The New Mexico Environment Department has issued a modified permit for WIPP to store some lower level waste in parking areas while the incident at the mine is sorted out. The waste is in transport containers above ground. The permit also mandates that WIPP can’t receive new shipments until the facility is back in operation.
This is causing some issues for the various facilities that are using WIPP to store their waste. Some of the national labs are now considering alternative storage options with WIPP’s future being uncertain.
As of today neither DOE or CEMRC have issued any new radiation testing results. Assurances were given days after the disaster that more testing was being done and some results would be available in a few days. A filter test takes about 5 days to process.
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