WIPP http://kunm.org en Senators Seek Money for WIPP http://kunm.org/post/senators-seek-money-wipp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New Mexico's two U.S. senators want President Obama to change his proposed budget to ensure that there's money for work needed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in Carlsbad.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:26:58 +0000 Associated Press 46214 at http://kunm.org Senators Seek Money for WIPP Management, Safety Cited For Radiation Release At WIPP http://kunm.org/post/management-safety-cited-radiation-release-wipp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 14px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Department of Energy investigators say a radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of safety at the 15-year-old site.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:18:26 +0000 The Associated Press & Jeri Clausing 44361 at http://kunm.org Management, Safety Cited For Radiation Release At WIPP WIPP - Failure To Communicate? http://kunm.org/post/wipp-failure-communicate <p>The director of an organization that evaluated the WIPP site for over 25 years said officials aren’t doing enough to inform New Mexicans.</p><p>Dr. Bob Neill led the <a href="http://www.wmsym.org/archives/1983/V1/17.pdf">Environmental Evaluation Group</a>, which provided independent technical evaluations of the WIPP project for more than two decades. He retired a year after the plant opened in 1999, and the group disbanded in 2004.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:55:57 +0000 Marisa Demarco 42901 at http://kunm.org WIPP - Failure To Communicate? Update: Nuclear Waste From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas http://kunm.org/post/update-nuclear-waste-new-mexico-lab-may-go-texas <p><strong>03/20/14 Update:&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Nuclear Waste&nbsp;From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas</span></strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;-&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press</em></span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:00:38 +0000 Marisa Demarco & Associated Press 42685 at http://kunm.org Update: Nuclear Waste From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas Officials: Air In Underground Nuclear Waste Facility Is Safe, Fire Is Out http://kunm.org/post/officials-air-underground-nuclear-waste-facility-safe-fire-out <p>UPDATE 5:30p 2/6:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Work has resumed at southeastern New Mexico's nuclear waste repository. But officials say they don't yet know what caused the truck fire that forced an evacuation of the underground site.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:18:58 +0000 Christine Trudeau & The Associated Press 40966 at http://kunm.org Officials: Air In Underground Nuclear Waste Facility Is Safe, Fire Is Out State Environment Dept. To Hold Hearings On New WIPP Proposal http://kunm.org/post/state-environment-dept-hold-hearings-new-wipp-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Mexico Environment Department announced this week it&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.kndo.com/story/22793672/new-mexico-denies-hanford-request-to-transfer-waste-from-leaking-tanks" style="line-height: 1.5;">will hold public hearings on a request</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to ship more radioactive waste into the state. </span></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:20:55 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31907 at http://kunm.org State Environment Dept. To Hold Hearings On New WIPP Proposal DOE proposes storing tons of mercury near WIPP site http://kunm.org/post/doe-proposes-storing-tons-mercury-near-wipp-site <p>The U.S. Department of Energy is eying two sites in Eddy County to store 10,000 metric tons of mercury (about 22 million pounds). A site in West Texas was DOE&rsquo;s preferred storage spot, according to the<a href="http://www.currentargus.com/ci_20936568/dept-energy-considers-wipp-eddy-county-mercury-storage"> Carlsbad Current-Argus</a>. But now the federal agency is exploring two locations near the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.</p><p>Jody Knox, president of the Carlsbad Department of Development, said her board supports the proposal.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:10:08 +0000 Megan Kamerick & The Carlsbad Current-Argus & The Associated Press 14745 at http://kunm.org