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  1. WIPP Transportation (FINAL)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant U.S. Department Of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established an elaborate system for safely transporting transuranic, or TRU, radioactive waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for permanent disposal, or between generator sites. The waste is transported 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

  2. Why WIPP (FINAL)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WHY WIPP? Waste Isolation Pilot Plant U.S. Department Of Energy Transuranic, or TRU waste began accumulating in the 1940s with the beginning of the nation!s nuclear defense program. As early as the 1950s, the National Academy of Sciences recommended deep disposal of long- lived TRU radioactive wastes in geologically stable formations, such as deep salt beds. Sound environmental practices and strict regulations require such wastes to be isolated to protect human health and the environment. Bedded

  3. WIPP SEIS-II - Main Menu

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Disposal Phase Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, click on the corresponding box. NOTE Volume III, the Comment Response Document, contains links to original comments...

  4. DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  5. Final - WIPP Honored at Sustainable Business Summit 2013

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  6. Microsoft PowerPoint - WIPP Recovery Workshop_Final

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP Recovery Workshop U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant January 14, 2015 1 Agenda * Introduction and Workshop Objective * WIPP Recovery Approach * Interim Performance Measurement Baseline * WIPP Recovery Project Summary Level Schedule * Questions and Answers 2 Introductions and Workshop Objective * Introductions * The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for a detailed discussion of the WIPP Recovery Project Interim Baseline and to address stakeholder questions

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  8. 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,

  9. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  10. WIPP UPDATE: December 18, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  12. Microsoft Word - DOE-WIPP-02-3122-REV8.0-FINAL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP-02-3122 TRANSURANIC WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT ... CRITERIA FOR THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT Revision 8.0 Effective Date: July 5, 2016 ...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. WIPP Documents

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  17. WIPP Opportunities

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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.

  18. WIPP Transportation

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  19. WIPP - Idaho Impacts | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    WIPP - Idaho Impacts WIPP - Idaho Impacts Presentation from the 2015 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Jack Zimmerman, Deputy Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project, DOE Idaho Operations Office. WIPP - Idaho Impacts (543.4 KB) More Documents & Publications Status of Idaho Transuranic Waste Program EIS-0200-SA-03: Supplement Analysis EIS-0026-S2: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

  20. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  1. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  2. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of Final Audit Report for CBFO Audit A-15-21 of the LANL/CCP dated December 9, 2015 Transmittal of the Final Audit Report for CBFO Audit A-15-18 INL/CCP TRU Waste Characterization and Certification Activities dated December 3, 2015 Final Audit Report for the Argonne National Laboratory Central Characterization Program Recertification Audit A-15-24 dated

  3. WIPP - Related FOIA Sites

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 requests for information under the FOIA or are likely to be requested again: Current Contracts Expired Contracts Other Documents Final opinions made in the adjudication of cases DOE Directives, Regulations, and Standards Other WIPP Related Documents

  4. WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Back to current year news releases 2008 News Releases November 21 WIPP Sets Schedule for Facility Upgrades October 23 New Mexico Environment Department Approves Permit Change for WIPP September 25 WIPP Receives First Shipment From Oak Ridge National Laboratory September 23 Temporary Transportation Route Established for WIPP Shipments September 11 State Renews Groundwater Discharge Permit for WIPP April 10 One Hundred Thousand Nuclear Waste Containers Safely Disposed at WIPP April 8 WIPP Mine

  5. WIPP RCRA Documents menu

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  6. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  7. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  8. WIPP UPDATE: October 21, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 underground facility. Last week, workers inspected the four-ton forklift and performed preventative maintenance so that it could be returned to service. The forklift will support various activities over the next several weeks, including resumption of bolting activities, final waste hoist inspections, and moving equipment

  9. WIPP News & Information

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Fact Sheets Learn about WIPP basics with these educational summaries of popular topics Photo Gallery See photos of the work done at WIPP Video Clips Watch video clips from WIPP A ...

  10. 2009 WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 September 18 WIPP ...

  11. WIPP Privacy Policy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  12. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  13. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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,

  14. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    09 WIPP Stakeholder Information Documents Closure of Underground Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit Submittal of Final Audit Reports Transmittal of the Revised B6 Checklist and Additional Objective Evidence for the Idaho National Laboratory/Central Characterization Project Remote-Handled Waste Visual Examination Process, Audit A-10-03, dated November 24, 2009 Transmittal of the Certification Audit Report for the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Program, dated November 23, 2009 Transmittal of the

  15. Careers at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Careers at WIPP The WIPP team is comprised of multiple organizations with varied methods ... link: http:www.portageinc.comCareersdefault.aspx Los Alamos National ...

  16. WIPP Home Page Search

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

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

  17. WIPP News Releases - 1996

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 News Releases DOE to Hold Public Hearings Next Week in Albuquerque on WIPP SEIS - 12/31/96 DOE to Hold Public Hearings Next Week in Santa Fe on WIPP SEIS - 12/31/96 DOE Announces North Augusta Public Hearing for WIPP SEIS - 12/17/96 DOE Announces Denver Area Public Hearing for WIPP SEIS - 12/17/96 DOE Announces Richland Public Hearing for WIPP SEIS - 12/17/96 DOE Announces Santa Fe Public Hearings for WIPP SEIS - 12/17/96 DOE Announces Boise Public Hearing for WIPP SEIS - 12/17/96 DOE

  18. WIPP Documents - Nuclear Safety

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Nuclear Safety DOE/WIPP-07-3372, Revision 5b, WIPP Documented Safety Analysis Approved April 2016 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 5b, WIPP Technical

  19. WIPP News Releases - 1998

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 News Releases DOE Notifies States and Tribes That First Shipment To WIPP Could Occur as Early as Mid-January - December 18, 1998 International Scientists, Engineers Make Stop in Carlsbad To Tour WIPP, Environmental Monitoring Center - November 19, 1998 WIPP Exercise Termed Success By Utah, DOE Officials - November 16, 1998 WIPP Contractor To Participate In Lea County Procurement Workshop - November 12, 1998 WIPP Crews Complete One Maintenance Project, On Schedule to Finish Second by

  20. Hi-Res WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  1. WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  3. 2014 WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  4. WIPP Information Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  5. WIPP Projects Interative Map

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  6. WIPP Recovery Information

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  7. WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 News Releases December 21 WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From 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 Field Office Manager Selected November 9 WIPP Receives Top Safety Award November 9 Photos of New WIPP Transportation Exhibit's Debut at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Click on photos below for larger images. November 2

  8. WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 below for larger image. September 20 WIPP Management and Operating Contractor Recognized for Continuous Safety Performance Click on photo below for larger image. September 18 WIPP Receives Top Mine Safety Award September 18 WIPP Honored for Sustainability August 2 WIPP Employee Inducted Into Mine Rescue Hall of Fame -

  9. WIPP News Releases - 2005

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 November 23 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 October 7 DOE Awards WIPP Independent Oversight Contract August 11 DOE Awards Technical Assistance Contract to Support Carlsbad

  10. WIPP News Releases - 2006

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Back to current year news releases 2006 News 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 Issues Permit for Remote-Handled Waste at WIPP September 11 WIPP receives 5,000th shipment March 29 DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Receives EPA Recertification

  11. WIPP News Releases - 1995

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 News Releases Westinghouse WID Earns DOE Quality Award - 11/08/95 DOE Accelerates WIPP Schedule - 10/20/95 WIPP Celebrates National Quality Month - 10/13/95 Assistant DOE Secretary Transfers WIPP Technology - 10/10/95 DOE Extends EIS Public Comment Period - 10/06/95 DOE Closes Underground Experimental Area - 09/28/95 SEIS Meetings Held For WIPP - 09/12/95 Lee Named Deputy GM For Westinghouse WID - 08/25/95 WIPP Transportation System At Trade Show - 07/11/95 Technology Transfer - 07/07/95

  12. WIPP Documents - Environmental Management and Sustainability

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Management and Sustainability WIPP Environmental Policy Statement DOE/WIPP 04-3310, Rev 6 Environmental Management System Description DOE/WIPP-05-3318, Rev 6 WIPP Site Sustainability Plan DOE/WIPP-14-3542

  13. WIPP - Pioneering Nuclear Waste Disposal

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  14. WIPP Documents - Environmental Monitoring

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Monitoring Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement DOE/WIPP 99-3119 Rev. 8 Effective date: 10/2014 Discharge Permit Renewal, DP-831, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, July 29, 2014 Overview of the WIPP Effluent Monitoring Program - technical paper Provides an overview of the effluent air monitoring activities at WIPP. The Effluent Monitoring Program is designed to comply with the EPA radiation protection standards for management and storage of

  15. WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  16. WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 Recertification October 7 WIPP Receives 9,000th Shipment September 7 Carlsbad Field Office Manager Transition July 2 DOE Awards Technical Assistance Contract for Carlsbad Field Office June 14 WIPP Completes California Sites Cleanup May 3 DOE Extends Management and Operations Contract at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant May 3 DOE

  17. WIPP News Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 Protection Program Award Click on photo below for larger image. October 17 WIPP Employees Among Honorees for Nuclear Footprint Reduction October 3 DOE Exceeds 2012 TRU Waste Cleanup Goal at Los Alamos National Laboratory September 19 DOE Awards Grant to New Mexico Environment Department for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

  18. WIPP News Releases - 2007

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Back to current year news releases 2007 News Releases November 29 Vernon Daub Named Carlsbad Field Office Deputy Manager October 10 100th WIPP Quarterly Meeting continues tradition of consultation and cooperation with state September 27 WIPP Transportation Services 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 (Photo available) July 19 BBWI Sends Non-Certified Drum to

  19. Prestart Activities Continue at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    waste handling personnel review a procedure as part of prestart activities at WIPP. WIPP UPDATE: June 22, 2016 Prestart Activities Continue at WIPP Prestart activities are continuing at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as employees verify and validate operating procedures in preparation for resuming transuranic waste emplacement operations at WIPP. On June 1 WIPP workers began the phase of prestart activities referred to as Cold Operations. Cold Operations includes verifying adequacy of

  20. 2016 WIPP Stakeholder Information Page

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 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-16-01 of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project dated September 6, 2016 Transmittal of Final Report for CBFO Audit A-16-19 of the LANL/CCP dated August 9, 2016 Transmittal of Final Report for CBFO Audit A-16-15 of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Central Characterization Program dated July 26, 2016

  1. WIPP Recovery Progress

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    At the March 25, 2015 Board meeting J. R. Stroble CBFO, Provided Information on the Status of the Recovery Effort at the WIPP Site.

  2. WIPP UPDATE: September 19, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all 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...

  3. WIPP UPDATE: May 14, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    release, WIPP personnel are also upgrading WIPP safety programs and addressing issues identified by federal accident investigators following the fire and radiological event. ...

  4. WIPP Firefighters Complete Fire Training

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 24, 2016 WIPP Firefighters Complete Fire Training Members of the WIPP fire department recently participated in Live Fire Training at the Permian Basin Regional Training Center ...

  5. WIPP Documents - EPA Certification

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  6. WIPP News Releases - 2002

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 News Releases September 30 Westinghouse Earns Mine Safety Award for 16th Consecutive Year July 9 Westinghouse TRU Solutions LLC Earns Corporate Award For Air Monitoring Initiative April 12 WIPP 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

  7. Empty WIPP truck overturns

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  8. WIPP News Releases - 1997

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1997 News Releases Joe Skeen, Louis Whitlock and Wendell Weart Honored As New DOE Carlsbad Area Office Dedicated - 12/16/97 WIPP Transportation Exercise Termed A Success - 12/10/97 Decades-Old Quest to Open the WIPP Is Within the DOE's Grasp - 12/3/97 Statement from Secretary of Energy Federico Peña on Draft Certification of Compliance by the EPA for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - 10/23/97 Westinghouse Legal Counsel Gloria J. Barnes Admitted to New Mexico Bar Association - 10/17/97 WIPP Mine

  9. WIPP News Releases - 2001

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 News Releases December 17 Westinghouse Earns Safety Excellence Award December 10 See How We Run - At WIPP, We Really Mean Business December 5 DOE, Westinghouse to Partner with NMJC To Train Radiological and Waste Handling Technicians November 20 What is T2ED.com, and Why Are People Going There? October 23 Best Seller Cites Westinghouse Safety Culture at WIPP As "World-Wide Standard" October 15 WIPP Mine Rescue Team Sweeps Southeast Missouri Competition October 3 Westinghouse Again

  10. WIPP - Video Clips

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  11. WIPP Nitrate Updates 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Plant EPA I.D. Number: NM4890139088-TSDF WIPP Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan Implementation Update, December 23, 2014 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant EPA I.D. ...

