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May 9, 2013
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.
WIPP Security Force Recognized for Outstanding Safety

CARLSBAD, N.M., May 9, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Security Walls, LLC, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) Security Protective Force, with a Star of Excellence Award in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for the fifth consecutive year.

April 30, 2013
New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence

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

April 29, 2013
WIPP employees guide a TRU waste payload as it is lifted from a shipping container by an overhead crane. The TRU dock platform allows workers to access the 10-foot-high TRUPACT-II shipping container.
WIPP Celebrates 14th Anniversary

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.

April 19, 2013
EIS-0423-S1: EPA Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury

April 19, 2013
EIS-0423-S1: DOE Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury

April 12, 2013
EIS-0423-S1: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury

March 28, 2013
WIPP surface maintenance employees tail a new steel head rope over the hoist drum. The hoist is used to transport TRU waste 2,150 underground for final disposal.
WIPP Safety Is Paramount Top to Bottom, Literally

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.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Sandia Site Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Sandia Site Office.

March 25, 2013
2013 Annual Planning Summary for the Los Alamos Site Office

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2013 and 2014 within the Los Alamos Site Office.

March 20, 2013
Sandia chemical engineer Nancy Jackson has worked in laboratories around the world to help ensure that chemicals are used safely and kept secure. The American Association for the Advancement of Science honored her with the 2013 Science Diplomacy Award. | Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Lab.
Keeping Tabs on the World's Dangerous Chemicals

Sandia chemical engineer Nancy Jackson has worked in laboratories around the world to help ensure that chemicals are used safely and kept secure.