The Department of Energy Field Office in Carlsbad has announced that on May 28, WIPP workers entered the underground facility to adjust the ventilation system. While underground, they adjusted a regulator on a bulkhead door and closed and taped doors at another underground location to allow more air flow through Panel 7 and better ventilation control in preparation for the planned filter change.
Geotechnical experts also conducted underground inspections at several locations to make sure the ground was still stable.
The City of Carlsbad and DOE co-host biweekly meetings featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno St. Live streaming of the biweekly meetings can be seen at http://new.livestream.com/rrv.