  12. WIPP Nitrate Updates 2015

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Plant EPA I.D. Number: NM4890139088-TSDF WIPP Nitrate Salt Bearing Waste Container Isolation Plan Implementation Update, July 16, 2015 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant EPA I.D. ...

  13. WIPP News Releases - 2004

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 15 DOE Looks at New Shipping Package for WIPP Use March 10 Carlsbad Field Office Employee to Serve in Iraq January 26 Workforce Restructuring Announced at Waste Isolation ...

  14. WIPP AIB Report

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all 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...

  15. WIPP - Fact Sheets

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Karst and Related Issues at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - A paper addressing the issue of karst at WIPP by Dr. Lokesh...

  16. Science @WIPP: Underground Laboratory

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP Underground Laboratory Double Beta Decay Dark Matter Biology Repository Science Renewable Energy Underground Laboratory The deep geologic repository at WIPP provides an ideal environment for experiments in many scientific disciplines, including particle astrophysics, waste repository science, mining technology, low radiation dose physics, fissile materials accountability and transparency, and deep geophysics. The designation of the Carlsbad Department of Energy office as a "field"

  17. WIPP Opportunities - Procurement

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  18. WIPP News Releases - 2003

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 News Releases December 18 50,000 Containers Safety Disposed at WIPP 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 February 18 TRU Solutions Announces $20,500 in Scholarships For Eddy and Lea County Students January 14 Washington TRU Solutions LLC Announces New Name and New General Manager

  19. WIPP Update 5_15_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  20. WIPP Activates Emergency Operations Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  1. Microsoft Word - WIPP9000.docx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    88221 Fo WIPP r October 7 (WIPP) rec arking an cold war. nt mileston RU waste PP team ha ctive of the pment, wh PP at abou aste Treatm half of the IPP has re RU waste s Environm...

  2. WIPP Employee Inducted Into Mine Rescue Hall of Fame - WIPP Teams...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  3. Science@WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all 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

  4. WIPP - Photo Gallery

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  5. WIPP Ends Safety Pause

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 28, 2016 WIPP Ends Safety Pause A safety pause, declared by Nuclear Waste Partnership in response to air quality issues in two remote areas of the WIPP underground, was ended and normal work in these areas has resumed. The pause began February 22 after workers detected elevated levels of carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in two areas at extreme ends of the underground. The pause allowed time to thoroughly investigate each event while work in un-impacted portions of the

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  7. EIS-0026-S: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, New Mexico

  8. WIPP UPDATE: April 6, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 Scheduled April 9 - WIPP update to Carlsbad Rotary Club at 12 p.m. Location: Stevens Inn, 1829 S. Canal St. April 10 - Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway and DOE will co-host a Town Hall meeting Thursday, April 10, featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities. The town hall meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at the

  9. COMMODITIES USED BY WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    COMMODITIES USED BY WIPP ? Abrasives ? Acoustical Tile, Insulating, & Supplies ? Air Compressors & Accessories ? Architect & other Professional Designs ? Automotive Parts & Accessories, Repair/Maintenance Items ? Automotive Shop Equipment & Supplies ? Badges, Emblems, & Lanyards ? Bags, Bagging & Ties ? Barrels, Drums, Kegs & Containers ? Bearings ? Belts & Belting ? Builders Supplies ? Building Construction Services, Supplies & Materials ? Building

  10. WIPP Status Update | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    WIPP Status Update WIPP Status Update Presentation from the 2016 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Todd Shrader, Manager, DOE Carlsbad Field Office. WIPP Status Update (3.58 MB) More Documents & Publications Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Status Update September 2016 Resuming Operations at WIPP EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery

  11. Status Update on WIPP Restart

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Waste Handling and Radiological Control personnel discuss a waste handling procedure during a recent Cold Operations training evolution. WIPP UPDATE: July 15, 2016 Status Update on WIPP Restart Workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are now well into the second month of Cold Operations at the facility and while significant progress has been made, much remains to be accomplished in order to meet the December 2016 projected timeframe for restarting transuranic waste operations. In

  12. The WIPP Underground Ventilation System

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    , 2014 The WIPP Underground Ventilation System Since February, there has been considerable coverage about the WIPP Underground Ventilation System. On February 14, the ventilation system worked as designed, protecting human health and the environment. In normal exhaust mode, 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 underground facility, located 2,150 feet below the

  13. WIPP - Joint Information Center

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  14. WIPP News Releases - 1999

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    9 News Releases DOE's Barbara Smith Returns to Carlsbad -- December 13 Nine WIPP Employees Taken to Hospital as Precaution Following Acid Spill -- December 8 Project Management Institute Certifies Stan Sims As Project Management Professional -- December 8 Project Management Institute Certifies Gary Young As Project Management Professional -- December 8 Project Management Institute Certifies Bo Bowen As Project Management Professional -- November 30 Westinghouse Names Norman Bowering Manager of

  15. WIPP UPDATE: July 11, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  16. WIPP UPDATE: June 18, 2015

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  17. WIPP UPDATE: April 7, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  18. WIPP UPDATE: May 28, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    plans key for WIPP recovery effort The Accident Investigation Board issued a report in ... The Accident Investigation Board also issued an initial report related to the February 14 ...

  19. WIPP UPDATE: April 21, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  20. WIPP UPDATE: September 23, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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. ...

  1. WIPP UPDATE: May 8, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

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

  2. WIPP UPDATE: October 3, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  3. WIPP UPDATE: April 17, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  4. WIPP Receives Top Safety Award

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received top accolades from New Mexico's leading mining ... contractor, for receiving the New Mexico Mining Association (NMMA) and New Mexico BMS ...

  5. WIPP UPDATE: May 7, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  6. Safety Enhancements Continue at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2014 Safety Enhancements Continue at WIPP The Accident Investigation Board report for the underground ... The site developed an Executive Safety and Quality Review Board to ensure ...

  7. WIPP UPDATE: August 26, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  8. WIPP UPDATE: June 13, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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....

  9. WIPP - Information on Proposed Permit Modifications

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit RCRA Proposed Permit Modifications (Drafts) Fact Sheets Public Notices Please forward comments to the following email address: Draft.ModificationResponse@. These Documents are NOT FINAL and have not been formally submitted to the permitting authority for approval. These Documents are subject to future change at the discretion of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE welcomes and encourages technical as well as general comments from members of the

  10. Video Highlights Accomplishments, Path Forward for WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 17, 2016 Video Highlights Accomplishments, Path Forward for WIPP Participants at the ... As part of the update, WIPP's leadership team showed a short video that provides key ...

  11. WIPP Receives 500th Waste Shipment

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  12. WIPP Receives New Emergency Response Vehicle

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  13. Resuming Operations at WIPP | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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. Resuming Operations at WIPP (1.21 MB) More Documents & Publications Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Status Update September 2016 WIPP Status Update Chairs Meeting - August

  14. Appendix DATA Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all 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

  15. 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 PDF icon Texas Department of State Health Services - WIPP Program ...

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Monitoring Program Ensures Worker Safety1

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  17. Actinide Solubility and Speciation in the WIPP

    SciTech Connect

    Reed, Donald T.

    2015-11-02

    The presentation begins with the role and need for nuclear repositories (overall concept, international updates (Sweden, Finland, France, China), US approach and current status), then moves on to the WIPP TRU repository concept (design, current status--safety incidents of February 5 and 14, 2014, path forward), and finally considers the WIPP safety case: dissolved actinide concentrations (overall approach, oxidation state distribution and redox control, solubility of actinides, colloidal contribution and microbial effects). The following conclusions are set forth: (1) International programs are moving forward, but at a very slow and somewhat sporadic pace. (2) In the United States, the Salt repository concept, from the perspective of the long-term safety case, remains a viable option for nuclear waste management despite the current operational issues/concerns. (3) Current model/PA prediction (WIPP example) are built on redundant conservatisms. These conservatisms are being addressed in the ongoing and future research to fill existing data gaps--redox control of plutonium by Fe(0, II), thorium (analog) solubility studies in simulated brine, contribution of intrinsic and biocolloids to the mobile concentration, and clarification of microbial ecology and effects.

  18. Sandia WIPP calibration traceability

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  19. WIPP_Marks_12_Years

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Marks 12 Years of Operations CARLSBAD, N.M., March 28, 2011 - On Saturday, March 26, 2011, ... It has now been 12 years since WIPP received its first shipment of transuranic (TRU) ...

  20. WIPP Celebrates 14th Anniversary

    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.

  1. WIPP Receives 200th Shipment

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  2. WIPP Project Records Management Handbook

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Records Management Handbook provides the WIPP Project Records Management personnel with a tool to use to fulfill the requirements of the WIPP Records Program and direct their actions in the important area of records management. The handbook describes the various project areas involved in records management, and how they function. The handbook provides the requirements for Record Coordinators and Master Record Center (MRC) personnel to follow in the normal course of file management, records scheduling, records turnover, records disposition, and records retrieval. More importantly, the handbook provides a single reference which encompasses the procedures set fourth in DOE Order 1324.2A, Records Disposition'' ASME NQA-1, Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities'' and DOE-AL 5700.6B, General Operations Quality Assurance.'' These documents dictate how an efficient system of records management will be achieved on the WIPP Project.

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 (Letter WIPP) NNMCAB Correspondence 2013-04 (Letter WIPP) Letter of thanks to WIPP facility for the outstanding tour of the Facility. Correspondence 2013-04 - Letter WIPP - November 11, 2013 (74.7

  4. Radiological Monitoring Continues at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  5. WIPP UPDATE: January 21, 2016

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all 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

  6. WIPP UPDATE: November 4, 2016

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 4, 2016 Rock Fall Confirmed in Panel 7, Room 4 A team consisting of geotechnical staff, radiological control personnel, members of the mine rescue team and a representative from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground earlier today to determine the location and extent of a rock fall (See Nov. 3 WIPP Update) that was believed to have occurred late yesterday in Panel 7. Results of the investigation concluded that a

  7. WIPP WASTE MINIMIZATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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,

  8. 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  9. WIPP | Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Photos and Videos Videos Re-Entry and Other Video Mitigating Contamination - March 11, 2015 As seen in this video, WIPP teams are utilizing a fresh waster spray to mitigate the contamination in the WIPP underground. The water spray is applied to the walls of the mine causing the contamination to be trapped within the salt rock. Project Reach Video - January 26, 2015 Project Reach, a 90-foot composite boom equipped with high resolution video equipment, was specifically designed and built to

  10. WIPP | Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    0/13/16 WIPP Home Page About WIPP Contact Us Search Town Hall Meetings October 13, 2016 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides Salt Closure Video Scaling Video August 4, 2016 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides June 2, 2016 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides April 7, 2016 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides January 7, 2016 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides October 29, 2015 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides September 3, 2015 Town Hall Meeting Presentation Slides August 6, 2015 Town

  11. Appendix DATA Attachment A: WIPP Borehole Update

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  12. First Savannah River Shipment Arrives At WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    First Savannah River Site Shipment Arrives At WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., May 10, 2001 - The U.S. ... from DOE's Savannah River Site has arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). ...

  13. WIPP Receives Waste Characterized With Mobile System

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    arrived Saturday (April 6) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The shipment came to WIPP from DOE's Savannah River Site in South Carolina. ...

  14. WIPP Site By The Numbers August 2015

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    0 ft. By the Numbers The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a Department of Energy facility designed to safely isolate defense- related transuranic (TRU) waste from people and the environment. WIPP, which began waste disposal operations in 1999, is located 26 miles outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Waste temporarily stored at sites around the country is shipped to WIPP and permanently disposed in rooms mined out of an ancient salt formation below the surface. TRU waste destined for WIPP

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    340 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

  16. 2002 WIPP Environmental Monitoring Plan

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  17. WIPP UPDATE: June 2, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    , 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,

  18. WIPP Driver Makes History, Again

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    CARLSBAD, N.M. - A brand-new shipping package arrived at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during the early evening hours of August 25, but an all-too familiar face was behind the wheel of the vehicle carrying the package.

  19. WIPP 2004 Site Environmental Report

    SciTech Connect

    None, None

    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).

