February 27, 2024

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U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information on Potential Clean Energy Projects at WIPP Site

DOE today issued a request for information (RFI) to identify industry partners interested in developing commercial clean energy projects on DOE land in southeast New Mexico. DOE is considering leasing land located at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site.

January 30, 2024

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Achieves Best Shipment Season in 10 Years

During the calendar year of 2023, the team at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant had its best shipment performance in 10 years, continuing the cleanup of sites in New Mexico and across the country.

January 30, 2024

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SRS, WIPP Collaborate to Bring Science Bowl to Southeast New Mexico

An EM Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) employee recently visited the Savannah River Site (SRS) to benchmark its successful science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach programs, which have been in place with local schools since 2008.

January 30, 2024

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EM Releases Fresh Slate of Ambitious Priorities to Drive Cleanup Progress in 2024

EM has released its program priorities for calendar year (CY) 2024, covering key cleanup actions, project construction, acquisition and other important activities that will further EM’s environmental mission.

January 23, 2024

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WIPP Begins Mining New Waste Disposal Panel for First Time in Decade

Just before the new year, there was quite the ribbon-cutting at EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). At the event, the spinning teeth of a multi-ton mechanical mining machine clawed through the ceremonial ribbon and began cutting a new disposal panel out of a 250-million-year-old layer of salt beneath the New Mexico desert.

January 10, 2024

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EM Continues Winning Streak as Scorecard Shows Another Year of Deep Cleanup Progress

EM checked off the majority of its priorities for calendar year 2023, completing complex work that led to critical progress, made by possible by support from its state, tribal and local partners.

December 5, 2023

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WIPP Achieves EM’s 2023 Transuranic Waste Disposal Priority

EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has accomplished an EM 2023 priority to complete and dispose of 400 transuranic waste shipments while striving to ensure no backlog of shipments from cleanup at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) site in New Mexico.

November 21, 2023

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WIPP Kicks Off Phase to Bring New Air Ventilation System Online

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) workforce recently met an EM 2023 priority when they began commissioning the site’s new large-scale ventilation system, also known as the Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System (SSCVS).

November 7, 2023

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EM Salutes Veterans Across Cleanup Complex

In honor of Veterans Day this Saturday, EM is highlighting veterans who have transitioned from the military to civilian service in the cleanup program.

October 31, 2023

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Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Progress in Fiscal Year 2023

The EM Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) successfully completed several key legacy cleanup accomplishments in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, including meeting all regulatory milestones, exceeding transuranic (TRU) waste shipment goals and wrapping up fie