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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - November 2012

November 2012

Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) preparedness for severe natural phenomena events (NPEs). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe NPE.