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

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    (NNSA) Announces Plans for WIPP DOE Announces Plans for WIPP Carlsbad, NM The Department of Energy announces that it will dispose of defense-generated transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeastern New Mexico

  1. Department of Energy Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  2. Ground Control Progress Continues at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ground control operations just over a year ago. Ground control is necessary to ensure a safe environment for employees working 2,150 feet below the surface in the WIPP underground. Ground control includes, but is not limited to, installation of steel bolts of various lengths into the roof and walls of the mine. These

  3. Rocky Flats resumes shipments to WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Rocky Flats Resumes Shipments to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., March 11, 2000 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has resumed transuranic radioactive waste shipments from DOE's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). A shipment consisting of 28 drums of transuranic waste today arrived safely at WIPP at 5:07 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time). The truck, carrying two TRUPACT-II (Transuranic Packaging Transporter Model II) shipping containers, departed

  4. WIPP Update 7_28_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 available at the time of the visit, inspectors focused on the surface facilities. Following their inspection, MSHA issued 52 citations for various conditions including general workplace tidiness, exposed electrical wiring and missing safety guards on equipment. Currently, 49 of the citations have been addressed and

  5. DOE/WIPP-13-3507

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  6. CBFO selects Senior WIPP Recovery Manager

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  7. WIPP DNFSB Brief Rev 5

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP Update National TRU Program Improvements Todd Shrader, CBFO Manager Jeff Carswell, Acting Assistant Manager Office of NTP Casey Gadbury, Director Office of Program Management J. R. Stroble, Director NTP Compliance Division August 11, 2016 www.energy.gov/EM 2 Discussion Topics * Key Concepts Ø Governing Documents Ø Data Collection Ø Verification Ø Tracking/Auditing * Program Enhancements Ø Why will future event be prevented? * Roles and Responsibilities * Walk through Roadmap * Way

  8. WIPP UPDATE: June 10, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    0, 2014 Filter replacement activities begin Teams have started work to replace filters in the first of two filter banks that were affected by the underground fire and radiological event that occurred in the WIPP underground. Employees completed the fogging process on June 7 in preparation for the actual replacement. This process involves spraying a fixative that adheres contamination on the filters and reduces the chances of airborne radioactive contamination during the change-out. Community

  9. WIPP UPDATE: June 17, 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  10. WIPP WASTE MINIMIZATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  11. Appendix MON: WIPP Monitoring Programs

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  12. MODIFICATIONS TO THE WIPP PANEL CLOSURE

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Reference Golder Associates Inc. (Golder), 2013. WIPP Panel Closure System- Influence of Steel Bulkhead Resistance to Operational Flow Rates and VOC Concentration, Memorandum from ...

  13. WIPP TRU TeamWorks - Acronym List

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Sciences NCI Information Systems, Inc., the information technology contractor at WIPP NDA Nondestructive assay NDE Nondestructive examination NEPA National Environmental Policy ...

  14. WIPP Attracts International Interest | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... salt taken from the Morsleben mine in Germany. WIPP Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members Participants in the workshops in Germany toured Asse II, one of Germany's two ...

  15. WIPP Hosts All-Hazards Planning Meeting

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 20, 2015 WIPP hosted the first annual All- Hazards, Offsite Interface Briefing ... Center (CEMRC) and URENCO, a uranium enrichment company located near Eunice, New Mexico. ...

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3 17 14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, brought radiological cleanup expertise to WIPP. MJW Corporation provided experts in occupational and radiation medicine and health physics. ...

  17. WIPP First Responders Earn Advanced Training Certifications

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  18. DOE Awards WIPP Independent Oversight Contract

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    of Columbia, Md., to form the "Alliance for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of WIPP Environmental Science and Technology" (AREA WEST) for this contract. AREA WEST will...

  19. WIPP AT WORK | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    AT WORK WIPP AT WORK February 1, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis 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

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

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    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...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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 ...

  2. DOE Issues Request for Information for Potential WIPP Transportation...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Potential WIPP Transportation Services Procurement DOE Issues Request for Information for Potential WIPP Transportation Services Procurement February 4, 2016 - 1:00pm Addthis Media ...

  3. DOE Awards Contract for WIPP Mobile Loading Unit Services | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    WIPP Mobile Loading Unit Services DOE Awards Contract for WIPP Mobile Loading Unit ... awarded a competitive small business contract to Celeritex, LLC, (a Joint Venture ...

  4. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 9_17_15

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  5. Microsoft Word - WIPP ARRA Final Report Cover

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

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

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-02-01

    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.

  7. Successes and Experiences of the WIPP Project

    SciTech Connect

    CHU,MARGARET S. Y.; WEART,WENDELL D.

    2000-09-06

    In May 1998, the US Environmental Agency (EPA) certified the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as being in compliance with all of the applicable regulations governing the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel, high-level waste, and transuranic radioactive waste. The WIPP, a transuranic waste repository, is the first deep geologic repository in the US to have successfully demonstrated regulatory compliance with long-term radioactive waste disposal regulations and be certified to receive wastes. Many lessons were learned throughout the 25-year history of the WIPP--from site selection to the ultimate successful certification. The experiences and lessons learned from the WIPP may be of general interest to other repository programs in the world. The lessons learned include all facets of a repository program: programmatic, managerial, regulatory, technical, and social. This paper addresses critical issues that arose during the 25 years of WIPP history and how they influenced the program.

  8. WIPP - Passive Institutional Controls (PICs)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  9. WIPP Documents - National TRU Program

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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)

  10. WIPP News Release Archives Index

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all 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 1998 News Releases 1997 News Releases 1996 News Releases 1995 News Releases Back to 2007 News Releases If you have any questions regarding the above, contact: Dennis Hurtt, Team Leader Office of Public Affairs DOE, Carlsbad Field Office P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, NM 88221-3090 Phone: 505/234-7327 Fax: 505/234-7025 E-mail:

  11. EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery Presentation from the 2016 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Frank Marcinowski, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory & Policy Affairs. EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery (1015.93 KB) More Documents & Publications Welcome - Opening Remarks Agenda for the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop Resuming Operations at WIPP

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Presentation WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Presentation This presentation contains information on WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions. WIPP Weatherization: Common Errors and Innovative Solutions (3.58 MB) More Documents & Publications Common Errors and Innovative Solutions Transcript Building America Best Practices Series, Vol. 10 - Retrofit Techniques

  13. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 7_5_16 .docx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Several members of the WIPP Mine Rescue Team simulate rescuing two injured underground workers during last week's emergency exercise. WIPP UPDATE: July 6, 2016 Annual Exercise Tests WIPP Emergency Response Capabilities The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) recently held its annual full-scale exercise to demonstrate employees' overall capability to recognize, respond, and mitigate any emergency situation that might occur at WIPP. On June 22, more than 100 external evaluators assessed the

  14. Students gain work experience at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 of the Westinghouse Waste Isolation Division and Day & Zimmermann, LLC at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Six students from Carlsbad High School and four students from Loving High School are participating in the 1999-2000 WIPP Shadow Program. A "shadow" is a student who teams up with an employee

  15. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Officials Visit WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Officials Visiting Carlsbad for WIPP Training CARLSBAD, N.M., June 12, 2012- Photo caption: Two Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT) officials are visiting the Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, June 12-13, 2012, for emergency response training provided by WIPP. They were greeted on arrival at the CBFO, which has a cooperative agreement with the SBT, in-town offices and paused for a photo.

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Training Program.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    EDUCATION PROGRAM W a s t e I s o l a t i o n P i l o t P l a n t U . S . D e p a r t m e n t O f E n e r g y The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP) has trained more than 32,000 emergency response professionals along WIPP routes since 1988. The training courses sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) focuses on all emergency responders who may potentially respond to accidents involving WIPP waste shipments. The following classes address incident command, caring for accident victims

  17. WIPP Status Report Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Status Report Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Page 1 of 3 Report Statistics 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 (As Of): 06/20/2015 Include Detail: No WIPP Status Report REPORT, WEEKLY June 24, 2015 7:29 AM Page 2 of 3 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant As of 06/20/15 SHIPMENTS and VOLUME RECEIVED AT WIPP Site Last Week (06/07/15- 06/13/15) Current Week (06/14/15-

  18. WIPP Mine Rescue Team Wins, Retires Trophy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  19. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visits WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  20. WIPP Update 5_09_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    To date, WIPP has determined that the radiological release was not the result of a partial roof collapse in the mine or a bolt falling from the roof and puncturing a container. ...

  1. DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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. WIPP Takes Second in Mine Rescue Competition

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  3. WIPP Installs Underground Personnel Notification and Tracking...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Plant (WIPP) that allows for two-way communication for both talk and text, audible and ... In addition to providing two- way communication between the underground and the surface, ...

  4. False Radiological Alarm in WIPP Underground

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  5. WIPP Interim Ventilation System Continues to Progress

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  6. Microsoft Word - DOE Approves WIPP Workforce Plan

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Field Office Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 Media Contact: Bradley Bugger U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7309 www.wipp.energy.gov...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 Media Contact: Bradley Bugger U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7309 www.wipp.energy.gov - 2 -...

  8. DOE Announces New WIPP Tour Schedule

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    is being developed for visitor viewing at the Skeen-Whitlock Building, 4021 National Parks Highway in Carlsbad. Anyone interested in scheduling a tour of WIPP is encouraged to...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  10. WIPP Satellite Tracking System Relocates to Carlsbad

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 announced that effective December 2, the DOE Transportation Tracking and Communication System (TRANSCOM) is fully staffed and operational in Carlsbad, N.M. The TRANSCOM system, previously based in Albuquerque, N.M, is used to track transuranic waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad and other DOE

  11. WIPP TRU TeamWorks - About Us

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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.

  12. 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

  13. 2004 WIPP Compliance Recertification Application - INDEX

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  14. 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

  15. 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 EPA’s 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.

  16. Sampling Report for August 15, 2014 WIPP Samples

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    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 ...

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

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    UNCLASSIFIED iii Table of Contents WIPP Panel 7 Sampling May-June, 2014 ... 15 LLNL-TR-667001 Section 1 WIPP Panel 7 Sampling May-June, 2014 1. Summary of ...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 ... the DOE-owned Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) water line to the city of Carlsbad. ...

  20. 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. leveraging_resources_webinar.pdf (2.09 MB)

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

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for

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    Environmental Excellence | Department of Energy Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence April 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill, (575) 234-7270 U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office www.wipp.energy.gov CARLSBAD, N.M., April 30, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recognized by the

  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. WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administration |

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    (NNSA) WIPP Receives First Shipment WIPP Receives First Shipment Carlsbad, NM After more than two decades of political, legal, and bureaucratic delays, the first truckload of radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory arrives at the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeastern New Mexico, 26 miles east of Carlsbad

  7. 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

  8. ISSUED DOE/WIPP-16-3572

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    DOE/WIPP-16-3572 Revision 0 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2015 U.S. Department of Energy September 2016 ISSUED DOE/WIPP-16-3572 Revision 0 Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2015 U.S. Department of Energy September 2016 Prepared by: //signature on file// Date: 10/07/16 Anderson Ward, Ph.D. Site Regulatory Specialist Carlsbad Field Office Aprpoved by: //signature on file// Date: 10/07/16 George T. Basabilvazo Director, Office of

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Backup Power Installed for WIPP EOC

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    22, 2016 Backup Power Installed for WIPP EOC The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will soon have guaranteed operation in the event of a power outage. A 1,250-kilowatt diesel generator is being installed at the Skeen-Whitlock Building, the location of the EOC. The generator is designed to automatically start when a disruption in power is detected. While the primary purpose of the generator is to ensure emergency response capabilities for the EOC in the event

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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.

  14. 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, ...

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

  17. 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

  18. DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    (WIPP) Transportation Services Procurement | Department of Energy Final Request for Proposal for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transportation Services Procurement DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transportation Services Procurement July 14, 2016 - 1:00pm Addthis Media Contact: Bill Taylor, 575-234-7591 Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Final Request

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  20. 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,

  1. Rock Fall Causes Precautionary Evacuation of WIPP Underground

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    November 3, 2016 Rock Fall Causes Precautionary Evacuation of WIPP Underground Employees evacuated the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground around 2:30 p.m. (MT) today in response to a reported rock fall. There were no injuries and no release of radiological contamination. Employees working in the area of Panel 7 in the WIPP underground reported a loud noise and observed salt dust indicating a possible rock fall. The employees reported the incident to the Central Monitoring Room (CMR),

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    - 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. leveraging_resources_webinar_transcript.pdf (112.26 KB) More Documents & Publications Leveraging Resources for

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. WIPP waste acceptance criteria and transportation system

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    Wu, C.F.; Ward, T.R.; Gregory, P.C.

