WIPP hosted the first annual All-Hazards, Offsite Interface Briefing and Regional Radiological Response Planning Meeting Feb. 20 to provide information on changes and enhancements to WIPP’s Emergency Management Program and how these changes would be coordinated with WIPP’s offsite partners.
The meeting was attended by local, state and federal agencies with emergency response roles related to incidents or accidents at the WIPP facility. Other organizations attending the event included the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMERC) and URENCO, a uranium enrichment company located near Eunice, New Mexico.
The WIPP Emergency Communications Plan also was discussed, including how the plan would be implemented if another event occurred similar to those in February 2014.
The next meeting to discuss WIPP activities is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno St. Live streaming of the meeting can be seen at http://new.livestream.com/rrv/.