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SRIC has a list of Nuclear Waste Documents concerning WIPP, national nuclear waste issues, other international nuclear waste disposal issues.
On February 14, 2014, the underground radiation monitors at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) detected a significant amount of radiation. It was subsequently determined that some contaminants were released to the surface.
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FACTSHEETS AND UPDATES
NEPA needed before WIPP re-opens On November 21, 2016, the Natural Resources Defense Council and SRIC wrote to DOE regarding new NEPA documents required before WIPP can re-open to handle more nuclear waste.
Beatrice Brailsford from the Snake River Alliance in Idaho, Tom Clements of SRS Watch in South Carolina, and Don Hancock of Southwest Research and Information Center discussed the impacts of the WIPP shutdown in all three states on September 28, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
November 18, 2015 Presentation to the Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
PROPOSED FINES FOR WIPP AND LANL
On December 6, 2014, Governor Susana Martinez hand-delivered to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz two Compliance Orders regarding violations of the WIPP and LANL permits related to the February 2014 events at WIPP. The Orders proposed fines of $17,746,250 for WIPP and $36,604,649 for LANL. DOE and its contractors have not agreed to pay any of the fines. If they cannot reach a settlement, hearings would be held, starting on July 27 regarding the WIPP fines, and September 21 regarding the LANL fines.
There also are continuing permit violations at both WIPP and LANL, so additional fines are possible.
The two administrative orders were immediately made available on the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and WIPP websites. However, the detailed explanations of how the proposed fines were calculated were not made available. Consequently, SRIC filed an Inspection of Public Records Act request to NMED and received the documents.
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We have received numerous inquiries about the recent serious accidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), specifically the underground fire and the radiation leak. We would like to update concerned citizens about the on-going issues at WIPP, and discuss the expansion proposals for transporting more nuclear waste through New Mexico to the WIPP dumpsite. SRIC, CARD, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, and the WIPP Committee will be hosting presentation sessions for the public to discuss these issues.
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