    1991-12-31

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, is a US Department of Energy (DOE) facility designed as a permanent repository for transuranic wastes in the center of a 2,000-foot-thick salt bed situated 2,150 feet underground. Construction of the facility started in 1975, under a congressional act of site selection. In 1979, demonstration of safe disposal at the WIPP was authorized by Public Law 96-164. The operational philosophy and practice at the facility are: (1) start clean -- stay clean, (2) meet or exceed regulatory requirements, and (3) control radiation exposure levels to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Strict safety measures must be taken in the areas of waste preparation, transportation, and facility operation.

  6. WIPP Radiological Relase Report Phase 2

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    Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Accident Investigation Report 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

  7. MODIFICATIONS TO THE WIPP PANEL CLOSURE

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    29 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

  8. 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.

  9. EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery

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    EM's National TRU Program and WIPP Recovery Frank Marcinowski, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory & Policy Affairs for National Cleanup Workshop September 15, 2016 www.energy.gov/EM 2 Today's DOE Panel Participants DOE Field Office Managers: * Todd Shrader, Manager, Carlsbad Field Office, DOE-EM * Doug Hintze, Manager, Los Alamos Field Office, DOE-EM * Jack Zimmerman, Deputy Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project, Idaho Operations Office, DOE www.energy.gov/EM 3

  10. WIPP - Passive Institutional Controls (PICs) Images

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    PICs Images Passive Institutional Controls PICs Images Permanent Markers | Images from Monument Survey Permanent Markers Earthen Berm The "big picture" Repository footprint Buried room Information center (surface center of berm) Small subsurface marker Large surface marker Marker at the Gnome Site (1/6 the size of a WIPP large surface marker) Early Concepts Back to top Images from Monument Survey Back to top

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

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    This document corresponds to Appendix D: Modeling Integrated Summary Report of the Technical Assessment Team Report. Mechanical Modeling of a WIPP Drum Under Pressure (2.59 MB) ...

  12. 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 ... (RH-TRU) waste shipments from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque. ...

  13. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_25_14

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    Forward Los Alamos resumed aerosol tests on WIPP high efficiency air particulate (HEPA) filters after acquiring a larger generator needed to inject the aerosol into the filters. ...

  14. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 063016 - WAC and Hold.docx

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    Plant (WIPP) to transuranic (TRU) waste generator site programs across the DOE complex. ... into effect on July 5 and TRU waste generator site programs will temporarily suspend ...

  15. WIPP Selected Charter Member of National Environmental Performance...

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    (EPA) has selected the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as a charter member of the National Environmental Performance Track Program. EPA ...

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_13_14a

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    Fire Investigators to Issue Report Accident Investigation Board to Issue WIPP Fire Report Friday The Accident Investigation Board, charged with investigating the salt haul truck ...

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

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    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 ...

  18. WIPP, Carlsbad Host Department of State Conference | Department...

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    ... salt taken from the Morsleben mine in Germany. WIPP Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members Participants in the workshops in Germany toured Asse II, one of Germany's two ...

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

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    Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Samples by the Savannah River National ... investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. ...

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

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    Analysis of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Underground and MgO Samples by the Savannah ... investigation into the radiological release event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. ...

  1. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 10_17_14

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    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...

  2. Laboratory increases shipments of waste to WIPP repository

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    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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. WIPP personnel plan activities for national engineers week

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    Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) will be on a mission next week - to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering, mathematics and science. The information ...

  7. WIPP Receives Top Safety Award | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Top Safety Award WIPP Receives Top Safety Award November 9, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) 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

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

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    How 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 ...

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

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    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.

  11. Achieving WIPP certification for software: A white paper

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    Matthews, S.D.; Adams, K.; Twitchell, K.E.

    1998-07-01

    The NMT-1 and NMT-3 organizations within the Chemical and Metallurgical Research (CMR) facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is working to achieve Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) certification to enable them to transport their TRU waste to WIPP. In particular, the NMT-1 management is requesting support from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to assist them in making the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software WIPP certifiable. Thus, LIMS must be compliant with the recognized software quality assurance (SQA) requirements stated within the QAPD. Since the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has achieved WIPP certification, INEEL personnel can provide valuable assistance to LANL by sharing lessons learned and recommendations. Thus, this white paper delineates the particular software quality assurance requirements required for WIPP certification.

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy How 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 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. WIPP Shutdown Impact - November

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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.)

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  15. Geotechnical Perspectives on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Francke, Chris T.; Hansen, Frank D.; Knowles, M. Kathyn; Patchet, Stanley J.; Rempe, Norbert T.

    1999-08-05

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the first nuclear waste repository certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Success in regulatory compliance resulted from an excellent natural setting for such a repository, a facility with multiple, redundant safety systems, and from a rigorous, transparent scientific and technical evaluation. The WIPP story, which has evolved over the past 25 years, has generated a library of publications and analyses. Details of the multifaceted program are contained in the cited references. Selected geotechnical highlights prove the eminent suitability of the WIPP to serve its congressionally mandated purpose.

  16. EXO project equipment successfully placed underground at WIPP

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  17. Milestone Shipment Arrives at WIPP | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  20. 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.

  1. WIPP Update 3_30_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ctivities. Community Meetings Scheduled April 3 - C arlsbad M ayor D ale J anway a nd D OE w ill c o---host a T own H all m eeting T hursday, A pril 3 , featuring u pdates o n W IPP r ecovery a ctivities. The t own h all m eetings a re h eld a t 5 :30 p .m. e very T hursday a t t he C arlsbad C ity C ouncil C hambers, 1 01 N.

  2. WIPP Update 4_23_14

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    3, 2 014 Re---entry t eams a ccess R oom 7 WIPP e mployees r e---entered R oom 7 o f P anel 7 t oday i n a n a ttempt t o d etermine t he location a nd source o f t he F ebruary 1 4 r adiological r elease i n t he u nderground f acility. R oom 7 i s w here t he most recent contact---handled transuranic w aste d isposal a ctivities o ccurred, m aking i t t he m ost l ikely location of t he e vent. The d ay b egan w ith t wo a dvance support t eams e ntering t he W IPP u nderground f acility t o e

  3. 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

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

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    This document corresponds to Appendix D: Modeling Integrated Summary Report of the Technical Assessment Team Report. Cookoff modeling of a WIPP waste drum (68660) (2.69 MB) More ...

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    February 12, 2016 - 7:00pm Addthis CARLSBAD, N.M. - February 2016 marks two years since ... waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M. Department of Energy Releases WIPP ...

  6. WIPP Safety Is Paramount Top to Bottom, Literally

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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.

  7. January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    January 23, 2007The 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...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  10. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 11_6_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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...

  11. WIPP Computers Get New Life in Jal Schools

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... Junior high and high school students research topics on the Internet using WIPP donated ... repair computers. "They learn to put in things like hard drives and CD ROM's," said ...

  12. WIPP Security Contractor Receives DOE Voluntary Protection Program Award

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    CARLSBAD, N.M.– Security Walls, LLC, the security contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), recently received the DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Legacy Star award.

  13. WIPP Mine Rescue Team Sweeps Southeast Missouri Competition

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    Missouri Mine Rescue Competition held October 3-5 at the University of Missouri at Rolla. The WIPP Blue Team outscored mining industry teams from Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi ...

  14. Second Panel of Disposal Rooms Completed in WIPP Underground

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    Crews working in two shifts completed mining Panel 2 weeks ahead of schedule and under ... In accordance with WIPP's design, Panel 2 is identical in layout to Panel 1. Mining of ...

  15. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 6_27_14.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 ...

  16. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_14_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 Media Contact: Bradley Bugger U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7309 www.wipp.energy.gov - 2 -...

  17. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_16_14

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    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 Media Contact: Bradley Bugger U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7309 www.wipp.energy.gov - 2 - Q....

  18. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_24_14

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    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant P.O. Box 3090 Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 Media Contact: Bradley Bugger U.S. DOE Carlsbad Field Office (575) 234-7309 www.wipp.energy.gov - 2 - Key...

  19. The February 2014 Accidents at WIPP - What Happened and What...

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    ... and to determine the extent of impact to WIPP personnel, the public, and the environment. ... The AIB report identified 10 contributing causes and 35 areas where the Department and ...

  20. 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.

  1. WIPP Begins Preliminary Work on New Permanent Ventilation System

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    July 28, 2016 WIPP Begins Preliminary Work on New Permanent Ventilation System The geotechnical investigation necessary for construction of a new Permanent Ventilation System (PVS), including a new filter building and a new exhaust shaft, is underway at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Investigation activities include drilling multiple bore holes and the collection of core samples at various depths. Analysis of the core samples will provide information for the building design team on

  2. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 3_11_14

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Data Show Filtration System Worked Sampling Data for Ventilation System Posted Sampling data from the ventilation system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant shows the filtration system worked as designed during the recent radiation release incident. The data has been posted to the WIPP web site (http://www.wipp.energy.gov/Special/Ventilation%20System%20Sampling%20Results.pdf). These samples were analyzed following the detection of airborne radioactivity on February 14, 2014. They are not

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

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    Notice To Users The NTP World Wide Web (WWW) server is provided as a service of the Department of Energy for distribution of publicly available information and is maintained by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). NTP is an agency of the Federal Government 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 administrators may make changes to the information. This document could not

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... 3 (spare 15-5) 0.1264 50 Hot Mixed Acid-6 hr. heating at ... Room temperature leach in 20 mL DI water for 4 days; filter. ... (TTA) extraction followed by an alpha ...

  6. WIPP Remote Handled Waste Facility: Performance Dry Run Operations

    SciTech Connect

    Burrington, T. P.; Britain, R. M.; Cassingham, S. T.

    2003-02-24

    The Remote Handled (RH) TRU Waste Handling Facility at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recently upgraded and modified in preparation for handling and disposal of RH Transuranic (TRU) waste. This modification will allow processing of RH-TRU waste arriving at the WIPP site in two different types of shielded road casks, the RH-TRU 72B and the CNS 10-160B. Washington TRU Solutions (WTS), the WIPP Management and Operation Contractor (MOC), conducted a performance dry run (PDR), beginning August 19, 2002 and successfully completed it on August 24, 2002. The PDR demonstrated that the RHTRU waste handling system works as designed and demonstrated the handling process for each cask, including underground disposal. The purpose of the PDR was to develop and implement a plan that would define in general terms how the WIPP RH-TRU waste handling process would be conducted and evaluated. The PDR demonstrated WIPP operations and support activities required to dispose of RH-TRU waste in the WIPP underground.

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  8. 2011-02 "Accelerating TRU Waste Shipments from Area G to WIPP...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    2 "Accelerating TRU Waste Shipments from Area G to WIPP" 2011-02 "Accelerating TRU Waste Shipments from Area G to WIPP" The intent of this recommendation is to help ensure that the ...

  9. 2011-07 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    7 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU Shipments" 2011-07 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU Shipments" The intent of this recommendation is to ...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) UG Sample 3, R15C5 (9314) Report for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) UG Sample 3, R15C5 (9314) This document was used to determine ...

  11. Basic data report for drillhole WIPP 15 (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant-WIPP)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-11-01

    WIPP 15 is a borehole drilled in Marformation.h, 1978, in section 18, T.23S., R. 35E. of south-central Lea County. The purpose of WIPP 15 was to examine fill in San Simon Sink in order to extract climatic information and to attempt to date the collapse of the sink. The borehole was cored to total depth (810.5 feet) and encountered, from top to bottom, Quaternary calcareous clay, marl and sand, the claystones and siltstones of the Triassic Santa Rosa Formation. Neutron and gamma ray geophysical logs were run to measure density and radioactivity. The sink was about 547 feet of Quaternary fill indicating subsidence and deposition. Diatomaceous beds exposed on the sink margin yielded samples dated by /sup 14/C at 20,570 +- 540 years BP and greater than 32,000 years BP; these beds are believed stratigraphically equivalent to ditomaceous beds at 153 to 266 feet depth in the core. Aquatic fauna and flora from the upper 98 feet of core indicate a pluvial period (probably Tohokan) followed by an arid or very arid time before the present climate was established. Aquifer pump tests performed in the Quaternary sands and clays show transmissivities to be as high as 600 feet squared per day. As the water quality was good, the borehole was released to the lessee as a potential water well.

  12. 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.

