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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a deep geologic repository in southeastern New Mexico (near Carlsbad). It is the world's first underground repository licensed to safely and permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste left from the research and production of U.S. nuclear weapons. After more than 20 years of scientific study, public input, and regulatory struggles, WIPP began operations on March 26, 1999.
U.S. DOE: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Information Site
Pilot facility built by the U.S. National Safety Council’s Environmental Health Center (NSC/EHC) to serve as the nation’s first geological repository for permanent transuranic waste disposal. Provides information about the facility, waste types, radiation protection, regulation and safety issues.
NMED - Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Information Page
Information resource from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). Includes current activities, news and headlines.
U.S. EPA: Radiation Protection
Radiological information about the underground pilot disposal for federally generated transuranic radioactive waste. Provides news, documents and information about facility operation, safety and waste transportation issues.
Wikipedia: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Free encyclopedia article about deep geological repository licensed to permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste.
AGI - Updated Status of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Repository
Background, history and current status of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository facility reported by the Governmental Affairs Program of the American Geological Society (AGI). (January 03, 2001)
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