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More underground space is needed at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

More underground space is needed to complete the mission at the Waste
Isolation Pilot Plant to dispose of nuclear waste, contend WIPP officials
during a Monday public meeting. The U.S. Department of Energy was underway
with a permit modification request (PMR) that would amend the DOE’s
permit with the State of New Mexico to allow for the mining of two new
panels where waste would be disposed of along with drifts connecting the
panels to the rest of the underground repository. At WIPP, transuranic
(TRU) nuclear waste consisting of clothing items and equipment irradiated
during nuclear activities at DOE sites across the country is disposed of
via burying in an underground salt deposit.

 Carlsbad Current Argus 27th July 2021

July 29, 2021 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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