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WIPP-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

  14. 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, DOE’s response to EEG’s comments on the CCA, and EPA’s response to those comments as reflected in the final EPA rule that led to the opening of the WIPP. Experimental results obtained in DOE’s 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

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

    DOE Data Explorer

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a DOE facility located in the desert outside Carlsbad, New Mexico. Its mission is to safely dispose of defense-related transuranic radioactive waste. Disposal ôroomsö are carved out of the Permian Salt Formation deep below the desertÆs surface. The WIPP Waste Information Service (WWIS) was established in accordance with 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). The service provides information the containers emplaced at WIPP and the waste products they hold. The public may query by shipment number, location of waste stream or location of the container after it is placed at WIPP, date placed, and Haz Codes or other information about the waste stream profiles. For example, choosing the waste stream identified as ID-SDA-SLUDGE reveals that it may contain more than 20 chemical waste products, including arsenic, spent halogenated solvents, potassium cyanide, and chloroform. The system then tells you each numbered container that has this kind of sludge. Container data is available within 14 days after the containerÆs emplacement in the WIPP Repository.

  16. FINAL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES ELECTRIC DRIVE VEHICLE BATTERY AND COMPONENT MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE APPLICATION, BRISTOL, TN, AND COLUMBUS, GA U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory March 2010 DOE/EA-1712 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES ELECTRIC DRIVE VEHICLE BATTERY AND COMPONENT MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE APPLICATION, BRISTOL, TN, AND COLUMBUS, GA U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory March 2010

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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.)

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  20. 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

  1. 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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Marks 12 Years of Operations WIPP Marks 12 Years of Operations March 28, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill 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

  3. 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

  4. 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...

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

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    CARLSBAD, N.M., August 1, 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).

  6. Compliance with WIPP quality assurance objectives for nondestructive assay

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    Marcinkiewicz, C.J.

    1995-12-31

    Measurement facilities performing characterization of wastes intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) are required to produce data of sufficient quality to meet the Data Quality Objectives (DQOs) of the Transuranic Waste Program. This paper provides the details of the required method performance data. Plans for on-site assessments by independent review teams are discussed.

  7. WIPP Doubles Solid Waste Reduction Rate in Fiscal Year 2013

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    CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) almost doubled its solid waste reduction rate from 15.5 percent in fiscal year 2012 to 33 percent in fiscal year 2013 through programs that diverted WIPP’s wood waste from the municipal landfill by reusing, repurposing or recycling.

  8. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE LEADS TO EARLY DETECTION AT WIPP SITE

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    Carlsbad, 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 Energy’s (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 EEG’s 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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. Resuming Operations at WIPP and the National TRU Program (799 KB) More Documents & Publications Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC - March 2015 Preliminary Notice of Violation, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC Testimony of Mark

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 12.9.14.doc

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  19. 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 nation’s 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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 locations in Hobbs, Artesia, Loving, Eunice and other nearby communities. The stations will monitor air, soil and vegetation, where appropriate and supplement sampling efforts already underway. The Environmental Protection Agency also plans to initiate additional environmental monitoring. To read more, visit the EPA web site

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy 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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. DOE to host workshop to explore use of WIPP as 'next generation...

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    "WIPP's underground environment represents one of only a few choices open to the research community for siting experiments that require shielding from cosmic rays," said Dr. Ins...

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

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    "All TRU waste management employees at WIPP and at the generator sites deserve the credit ... shipment preparations conducted at the generator sites, through interstate ...

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

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    for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the NationalTransuranic (TRU) Program. ... Overview opening screen The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, safely disposes of the ...

  10. 100th WIPP Quarterly Meeting continues tradition of consultation and cooperation with state

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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 100 th WIPP Quarterly Meeting continues tradition of consultation and cooperation with state CARLSBAD, N.M., October 10, 2007 - The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) reached a major milestone in its consultation and cooperation with the state of New Mexico and stakeholders. Today, WIPP marked the 100 th gathering of

  11. 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.

  12. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site gravity survey and interpretation

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    Barrows, L.J.; Fett, J.D.

    1983-04-01

    A portion of the WIPP site has been extensively surveyed with high-precision gravity. The main survey (in T22S, R31E) covered a rectangular area 2 by 4-1/3 mi encompassing all of WIPP site Zone II and part of the disturbed zone to the north of the site. Stations were at 293-ft intervals along 13 north-south lines 880 ft apart. The data are considered accurate to within a few hundredths of a milligal. Long-wavelength gravity anomalies correlate well with seismic time structures on horizons below the Castile Formation. Both the gravity anomalies and the seismic time structures are interpreted as resulting from related density and velocity variations within the Ochoan Series. Shorter wavelength negative gravity anomalies are interpreted as resulting from bulk density alteration in the vicinity of karst conduits. The WIPP gravity survey was unable to resolve low-amplitude, long-wavelength anomalies that should result from the geologic structures within the disturbed zone. It did indicate the degree and character of karst development within the surveyed area.

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

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    Not Available

    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.

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

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    Not Available

    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.

  15. Rocky Flats 100th Shipments Arrives at WIPP

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    RELEASE Rocky Flats For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Lutz, DOE RFFO, 303/966-4546 01-08 Jennifer Thompson, Kaiser-Hill, 303/966-6285 Kate Foster, Westinghouse TRU Solutions, 505/234-7589 Rocky Flats' 100 th Shipment Arrives at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant DENVER, Colo., March 14, 2001- The 100 th shipment of transuranic waste from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) has arrived at DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. Rocky

  16. WIPP to Hold Public Meetings on Permit Modification Request

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    June 28, 2016 WIPP to Hold Public Meetings on Permit Modification Request The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (Permittees) will conduct two public meetings on Tuesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 30, 2016. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Courtyard by Marriott Skeen-Whitlock Building 3347 Cerrillos Road 4021 National Parks Highway Santa Fe, New Mexico Carlsbad, New Mexico The purpose of the

  17. WIPP Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members WIPP Shares Expertise with Salt Club Members November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Carlsbad Field Office’s Abe Van Luik, third from right, examines rock salt taken from the Morsleben mine in Germany. Carlsbad Field Office's Abe Van Luik, third from right, examines rock salt taken from the Morsleben mine in Germany. CARLSBAD, N.M. - EM's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) participated in the second meeting of the Nuclear Energy Agency's (NEA) Salt Club and the

  18. WIPP Benchmark calculations with the large strain SPECTROM codes

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    Callahan, G.D.; DeVries, K.L.

    1995-08-01

    This report provides calculational results from the updated Lagrangian structural finite-element programs SPECTROM-32 and SPECTROM-333 for the purpose of qualifying these codes to perform analyses of structural situations in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Results are presented for the Second WIPP Benchmark (Benchmark II) Problems and for a simplified heated room problem used in a parallel design calculation study. The Benchmark II problems consist of an isothermal room problem and a heated room problem. The stratigraphy involves 27 distinct geologic layers including ten clay seams of which four are modeled as frictionless sliding interfaces. The analyses of the Benchmark II problems consider a 10-year simulation period. The evaluation of nine structural codes used in the Benchmark II problems shows that inclusion of finite-strain effects is not as significant as observed for the simplified heated room problem, and a variety of finite-strain and small-strain formulations produced similar results. The simplified heated room problem provides stratigraphic complexity equivalent to the Benchmark II problems but neglects sliding along the clay seams. The simplified heated problem does, however, provide a calculational check case where the small strain-formulation produced room closures about 20 percent greater than those obtained using finite-strain formulations. A discussion is given of each of the solved problems, and the computational results are compared with available published results. In general, the results of the two SPECTROM large strain codes compare favorably with results from other codes used to solve the problems.

  19. Nuclear waste repository transparency technology test bed demonstrations at WIPP

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    BETSILL,J. DAVID; ELKINS,NED Z.; WU,CHUAN-FU; MEWHINNEY,JAMES D.; AAMODT,PAUL

    2000-01-27

    Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson, has stated that one of the nuclear waste legacy issues is ``The challenge of managing the fuel cycle's back end and assuring the safe use of nuclear power.'' Waste management (i.e., the back end) is a domestic and international issue that must be addressed. A key tool in gaining acceptance of nuclear waste repository technologies is transparency. Transparency provides information to outside parties for independent assessment of safety, security, and legitimate use of materials. Transparency is a combination of technologies and processes that apply to all elements of the development, operation, and closure of a repository system. A test bed for nuclear repository transparency technologies has been proposed to develop a broad-based set of concepts and strategies for transparency monitoring of nuclear materials at the back end of the fuel/weapons cycle. WIPP is the world's first complete geologic repository system for nuclear materials at the back end of the cycle. While it is understood that WIPP does not currently require this type of transparency, this repository has been proposed as realistic demonstration site to generate and test ideas, methods, and technologies about what transparency may entail at the back end of the nuclear materials cycle, and which could be applicable to other international repository developments. An integrated set of transparency demonstrations was developed and deployed during the summer, and fall of 1999 as a proof-of-concept of the repository transparency technology concept. These demonstrations also provided valuable experience and insight into the implementation of future transparency technology development and application. These demonstrations included: Container Monitoring Rocky Flats to WIPP; Underground Container Monitoring; Real-Time Radiation and Environmental Monitoring; Integrated level of confidence in the system and information provided. As the world's only operating deep geologic

  20. 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

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

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    the nation's nuclear waste disposal problem Step-By-Step Guide for Waste Handling at WIPP The handling and disposal of contact-handled transuranic waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) involves a series of steps. The following is an overview of those steps. Ž A waste shipment arrives at the WIPP by tractor-trailer. Each tractor-trailer is capable of carrying up to three Transuranic Packaging Transporter Model IIs (TRUPACT-IIs) or HalfPACT's. Ž Upon arrival the tractor trailer and

  2. Recommendation 2016-04 "WIPP Disposal Priority for LANL | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Recommendation 2016-04 "WIPP Disposal Priority for LANL Recommendation 2016-04 "WIPP Disposal Priority for LANL Recommendation 2016-04 It is the intent of this recommendation that Los Alamos TRU waste be the top priority for shipments to WIPP once operations resume. Rec 2016-04 - September 28, 2016 (137.05 KB) More Documents & Publications NNMCAB Committee Minutes: June 2016 Pojoaque NNMCAB Committee Minutes: March 2016 Pojoaque Recommendation 231: Recommendation to EM

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

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    Department of Energy First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs December 21, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has received the first of eight planned defense-related remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) waste shipments from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque. The

  4. 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

  5. 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...

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

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    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. ...

  7. DE-EM-0001971 WIPP M&O J-15 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS...

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    15 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION J ATTACHMENT D: ... WIPP M&O J-16 PART III - LIST OF DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS SECTION ...

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  12. 2014-02 "Institution of Measures to Help Ensure WIPP and LANL Transuranic

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Disposal Operations Remain Continually Operational" | Department of Energy 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 LANL Transuranic Disposal Operations Remain Continually Operational" It is the intent of the NNMCAB to assure that operations at DOE and LANL regarding the handling, transport, and disposal of transuranic waste from

  13. DOE Issues Safety Assessments for Diesel-Operated Equipment Underground at WIPP

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    January 5, 2015 DOE Issues Safety Assessments for Diesel-Operated Equipment Underground at WIPP The Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments, within the U.S. Department of Energy's independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), recently issued reports following reviews conducted on the WIPP Recovery Plan for Operating Diesel Equipment with available underground airflows and the Conduct of Maintenance and associated planned program enhancements. The onsite portions of the

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Actinide chemistry research supporting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP): FY94 results

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    Novak, C.F.

    1995-08-01

    This document contains six reports on actinide chemistry research supporting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). These reports, completed in FY94, are relevant to the estimation of the potential dissolved actinide concentrations in WIPP brines under repository breach scenarios. Estimates of potential dissolved actinide concentrations are necessary for WIPP performance assessment calculations. The specific topics covered within this document are: the complexation of oxalate with Th(IV) and U(VI); the stability of Pu(VI) in one WIPP-specific brine environment both with and without carbonate present; the solubility of Nd(III) in a WIPP Salado brine surrogate as a function of hydrogen ion concentration; the steady-state dissolved plutonium concentrations in a synthetic WIPP Culebra brine surrogate; the development of a model for Nd(III) solubility and speciation in dilute to concentrated sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate solutions; and the development of a model for Np(V) solubility and speciation in dilute to concentrated sodium Perchlorate, sodium carbonate, and sodium chloride media.

  18. 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

  19. JIC (FINAL)

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    be activated. Located in Carlsbad, N.M. at the Skeen-Whitlock Building, 4021 National Parks highway, the JIC is part of the overall WIPP emergency response organization. The...

