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WIPP: Additional Areas Cleared in Underground Facility

on September 10, 2014 - 3:56pm

WIPP: personnel continue to work diligently to restore normal access to the WIPP underground facility. The graphic identifies areas that have been surveyed for radiological contamination. The areas highlighted in green have been found to be contamination free. The surveys are conducted on the salt surfaces of the mine, but also include survey and release of any equipment or other structures located in these areas. Individuals conducting radiological surveys are trained on use of radiation detection equipment and the actions that are required should they identify radioactive contamination. Teams are focused on release of specific areas or zones during entries, clearing one zone at a time. Teams continue to make daily entries and are working their way back toward the disposal panels, carefully checking for contamination and reclassifying these areas as appropriate. Courtesy/WIPP


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