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    ? Architect & other Professional Designs ? Automotive Parts & Accessories, RepairMaintenance Items ? Automotive Shop Equipment & Supplies ? Badges, Emblems, & Lanyards ? Bags,...

  17. WIPP Nuclear Facilities Transparency

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    the safety, security, and legitimate management of nuclear materials." Other Links Yucca Mountain Test Data Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center Dimitrovograd...

  18. WIPP News Releases - 1997

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    ... in the past include Bechtel, Lockheed-Martin, H&R ... sent to WIPPSEIS@battelle.org, or by facsimile to ... The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site plans to ...

  19. WIPP - Related Links

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    Related Links Categories Project Participants TRU Waste Sites Oversight Other Related Links Project Participants US Department of Energy - Albuquerque Operations Office US Department of Energy - Headquarters Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC Los Alamos National Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories Portage - Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor Skylla Engineering SM Stoller Corporation L&M Technologies, Inc. Transuranic Back to top Waste Sites Argonne National Laboratory

  20. WIPP Documents - Federal Regulations

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    Federal Regulations 40 CFR Part 191 Environmental radiation protection standards for management and disposal of spent nuclear fuel, high-level and transuranic radioactive wastes. 40 CFR Part 194 Criteria for the certification and re-certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with the 40 CFR Part 191 disposal regulations.

  1. WIPP Documents - Other

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    Other Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure The Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office's proposed approach to cleaning up and closing transuranic waste storage sites. August 2004 Solid Waste Management Report Solid Waste Management Unit Activities from May 1, 2004 through July 31, 2004, August 2004 Quarterly Progress Report The Karst and Related Issues at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Dated 6/23/09 Pioneering Nuclear Waste Disposal DOE/CAO-00-3124, Feb. 2000 Documents the 40-plus year

  2. WIPP News Releases - 1998

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    ... or, in Hedin's case, who oversee a facility's power systems. ... their employees. "Star" status is the highest level that ... disposal of spent fuel from Romania's Cernovoda reactors. ...

  3. WIPP - Public Reading Facilities

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    P.O. Box 5800 MS 0731 Albuquerque, NM 87185-0731 (505) 844-2776 Sandra "Sandy" Halliday sdhalli@sandia.gov Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm U.S. Environment...

  4. WIPP Hosts Stakeholder Workshop

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    . From L to R: NM State Representative Cathrynn Brown, NM State Representative Jim Townsend, Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco and NM State Senator Carroll Leavell take...

  5. WIPP News Releases - 1995

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    1990 estimates were made; Legislative changes since 1990, such as the Land Withdrawal Act of 1992, and any changes that may be enacted by the 104th Congress; Changes in the...

  6. Microsoft Word - RFP505545 - Temp Services Personnel FINAL- R2

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    on behalf of the Subcontractor. 6.07 Subcontractor and Sub-tier Subcontractor Fitness for Duty Prior to beginning work at the WIPP Site, the Skeen-Whitlock Building, or other...

  7. Microsoft Word - Final Release of Two Photos and Captions for...

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    DOE- DRMMYY Photos of New WIPP Transportation Exhibit's Debut At the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History CARLSBAD, N.M., November 9, 2011- Photo 1 caption: A visitor...

  8. Microsoft Word - 07-0266mpn ltr to Zappe Final Report for A-07...

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    of the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit. The report contains the results of the certification audit and addresses the services that the CEMRCCCP will perform, including...

  9. Microsoft Word - EOC Deactivation News Release rev. 1 3.20.15 FINAL

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    Deactivated CARLSBAD, N.M., 3/23/2015 4:03 PM (MST) - The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been deactivated after it was determined that an event located within the 16-square mile WIPP Land Withdrawal Area (LWA) had no impact on WIPP operations. At about 1:45 p.m. (MST) today, the WIPP EOC was activated as a precautionary measure after a natural gas pipeline over-pressurized and vented about 420 gallons of mixed liquid natural gas. The event occurred

  10. Microsoft Word - ARRA INVESTMENT RELEASE REVISED FINAL Aug 2

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP USES RECOVERY ACT FUNDING TO REDUCE NUCLEAR WASTE FOOTPRINT CARLSBAD, N.M., August 2, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) reduced the nuclear waste footprint by using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to expedite the clean up of five transuranic (TRU) waste storage sites and to make important infrastructure improvements at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Expediting TRU waste shipments supports DOE's goal to dispose of 90 percent of