  20. 2011-07 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU Shipments" |

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    Department of Energy 7 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU Shipments" 2011-07 "Maximum Utilization of WIPP by Increasing MDA G TRU Shipments" The intent of this recommendation is to ensure optimization of WIPP shipment schedules while helping to keep commitments to Consent Order milestones at MDA-G. Rec 2011-07 - July 27, 2011 (78.0

  1. TRANSCOM (FINAL)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    TRANSCOM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed the Transportation Tracking and Communication System (TRANSCOM) to track DOE shipments of high visibility radioactive materials and to maintain communication with the drivers as a public safeguard. Trucks that transport transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for disposal are monitored by this system. TRANSCOM personnel monitor WIPP shipments around the clock from a

  2. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: Part B Permit application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Volume 5, Revision 1

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    Not Available

    1991-12-31

    This report, part of the permit application for the WIPP facility, presents engineering drawings and engineering change orders for the facility. (CBS)

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

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    WIPP-09-3427 Waste Data System User's Manual U.S. Department of Energy Revision 13 Effective Date: July 11, 2016 This document supersedes DOE/WIPP-09-3427, Rev.12. DOE/WIPP-09-3427 2 Waste Data System User's Manual Revision 13 CBFO Approval: //Signature on File// June 29, 2016 J. R. Stroble, Director Date TRU Waste Sites and Transportation Division Waste Data System User's Manual DOE/WIPP-09-3427, Rev. 13 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS CHANGE HISTORY SUMMARY

  4. 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

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

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  6. DOE/EIS-0026-SA-06: Supplement Analysis for the Transportation...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... volume of waste would thus increase over those calculated in the WIPP SEIS-II in some instances 1 . 1 DOE estimated potential impacts of the Proposed Action using 2000 Census data. ...

  7. Final environmental impact statement. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    Not Available

    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)

  8. 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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    Not Available

    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.

  9. History of geophysical studies at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), southeastern New Mexico

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    Borns, D.J.

    1997-03-05

    A variety of geophysical methods including the spectrum of seismic, electrical, electromagnetic and potential field techniques have supported characterization, monitoring and experimental studies at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The geophysical studies have provided significant understanding of the nature of site deformation, tectonics and stability. Geophysical methods have delineated possible brine reservoirs beneath the underground facility and have defined the disturbed rock zone that forms around underground excavations. The role of geophysics in the WIPP project has evolved with the project. The early uses were for site characterization to satisfy site selection criteria or factors. As the regulatory framework for WIPP grew since 1980, the geophysics program supported experimental and field programs such as Salado hydrogeology and underground room systems and excavations. In summary, the major types of issues that geophysical studies addressed for WIPP are: Site Characterization; Castile Brine Reservoirs; Rustler/Dewey Lake Hydrogeology; Salado Hydrogeology; and Excavation Effects. The nature of geophysics programs for WIPP has been to support investigation rather than being the principal investigation itself. The geophysics program has been used to define conceptual models (e.g., the Disturbed Rock Zone-DRZ) or to test conceptual models (e.g., high transmissivity zones in the Rustler Formation). The geophysics program primarily supported larger characterization and experimental programs. Funding was not available for the complete documentation and interpretation. Therefore, a great deal of the geophysics survey information resides in contractor reports.

  10. Implications of the presence of petroleum resources on the integrity of the WIPP

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    Silva, M.K. |

    1994-06-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a facility of the US Department of Energy (DOE), designed and constructed for the permanent disposal of transuranic (TRU) defense waste. The WIPP is surrounded by reserves of potash, crude oil, and natural gas. These are attractive targets for exploratory drilling which could disrupt the integrity of the transuranic waste repository. The performance assessment calculations published to date have identified future drilling for oil and gas reserves as an event that may disrupt the repository and may release radionuclides in excess of the standards. Therefore, the probability of inadvertent human intrusion into the repository by drilling and its impact on the integrity of the repository must be carefully assessed. This report evaluates: (1) the studies funded by the DOE to examine the crude oil potential in the immediate vicinity of the WIPP; (2) the use of an elicitation exercise to predict future drilling rates for use in the calculation of the repository performance; and (3) the observed limitations of institutional controls. This report identifies the following issues that remain to be resolved: (1) the limited performance of blowout preventers after drilling into high pressure zones immediately adjacent to the WIPP Site Boundary; (2) reported problems with waterflooding operations in southeastern New Mexico; (3) reported water level rises in several wells completed in the Rustler Formation, south of the WIPP Site, possibly due to oil and gas wells or leaking injection wells; and (4) reports of inadequate well abandonment practices on BLM leases and the continued absence of enforceable regulations.

  11. EIS-0026-SA-08: Supplemental Analysis | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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

  12. EIS-0026-SA-09-2014v2.pdf

    Energy Saver

    -SA-05: 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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 nation’s 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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

    -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.

  2. EVALUATION OF RISKS AND WASTE CHARACTERIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRANSURANIC WASTE EMPLACED IN WIPP DURING 1999

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    Channell, J.K.; Walker, B.A.

    2000-05-01

    Specifically this report: 1. Compares requirements of the WAP that are pertinent from a technical viewpoint with the WIPP pre-Permit waste characterization program, 2. Presents the results of a risk analysis of the currently emplaced wastes. Expected and bounding risks from routine operations and possible accidents are evaluated; and 3. Provides conclusions and recommendations.

  3. Assessment of Contaminated Brine Fate and Transport in MB139 at WIPP

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    Kuhlman, Kristopher L.; Malama, Bwalya

    2014-07-01

    Following the radionuclide release event of February 14, 2014 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), actinide contamination has been found on the walls and floor in Panel 7 as a result of a release in Room 7 of Panel 7. It has been proposed to decontaminate Panel 7 at the WIPP by washing contaminated surfaces in the underground with fresh water. A cost-effective cleanup of this contamination would allow for a timely return to waste disposal operations at WIPP. It is expected that the fresh water used to decontaminate Panel 7 will flow as contaminated brine down into the porosity of the materials under the floor – the run-of-mine (ROM) salt above Marker Bed 139 (MB139) and MB139 itself – where its fate will be controlled by the hydraulic and transport properties of MB139. Due to the structural dip of MB139, it is unlikely that this brine would migrate northward towards the Waste-Handling Shaft sump. A few strategically placed shallow small-diameter observation boreholes straddling MB139 would allow for monitoring the flow and fate of this brine after decontamination. Additionally, given that flow through the compacted ROM salt floor and in MB139 would occur under unsaturated (or two-phase) conditions, there is a need to measure the unsaturated flow properties of crushed WIPP salt and salt from the disturbed rock zone (DRZ).

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

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    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 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Competition in Lexington, Ky. this month.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Microsoft Word - DOE-WIPP-02-3122-REV8.0-FINAL

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    or (703) 605-6000 Fax: (703) 605-6900 Email: info@ntis.gov 3 DOEWIPP-02-3122 ... IWMDL Interface Waste Management Documents List keV kiloelectron volt LCS laboratory ...

  8. 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

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

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    ... the potential boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions ... that damage to the outer metal drum had occurred but the ... all the major components, i.e., bearings, shaft, rotor, etc. ...

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

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    LTR-2015/203 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

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

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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 ...

  12. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant disposal phase supplemental environmental impact statement. Implementation plan

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    1996-05-01

    The Implementation Plan for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS-II) has two primary purposes: (1) To report on the results of the scoping process (2) To provide guidance for preparing SEIS-II SEIS-II will be the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review for WIPP`s disposal phase. Chapter 1 of this plan provides background on WIPP and this NEPA review. Chapter 2 describes the purpose and need for action by the Department of Energy (hereafter DOE or the Department), as well as a description of the Proposed Action and alternatives being considered. Chapter 3 describes the work plan, including the schedule, responsibilities, and planned consultations with other agencies and organizations. Chapter 4 describes the scoping process, presents major issues identified during the scoping process, and briefly indicates how issues will be addressed in SEIS-II.

  13. ARQspring02final.pgm

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    This Issue Basic Research and Public Policy Alternatives WIPP: Three Years in ... In This Issue 1 To Mars and Beyond 5 Basic Research and Public Policy Alternatives 8 WIPP: ...

  14. Microsoft Word - WIPP Update 10_28_14

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    being conducted to identify potential ground control issues and ensure a safe and secure working environment. Finally, maintenance crews are cleaning and inspecting electrical...

  15. 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)

  16. 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

  17. The influence of salt aerosol on alpha radiation detection by WIPP continuous air monitors

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    Bartlett, W.T.; Walker, B.A.

    1997-08-01

    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) alpha continuous air monitor (CAM) performance was evaluated to determine if CAMs could detect accidental releases of transuranic radioactivity from the underground repository. Anomalous alpha spectra and poor background subtraction were observed and attributed to salt deposits on the CAM sampling filters. Microscopic examination of salt laden sampling filters revealed that aerosol particles were forming dendritic structures on the surface of the sampling filters. Alpha CAM detection efficiency decreased exponentially as salt deposits increased on the sampling filters, suggesting that sampling-filter salt was performing like a fibrous filter rather than a membrane filter. Aerosol particles appeared to penetrate the sampling-filter salt deposits and alpha particle energy was reduced. These findings indicate that alpha CAMs may not be able to detect acute releases of radioactivity, and consequently CAMs are not used as part of the WIPP dynamic confinement system. 12 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  18. 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.

  19. Certifying the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Lessons Learned from the WIPP Experience

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    Anderson, D.R.; Chu, Margaret S.Y.; Froehlich, Gary K.; Howard, Bryan A.; Howarth, Susan M.; Larson, Kurt W.; Pickering, Susan Y.; Swift, Peter N.

    1999-07-13

    In May 1998, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as being in compliance with applicable long-term regulations governing the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel, high-level, and transuranic radioactive wastes. The WIPP is the first deep geologic repository in the US to have successfully demonstrated regulatory compliance with long-term radioactive waste disposal requirements. The first disposal of TRU waste at WIPP occurred on March 26, 1999. Many of the lessons learned during the WIPP Project's transition from site characterization and experimental research to the preparation of a successful application may be of general interest to other repository programs. During a four-year period (1992 to 1996), the WIPP team [including the DOE Carlsbad Area Office (CAO), the science advisor to CAO, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and the management and operating contractor of the WIPP site, Westinghouse Electric Corporation (WID)] met its aggressive schedule for submitting the application without compromising the integrity of the scientific basis for the long-term safety of the repository. Strong leadership of the CAO-SNL-WID team was essential. Within SNL, a mature and robust performance assessment (PA) allowed prioritization of remaining scientific activities with respect to their impact on regulatory compliance. Early and frequent dialog with EPA staff expedited the review process after the application was submitted. Questions that faced SNL are familiar to geoscientists working in site evaluation projects. What data should be gathered during site characterization? How can we know when data are sufficient? How can we know when our understanding of the disposal system is sufficient to support our conceptual models? What constitutes adequate ''validation'' of conceptual models for processes that act over geologic time? How should we use peer review and expert judgment? Other

  20. 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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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

  6. 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

  7. The influence of salt aerosol on alpha radiation detection by WIPP continuous air monitors

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    Bartlett, W.T.; Walker, B.A.

    1996-01-01

    Alpha continuous air monitors (CAMs) will be used at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to measure airborne transuranic radioactivity that might be present in air exhaust or in work-place areas. WIPP CAMs are important to health and safety because they are used to alert workers to airborne radioactivity, to actuate air-effluent filtration systems, and to detect airborne radioactivity so that the radioactivity can be confined in a limited area. In 1993, the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) reported that CAM operational performance was affected by salt aerosol, and subsequently, the WIPP CAM design and usage were modified. In this report, operational data and current theories on aerosol collection were reviewed to determine CAM quantitative performance limitations. Since 1993, the overall CAM performance appears to have improved, but anomalous alpha spectra are present when sampling-filter salt deposits are at normal to high levels. This report shows that sampling-filter salt deposits directly affect radon-thoron daughter alpha spectra and overall monitor efficiency. Previously it was assumed that aerosol was mechanically collected on the surface of CAM sampling filters, but this review suggests that electrostatic and other particle collection mechanisms are more important than previously thought. The mechanism of sampling-filter particle collection is critical to measurement of acute releases of radioactivity. 41 refs.

