- Regulatory oversight
- Quality Assurance Auditing and Assessments
- Independent Oversight
- Safety oversight
- Environmental compliance oversight
The primary misson of the CBFO in Carlsbad is to lead the nation’s transuranic (TRU) waste disposal effort and manage the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the nation’s first facility for deep geological disposal of TRU waste as by-products of nuclear weapons production and disassembly. It has been developed by the U.S. Department of Energy in southeastern New Mexico, about 26 miles east of Carlsbad.