  11. Microsoft PowerPoint - Marcinowski - Waste Management (FINAL)

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Update on WIPP, Tank Waste and Other Waste Disposition Frank Marcinowski Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Office of Environmental Management EM SSAB Chairs Fall Meeting - Idaho Falls, ID September 17, 2014 www.energy.gov/EM 2 * WIPP Recovery Update * EM Waste Disposition Updates by Site * Tank Waste Update * LLW/MLLW Disposal Update * Waste Disposition Map Planning Discussion Topics www.energy.gov/EM 3 February 5th Truck Fire: * All operations at the repository ceased following

  12. Final environmental impact statement. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared this document as environmental input to future decisions regarding the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which would include the disposal of transuranic waste, as currently authorized. The alternatives covered in this document are the following: (1) Continue storing transuranic (TRU) waste at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) as it is now or with improved confinement. (2) Proceed with WIPP at the Los Medanos site in southeastern New Mexico, as currently authorized. (3) Dispose of TRU waste in the first available repository for high-level waste. The Los Medanos site would be investigated for its potential suitability as a candidate site. This is administration policy and is the alternative preferred by the DOE. (4) Delay the WIPP to allow other candidate sites to be evaluated for TRU-waste disposal. This environmental impact statement is arranged in the following manner: Chapter 1 is an overall summary of the analysis contained in the document. Chapters 2 and 4 set forth the objectives of the national waste-management program and analyze the full spectrum of reasonable alternatives for meeting these objectives, including the WIPP. Chapter 5 presents the interim waste-acceptance criteria and waste-form alternatives for the WIPP. Chapters 6 through 13 provide a detailed description and environmental analysis of the WIPP repository and its site. Chapter 14 describes the permits and approvals necessary for the WIPP and the interactions that have taken place with Federal, State, and local authorities, and with the general public in connection with the repository. Chapter 15 analyzes the many comments received on the DEIS and tells what has been done in this FEIS in response. The appendices contain data and discussions in support of the material in the text.

  13. Final EIS Volume 3

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Volume 3 Final Environmental Impact Statement for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center DOE/EIS-0226 January 2010 The West Valley Site Comment Response Document Final Environmental Impact Statement for AVAILABILITY OF THE FINAL EIS FOR DECOMMISSIONING AND/OR LONG- TERM STEWARDSHIP AT THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AND WESTERN NEW YORK NUCLEAR SERVICE CENTER For further information on this Final

  14. WY Final EA DRAFT

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Final Environmental Assessment Wallooskee-Youngs Confluence Restoration Project Bonneville Power Administration DOE/EA-1974 July 2015 This document is the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Wallooskee-Youngs Confluence Restoration Project. This document has been prepared as an abbreviated Final EA because there have been no substantial changes to the proposed action, alternatives, or environmental analysis presented in the Draft EA. This abbreviated Final EA provides changes

  15. Microsoft Word - FINAL Transportation Award.doc

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AWARDS CONTRACT FOR TRANSURANIC WASTE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Carlsbad, NM, March 14, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to CAST Specialty Transportation of Henderson, Colorado valued at $96.7M to provide transportation services for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This notification is for the first of two contracts to be awarded for these services. The second award will be announced separately at a later date. "These

  16. National Science Bowl Finals

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2010-09-01

    National Science Bowl finals and awards at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Monday 5/3/2010

  17. DOE Final Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hinzman, Larry D.; Long, James; Newby, Greg B.

    2014-01-08

    This final report contains a summary of work accomplished in the establishment of a Climate Data Center at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

  18. Final Project Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wang, Qiang; Dandy, David S.

    2015-05-15

    This is the final technical report of the DOE project DE-FG02-07ER46448 awarded to Colorado State University.

  19. Final EIS Volume 2

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Volume 2 Final Environmental Impact Statement for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center DOE/EIS-0226 January 2010 The West Valley Site (Appendices A through R) AVAILABILITY OF THE FINAL EIS FOR DECOMMISSIONING AND/OR LONG- TERM STEWARDSHIP AT THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AND WESTERN NEW YORK NUCLEAR SERVICE CENTER For further information on this Final EIS, or to request a copy of the EIS or

  20. Microsoft Word - 01-3199 Rev 6 Final w_o signature

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP 01-3199 Recertification Project Plan Revision 6 February 2013 This document supersedes DOE/WIPP 01-3199, Revision 5. U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office 2 Recertification Project Plan Revision 6 February 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office //signature on file// 02/14/2013 Jose R. Franco / Date Manager, Carlsbad Field Office Recertification Project Plan DOE/WIPP 01-3199, Rev. 6 3 This document has been submitted as required to: U.S. Department of Energy Office of