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October 24, 2012
Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Site Operations Director Casey  Gadbury (right) and Farok Sharif, President and Project Manager for Nuclear Waste Partnership 
LLC, the management and operating contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, present the  DOE's Voluntary Protection Program Legacy Star Award to Richard De Los Santos, protective force manager for Security Walls, the security contractor at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The DOE-VPP legacy star award is the highest level of recognition possible in the VPP.
WIPP Security Contractor Receives DOE Voluntary Protection Program Award

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.

October 5, 2012
Since 1977, the people of the U.S. Department of Energy have been delivering the science, innovation and expertise required to advance America's energy, economic and national security. In this photo taken in 1993, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Dr. Siegfried Hecker gives President Bill Clinton and Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary a tour of the Lab. That year, LANL marked its 50th anniversary. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: President Clinton Tours LANL, 1993

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September 21, 2012
The Z machine, the largest X-ray generator in the world, is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As part of the Pulsed Power Program, which started at Sandia National Laboratories in the 1960s, the Z machine concentrates electrical energy and turns it into short pulses of enormous power, which can then be used to generate X-rays and gamma rays. Click on the image for a full size version. | Photo credit: Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories.
Photo of the Week: The Z Machine

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September 19, 2012
DOE Awards Grant to New Mexico Environment Department for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Oversight, Monitoring

Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a grant for an estimated $1.6 million to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). The five-year grant funds an agreement for NMED to conduct non-regulatory environmental oversight and monitoring to evaluate activities conducted at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

September 18, 2012
EA-1935: Final Environmental Assessment

To’Hajilee Solar Project

September 6, 2012
EIS-0283-S2: Notice of Extension of Public Review and Comment Period and Announcement of an Additional Public Hearing

Draft Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact

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

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Recently, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) carriers, Visionary Solutions LLC and CAST Specialty Transportation Inc., equipped their trucks with new safety systems to
further improve the WIPP transportation system.

August 29, 2012
A stratigraph of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's underground layers, where Transuranic waste is safely stored.
Office of Environmental Management Taps Small Business for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Contract

This week, Celeritex, LLC landed a contract worth up to $17.8 million with the Office of Environmental Management, having demonstrated through a competetive process that this small business is up to the task of securing and isolating defense-generated Transuranic waste. 

August 16, 2012
WIPP Receives 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 nation’s only deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste, was recently honored for its pollution prevention efforts for the second year in a row.

August 14, 2012
Los Alamos National Laboratory has set another record for shipments of transuranic waste in a single fiscal year. Here, the Lab’s 172nd shipment leaves the Lab on Aug. 2, headed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
LANL Sets Waste Shipping Record for Fourth Consecutive Year: Lab has sent 172 shipments so far this year; aiming for 200 by September 30

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., August 6, 2012—For the fourth consecutive year, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program has shipped a record number of transuranic (TRU) waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M, for permanent disposal.