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. Probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Greenfield, M.A.; Sargent, T.J. |

    1998-01-01

    In its most recent report on the annual probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the annual failure rate is calculated to be 1.3E({minus}7)(1/yr), rounded off from 1.32E({minus}7). A calculation by the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) produces a result that is about 4% higher, namely 1.37E({minus}7)(1/yr). The difference is due to a minor error in the US Department of Energy (DOE) calculations in the Westinghouse 1996 report. WIPP`s hoist safety relies on a braking system consisting of a number of components including two crucial valves. The failure rate of the system needs to be recalculated periodically to accommodate new information on component failure, changes in maintenance and inspection schedules, occasional incidents such as a hoist traveling out-of-control, either up or down, and changes in the design of the brake system. This report examines DOE`s last two reports on the redesigned waste hoist system. In its calculations, the DOE has accepted one EEG recommendation and is using more current information about the component failures rates, the Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data (NPRD). However, the DOE calculations fail to include the data uncertainties which are described in detail in the NPRD reports. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommended that a system evaluation include mean estimates of component failure rates and take into account the potential uncertainties that exist so that an estimate can be made on the confidence level to be ascribed to the quantitative results. EEG has made this suggestion previously and the DOE has indicated why it does not accept the NRC recommendation. Hence, this EEG report illustrates the importance of including data uncertainty using a simple statistical example.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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).

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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 -

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. TRU TeamWorks - a biweekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    TRU TeamWorks - a biweekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team July 28, 2005 Shipments scheduled to arrive 07/31/05 - 08/06/05 21 Hanford - 4 INL - 14 LANL - 2 SRS - 1 (subject to change) 3,783 total shipments received as of 07/26/05 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/antipom/Desktop/TeamWorks%20Website/index.htm (1 of 3)7/28/2005 8:17:59 AM TRU TeamWorks - a biweekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) team Waste disposed as of 07/26/05 : 501

  18. Preliminary performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, December 1992. Volume 3, Model parameters: Sandia WIPP Project

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    Not Available

    1992-12-29

    This volume documents model parameters chosen as of July 1992 that were used by the Performance Assessment Department of Sandia National Laboratories in its 1992 preliminary performance assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Ranges and distributions for about 300 modeling parameters in the current secondary data base are presented in tables for the geologic and engineered barriers, global materials (e.g., fluid properties), and agents that act upon the WIPP disposal system such as climate variability and human-intrusion boreholes. The 49 parameters sampled in the 1992 Preliminary Performance Assessment are given special emphasis with tables and graphics that provide insight and sources of data for each parameter.

  19. 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).

  20. 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.

  1. LANL Reaches Waste Shipment Milestone: Waste from Cold War-era weapons production being shipped to WIPP

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, May 31, 2011 — Los Alamos National Laboratory has reached an important milestone in its campaign to ship transuranic (TRU) waste from Cold War-era nuclear operations to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  3. 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.

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    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.

  6. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Part B Permit Application [for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)]. Chapter D, Appendix D1 (conclusion): Volume 3, Revision 1.0

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-06-01

    This report, Part B (Vol. 3) of the permit application for the WIPP facility, contains information related to the site characterization of the facility, including geology, design, rock salt evaluations, maps, drawings, and shaft excavations. (CBS)

  7. 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.

  8. Enterprise Assessments Operational Awareness Record for the Review of the Technical Planning Basis at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (EA-WIPP-TPB-2016-04-05)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EA Operational Awareness Record Report Number: EA-WIPP-TPB-2016-04-05 Site: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Subject: Observation of Emergency Management Technical Planning Dates of Activity: 04/05/16 - 04/21/16 Report Preparer: Kurt Runge Activity Description/Purpose: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) reviewed portions of the technical planning basis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

  9. Fluid injection for salt water disposal and enhanced oil recovery as a potential problem for the WIPP: Proceedings of a June 1995 workshop and analysis

    SciTech Connect

    Silva, M.K.

    1996-08-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a facility of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), designed and constructed for the permanent disposal of transuranic (TRU) defense waste. The repository is sited in the New Mexico portion of the Delaware Basin, at a depth of 655 meters, in the salt beds of the Salado Formation. The WIPP is surrounded by reserves and production of potash, crude oil and natural gas. In selecting a repository site, concerns about extensive oil field development eliminated the Mescalero Plains site in Chaves County and concerns about future waterflooding in nearby oil fields helped eliminate the Alternate II site in Lea County. Ultimately, the Los Medanos site in Eddy County was selected, relying in part on the conclusion that there were no oil reserves at the site. For oil field operations, the problem of water migrating from the injection zone, through other formations such as the Salado, and onto adjacent property has long been recognized. In 1980, the DOE intended to prohibit secondary recovery by waterflooding in one mile buffer surrounding the WIPP Site. However, the DOE relinquished the right to restrict waterflooding based on a natural resources report which maintained that there was a minimal amount of crude oil likely to exist at the WIPP site, hence waterflooding adjacent to the WIPP would be unlikely. This document presents the workshop presentations and analyses for the fluid injection for salt water disposal and enhanced oil recovery utilizing fluid injection and their potential effects on the WIPP facility.

  10. Enterprise Assessments Operational Awareness Record for the Design and Modification Progress of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Underground Interim Ventilation System, May 25-26 and August 8-12, 2016 (OAR-EA-WIPP-IVS-2016-05-25)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EA Operational Awareness Record Report Number: OAR-EA-WIPP-IVS-2016-05-25 Site: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Subject: Operational Awareness of the Design and Modification Progress of the WIPP Underground Interim Ventilation System Dates of Activity: 5/25-5/26/2016, 8/8-8/12/2016 Report Preparer: Jeff Snook, Joe Panchison, Pete Turcic Activity Description / Purpose The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, within the Office of Enterprise

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  16. Characterization of mixed CH-TRU waste for the WIPP Experimental Test Program conducted at ANL-W

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    Dwight, C.C.; McClellan, G.C.; Guay, K.P.; Courtney, J.C.; Duff, M.J.

    1992-02-01

    Argonne National Laboratory is participating in the Department of Energy`s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Experimental Test Program by characterizing and repackaging mixed contact-handled transuranic waste. Characterization activities include gas sampling the waste containers, visually examining the waste contents, categorizing the contents according to their gas generation potentials, and weighing the contents. The waste is repackaged from 0.21m{sup 3} (55 gallon) drums into instrumented steel test bins which can hold up to six drum-equivalents in volume. Eventually the loaded test bins will be shipped to WIPP where they will be evaluated during a five-year test program. Three test bins of inorganic solids (primarily glass) were prepared between March and September 1991 and are ready for shipment to WIPP. The characterization activities confirmed process knowledge of the waste and verified the nondestructive examinations; the gas sample analyses showed the target constituents to be within allowable regulatory limits. A new waste characterization chamber is being developed at ANL-W which will improve worker safety, decrease the potential for contamination spread, and increase the waste characterization throughput. The new facility is expected to begin operations by Fall 1992. A comprehensive summary of the project is contained herein.

  17. Characterization of mixed CH-TRU waste for the WIPP Experimental Test Program conducted at ANL-W

    SciTech Connect

    Dwight, C.C.; McClellan, G.C.; Guay, K.P. ); Courtney, J.C. ); Duff, M.J. )

    1992-01-01

    Argonne National Laboratory is participating in the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Experimental Test Program by characterizing and repackaging mixed contact-handled transuranic waste. Characterization activities include gas sampling the waste containers, visually examining the waste contents, categorizing the contents according to their gas generation potentials, and weighing the contents. The waste is repackaged from 0.21m{sup 3} (55 gallon) drums into instrumented steel test bins which can hold up to six drum-equivalents in volume. Eventually the loaded test bins will be shipped to WIPP where they will be evaluated during a five-year test program. Three test bins of inorganic solids (primarily glass) were prepared between March and September 1991 and are ready for shipment to WIPP. The characterization activities confirmed process knowledge of the waste and verified the nondestructive examinations; the gas sample analyses showed the target constituents to be within allowable regulatory limits. A new waste characterization chamber is being developed at ANL-W which will improve worker safety, decrease the potential for contamination spread, and increase the waste characterization throughput. The new facility is expected to begin operations by Fall 1992. A comprehensive summary of the project is contained herein.

  18. 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.

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

    SciTech Connect

    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

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

    SciTech Connect

    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

  1. PROBABILITY OF FAILURE OF THE TRUDOCK CRANE SYSTEM AT THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP)

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    Greenfield, M.A.; Sargent, T.J.

    2000-05-01

    This probabilistic analysis of WIPP TRUDOCK crane failure is based on two sources of failure data. The source for operator errors is the report by Swain and Guttman, NUREG/CR-1278-F, August 1983. The source for crane cable hook breaks was initially made by WIPP/WID-96- 2196, Rev. O by using relatively old (1970s) U.S. Navy data (NUREG-0612). However, a helpful analysis by R.K. Deremer of PLG guided the authors to values that were more realistic and more conservative, with the recommendation that the crane cable/hook failure rate should be 2.5 x 10-6 per demand. This value was adopted and used. Based on these choices a mean failure rate of 9.70 x 10-3(1/yr) was calculated. However, a mean rate by itself does not reveal the level of confidence to be associated with this number. Guidance to making confidence calculations came from the report by Swain and Guttman, who stated that failure data could be described by lognormal distributions. This is in agreement with the widely use d reports (by DOE and others) NPRD-95 and NPRD-91, on failure data. The calculations of confidence levels showed that the mean failure rate of 9.70x 10-3(1/yr) corresponded to a percentile value of approximately 71; i.e. there is a 71% likelihood that the failure rate is less than 9.70x 10-3(1/yr). One also calculated that there is a 95% likelihood that the failure rate is less than 29.6x 10-3(1/yr). Or, as stated previously, there is a 71% likelihood that not more than one dropped load will occur in 103 years. Also, there is a 95% likelihood that not more than one dropped load will occur in approximately 34 years. It is the responsibility of DOE to select the confidence level at which it desires to operate.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Geology of north-central Delaware basin, Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico: its hydrocarbon potential, focusing on 12 townships centered on WIPP site

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    Cheeseman, R.J.

    1986-03-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site is located within the Carlsbad potash mining area, southeastern New Mexico, about 20 mi east of Carlsbad. Structurally, the WIPP site is located in the north-central part of the Delaware basin, which yields hydrocarbon production from the following: the Ordovician Ellenburger; the Pennsylvanian Morrow (gas), Atoka (oil and gas), and Strawn (reef oil) intervals; the Wolfcamp (gas) and Bone Spring (oil) formations of lowermost Permian; the Permian Yates (800-3500 ft deep), Queen, and Seven Rivers Formations; and the Delaware Mountain Group (4700-5200 ft deep). Structure contour maps demonstrate favorable Bone Spring conditions north of the WIPP site and the centrally located Delaware targets, as well as important Morrow development in the southern part. Five prospects are explored, and two are especially promising. Five anticlinal trends in this 12-township area bear field names as a result of production: Big Eddy, South Salt Lake, Cabin Lake, Los Medanos, and Sand Dunes. The Department of Energy's WIPP project is a planned repository for nuclear waste; despite centering on a deep dry hole, it occurs just northeast of productive Morrow formation. Whereas the successful tests seem concentrated on the structural highs, significant wells produce offtrend; the WIPP site lies in a syncline.

  5. Final Meeting Summary Page 1

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    ... tanks (SST) of C-Farm. Vince noted that, from a regulatory perspective, the transuranic (TRU) tank waste needs to be moved to WIPP and the high-level waste (HLW) present in tanks ...

  6. Final Meeting Summary Page 1

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    ... Q. Will pre-1970 TRU waste from PW-1, PW-3, and PW-6 trump other waste streams moving to WIPP? R. EPA It is likely that the Hanford Site will send both the CWC TRU stream and the ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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)

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

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    PART 970.doc Microsoft Word - PART 970.doc Microsoft Word - PART 970.doc (1.03 MB) More Documents & Publications Searchable Electronic Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation Microsoft Word - Matrixpart2.doc AcqGuide70.52Matrixpart2Redo-OPAM

    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

  10. 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.

  11. Environmental Assessment for Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments - Chapter 3 Existing Environment

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    3-1 CHAPTER 3 EXISTING ENVIRONMENT The following sections briefly describe the environmental resources at the WIPP site that may be affected by the proposed activities. The primary source of information on these resources is WIPP SEIS-II (DOE 1997). 3.1 LAND USE The FEIS (DOE 1980) states that almost 7,700 hectares (19,000 acres) of land surrounding WIPP were committed to the WIPP project. It notes that the dominant use of the land within 16 kilometers (10 miles) of the site is grazing, with

  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. A comparison of real-time radiography results and visual characterization results with emphasis on WIPP WAC and TRAMPAC compliance issues

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    Hailey, S.M.

