WIPP http://kunm.org en 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