Tag Archives: WIPP

Will Art Save Our Descendants from Radioactive Waste? via Jstor Daily

What if the great threat to human life isn’t a bomb dropping down from above but radioactive waste creeping up from below? Will art come to our rescue then? Before a world that trembled beneath the threat of nuclear holocaust, … Continue reading

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Los Alamos National Laboratory site resumes shipping nuclear waste via Santa Fe New Mexican

Safety problems for the past five years prevented Los Alamos National Laboratory from using an important building built to temporarily store and load drums of radioactive waste. But officials on Friday said the structure, known as the Radioassay and Nondestructive … Continue reading

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US Nuclear Waste Dump Marks 20 Years via VOA

Many years ago, the United States government started a project aimed at proving that nuclear waste can be safely left underground. The government approved plans to set up a processing center, known as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, in the New … Continue reading

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Ground fall at WIPP via The Albuquerque Journal

CARLSBAD — Worker safety at WIPP is at front and center after a collapsed portion of the ceiling was discovered earlier this week. According to a letter sent to WIPP employees from Nuclear Waste Partnership president Phil Breidenbach on Friday, … Continue reading

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Watchdog suit seeks to nullify LANL cleanup deal via The Santa Fe New Mexican

A Santa Fe-based watchdog group is asking a federal court to declare invalid a new consent order governing cleanup of Cold War-era waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, saying regulators have failed to meet their public participation requirements. At … Continue reading

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Buried nuclear waste risky, say Stanford experts via Stanford News

The Department of Energy’s long-term plan for dealing with material contaminated with plutonium and heavier elements from the U.S. weapons program is to bury it underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico. The Energy Department’s plan … Continue reading

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Gary Petersen: Proposals on MOX and WIPP compound an uncertain path for Hanford’s nuclear waste via Tri-City Herald

ARY PETERSEN Mid-Columbia Voices Hanford nuclear waste is truly a mixed bag (high-level, low-level, transuranic, greater-than-Class C). This includes medical wastes from hospitals, spent commercial fuel from Columbia Generating Station, and 124 Navy reactor cores from submarines and cruise missiles. … Continue reading

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Peace Activists Descend on Los Alamos, but Residents Remain Indifferent via The New York Times

[…] “All roads lead to Los Alamos,” Father Dear said. “This is the place that taught us that we can destroy one another, destroy the world, and it’s really important for us to understand how our history feeds our violence.” … Continue reading

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EPA to hold 2 meetings on WIPP application via The Albuquerque Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold two “stakeholder roundtables” Wednesday in Albuquerque to take public comments on an application that is key to the reopening of a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste repository. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – a … Continue reading

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House panel calls out nuclear officials over repeated failures via The Albuquerque Journal

Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation’s nuclear complex. The lawmakers, during a … Continue reading

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