    1994-11-01

    Visual characterization provides a means of confirming the real-time radiography (RTR) certification process and process knowledge. RTR and visual characterization have been conducted on thirty-three drums containing transuranic (TRU) waste in support of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Experimental Test Program (WETP) at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Argonne National Laboratory - West (ANL-W) detected a small can of liquid in one of these drums during the visual examination, resulting in a WIPP Waste Acceptance Criteria (WIPP-WAC) miscertification. The remaining thirty-two drums were certified correctly by the RTR system at the Stored Waste Examination Pilot Plant (SWEPP) for WIPP-WAC and TRUPACT-II Authorized Methods for Payload Control (TRAMPAC) requirements. TRAMPAC contains restrictions on the weights of specific materials allowed in the waste, based on the shipping category. Items on the restricted list for a given shipping category are allowed in quantities less than 1 percent of the weight of the waste. RTR can estimate the weights of certain broad categories in homogeneous waste forms, however, the capability to estimate weights at the 1 percent level is not presently realistic. Process knowledge forms the basis of conformance to these weight requirements. Visual characterization suggests process knowledge is not completely adequate at this level.

  17. Prediction of dissolved actinide concentrations in concentrated electrolyte solutions: a conceptual model and model results for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Novak, C.F.; Moore, R.C.; Bynum, R.V.

    1996-10-25

    The conceptual model for WIPP dissolved concentrations is a description of the complex natural and artificial chemical conditions expected to influence dissolved actinide concentrations in the repository. By a set of physical and chemical assumptions regarding chemical kinetics, sorption substrates, and waste-brine interactions, the system was simplified to be amenable to mathematical description. The analysis indicated that an equilibrium thermodynamic model for describing actinide solubilities in brines would be tractable and scientifically supportable. This paper summarizes the conceptualization and modeling approach and the computational results as used in the WIPP application for certification of compliance with relevant regulations for nuclear waste repositories. The WIPP site contains complex natural brines ranging from sea water to 10x more concentrated than sea water. Data bases for predicting solubility of Am(III) (as well as Pu(III) and Nd(III)), Th(IV), and Np(V) in these brines under potential repository conditions have been developed, focusing on chemical interactions with Na, K, Mg, Cl, SO{sub 4}, and CO{sub 3} ions, and the organic acid anions acetate, citrate, EDTA, and oxalate. The laboratory and modeling effort augmented the Harvie et al. parameterization of the Pitzer activity coefficient model so that it could be applied to the actinides and oxidation states important to the WIPP system.

  18. Salt Selected (FINAL)

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    WHY SALT WAS SELECTED AS A DISPOSAL MEDIUM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant U.S. Department Of Energy Government officials and scientists chose the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site through a selection process that started in the 1950s. At that time, the National Academy of Sciences conducted a nationwide search for geological formations stable enough to contain radioactive wastes for thousands of years. In 1955, after extensive study, salt deposits were recommended as a promising medium for

  19. IWARS Final

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    Appendices 1. Objective, Scope, and Methodology ......Finally, management felt that an expanded audit scope could have provided a more complete ...

  20. Final Optics

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    final optics 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

  1. WIPP's Mine Rescue Teams Win Big in Contest | Department of Energy

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    WFIP NOAA Final Report - Page i DE-EE0003080 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................................................. i Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................. 1 1. Project Overview

  2. WIPP WAC Equivalence Support Measurements for Low-Level Sludge Waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory - 12242

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    Gruetzmacher, Kathleen M.; Bustos, Roland M.; Ferran, Scott G.; Gallegos, Lucas E.; Lucero, Randy P.

    2012-07-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) uses the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) as an off-site disposal facility for low-level waste (LLW), including sludge waste. NNSS has issued a position paper that indicates that systems that are not certified by the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) disposal of Transuranic (TRU) waste must demonstrate equivalent practices to the CBFO certified systems in order to assign activity concentration values to assayed items without adding in the Total Measurement Uncertainty (TMU) when certifying waste for NNSS disposal. Efforts have been made to meet NNSS requirements to accept sludge waste for disposal at their facility. The LANL LLW Characterization Team uses portable high purity germanium (HPGe) detector systems for the nondestructive assay (NDA) of both debris and sludge LLW. A number of performance studies have been conducted historically by LANL to support the efficacy and quality of assay results generated by the LANL HPGe systems, and, while these detector systems are supported by these performance studies and used with LANL approved procedures and processes, they are not certified by CBFO for TRU waste disposal. Beginning in 2009, the LANL LLW Characterization Team undertook additional NDA measurements of both debris and sludge simulated waste containers to supplement existing studies and procedures to demonstrate full compliance with the NNSS position paper. Where possible, Performance Demonstration Project (PDP) drums were used for the waste matrix and PDP sources were used for the radioactive sources. Sludge drums are an example of a matrix with a uniform distribution of contaminants. When attempting to perform a gamma assay of a sludge drum, it is very important to adequately simulate this uniform distribution of radionuclides in order to accurately model the assay results. This was accomplished by using a spiral radial source tube placement in a sludge drum rather than the standard

  3. 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.

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

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    Rechard, R.P.

    1998-04-01

    Since its identification as a potential deep geologic repository in about 1973, the regulatory assessment process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico has developed over the past 25 years. National policy issues, negotiated agreements, and court settlements over the first half of the project had a strong influence on the amount and type of scientific data collected. Assessments and studies before the mid 1980s were undertaken primarily (1) to satisfy needs for environmental impact statements, (2) to develop general understanding of selected natural phenomena associated with nuclear waste disposal, or (3) to satisfy negotiated agreements with the State of New Mexico. In the last third of the project, federal compliance policy and actual regulations were sketched out, but continued to evolve until 1996. During this eight-year period, four preliminary performance assessments, one compliance performance assessment, and one verification performance assessment were performed.

  5. 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.

  6. Final EA

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    Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project Final Environmental Assessment 1 In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project Final Environmental Assessment DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Bonneville Power Administration DOE/EA-1952 April 2016 This document is the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) prepared this document as an

  7. FINAL REPORT

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    FINAL REPORT Analytical and Elemental Analysis of Air and Soil Samples Facility and Public ... Information 4 Background 5 Stormwater Pollution 5 Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop ...

  8. 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,

  9. Tracing early breccia pipe studies, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, southeastern New Mexico: A study of the documentation available and decision-making during the early years of WIPP

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    Power, D.W.

    1996-01-01

    Breccia pipes in southeastern New Mexico are local dissolution-collapse features that formed over the Capitan reef more than 500,000 years ago. During early site studies for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the threat to isolation by these features was undetermined. Geophysical techniques, drilling, and field mapping were used beginning in 1976 to study breccia pipes. None were found at the WIPP site, and they are considered unlikely to be a significant threat even if undetected. WIPP documents related to breccia pipe studies were assembled, inspected, and analyzed, partly to present a history of these studies. The main objective is to assess how well the record reflects the purposes, results, and conclusions of the studies from concept to decision-making. The main record source was the Sandia WIPP Central File (SWCF). Early records (about 1975 to 1977) are very limited, however, about details of objectives and plans predating any investigation. Drilling programs from about 1977 were covered by a broadly standardized statement of work, field operations plan, drilling history, and basic data report. Generally standardized procedures for peer, management, and quality assurance review were developed during this time. Agencies such as the USGS conducted projects according to internal standards. Records of detailed actions for individual programs may not be available, though a variety of such records were found in the SWCF. A complete written record cannot be reconstructed. With persistence, a professional geologist can follow individual programs, relate data to objectives (even if implied), and determine how conclusions were used in decision-making. 83 refs.

  10. 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

  11. 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 student’s 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. EIS-0277: Final Environmental Impact Statement | Department of...

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    stabilization, would continue to present health and safety concerns that could only be ... at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, or other disposition. ...

  15. Microsoft Word - EMSSABChairs.conferencecall.january312008.FINAL...

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    ... to ensure that EM optimizes its WIPP pipeline, continues to certify RH TRU generators, ... to DOE and regulatory groups. One permit of particular interest comes from EPA and ...

  16. Microsoft PowerPoint - Marcinowski - Waste Management (FINAL...

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    WIPP, Tank Waste and Other Waste Disposition Frank Marcinowski Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Office of Environmental Management EM SSAB Chairs Fall Meeting - ...

  17. Final Agenda

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    Abuse Programs at DOE Sites | Department of Energy Federal Register Notice, Amending 10 CFR part 707, Workplace Ssubustance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites Federal Register Notice, Amending 10 CFR part 707, Workplace Ssubustance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites January 23, 2008 The Department of Energy (DOE) today published a final rule to amend the Department's regulations to decrease the random drug testing rate of DOE contractor employees in testing designated positions (TDP). Today's final rule

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

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    The DOE estimates that about 30-40 RH shipments will be sent from VNC to WIPP. The packaging of the waste is ongoing and will continue through October. The characterization,...

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Final Report

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    Marchant, Gary E.

    2013-04-23

    This is the final report of a two year project entitled "Governing Nanotechnology Risks and Benefits in the Transition to Regulation: Innovative Public and Private Approaches." This project examined the role of new governance or "soft law" mechanisms such as codes of conduct, voluntary programs and partnership agreements to manage the risks of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. A series of published or in publication papers and book chapters are attached.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Laboratory creep and mechanical tests on salt data report (1975-1996): Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) thermal/structural interactions program

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    Mellegard, K.D.

    1997-02-01

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility located in a bedded salt formation in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is being used by the U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate the technology for safe handling and disposal of transuranic wastes produced by defense activities in the United States. In support of that demonstration, mechanical tests on salt were conducted in the laboratory to characterize material behavior at the stresses and temperatures expected for a nuclear waste repository. Many of those laboratory test programs have been carried out in the RE/SPEC Inc. rock mechanics laboratory in Rapid City, South Dakota; the first program being authorized in 1975 followed by additional testing programs that continue to the present. All of the WIPP laboratory data generated on salt at RE/SPEC Inc. over the last 20 years is presented in this data report. A variety of test procedures were used in performance of the work including quasi-static triaxial compression tests, constant stress (creep) tests, damage recovery tests, and multiaxial creep tests. The detailed data is presented in individual plots for each specimen tested. Typically, the controlled test conditions applied to each specimen are presented in a plot followed by additional plots of the measured specimen response. Extensive tables are included to summarize the tests that were performed. Both the tables and the plots contain cross-references to the technical reports where the data were originally reported. Also included are general descriptions of laboratory facilities, equipment, and procedures used to perform the work.

  6. 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).

  7. 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

  8. WIPP Nuclear Facilities Transparency

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    Nuclear Facilities Transparency Resources Transparency Home Purpose of Transparency Stakeholders Transparency Implementation Transparency Risks Transparency Technologies Other ...

  9. wipp _vents.png

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    1) 1 Winter Fuels Outlook: 2001/2002 Introduction Tension in world oil markets, due to anticipated U.S. military action in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, has added an obvious dimension of uncertainty to any particular view of winter oil prices. We assume that expressed levels of support and cooperation for U.S. actions by the international community, including members of OPEC, include a willingness to at least maintain the level of oil supply that

  10. WIPP Opportunities -CBFO Procurement

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    For additional posting information, please visit the Department of Energy's Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center site, located at http:www.emcbc.doe.gov...

  11. 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...

  12. WIPP Status Update

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    Presentation made by Bill Mackie for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16, 2013 in Buffalo, NY.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. WIPP ACO 120614.pdf

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    4-0006 - In the Matter of Anthony T. Rivera WBA-14-0006 - In the Matter of Anthony T. Rivera On March 9, 2015, OHA denied an Appeal of the dismissal of a complaint filed by Anthony T. Rivera (Rivera) against Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), management and operating contractor for DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, under the DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program (10 CFR Part 708). In his complaint, Rivera alleges that he was terminated from his position with LLNS

  16. During Phase 3, WIPP

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    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...

  17. WIPP Accelerating Cleanup

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    ... Management methodologies (i.e. establishing best cost estimates for scope and schedule). ... (WID), is structured so that each fiscal year's scope and contract type is re-negotiated. ...

  18. Overview - WIPP Effluent Monitoring

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    ... The CEMRC 2002 Annual Report shows soil concentrations near the Project Gnome Site at about 90 dpm (900 times higher than the observed value). The Gnome Site is located less than ...

  19. WIPP Recovery Effort

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    release Isolate the source of the radiological release Replace contaminated filters Unmanned instrument entry to establish safe habitability for manned entry Manned entry to ...

  20. WIPP - Related FOIA Sites

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    WINDExchange WINDExchange WINDExchange WINDExchange is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program's hub of stakeholder engagement and outreach activities. The purpose of WINDExchange is to help communities weigh the benefits and costs of wind energy, understand the deployment process, and make wind development decisions supported by the best available science and other fact-based information. WINDExchange WINDExchange continues DOE's efforts to make high-quality information and outreach