WIPP Preparing For Future Entries

WIPP News:

Last week, Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership teams evaluated the initial photos from Wednesday’s entry into Room 7 of Panel 7. The entry confirmed that the radiation source was in Room 7, but the cause of the release was not evident.

This week, teams are finalizing safety basis documents and planning future entries to conduct additional investigations in Room 7. During the next entry, teams will have a longer stay-time, and workers are bringing equipment that allows better visibility. With telescopic extensions for cameras, employees can possibly get visuals that will help determine the exact location of the radiation event.

May 1, the City of Carlsbad and DOE will co-­host a weekly meeting featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities. The meeting is scheduled at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N.
Halagueno Street. Live streaming of the weekly meetings can be seen at http://new.livestream.com/rrv/.