Public comments on WIPP volume change due Thursday - Albuquerque Journal

Public comments on WIPP volume change due Thursday

Public comments on a request by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to the state to change how the volume of nuclear waste in the underground is calculated are due by 5 p.m. Thursday.

The New Mexico Environment Department is accepting comments pertaining to a requested permit modification that, if approved, would make the southeast New Mexico repository 1/3 full, instead of the current volume at half full.

Federal law limits the maximum volume of transuranic waste at WIPP to 6.2 million cubic feet.

Comments may be submitted to NMED’s WIPP Project Manager Ricardo Maestas at ricardo.maestas@state.nm.us with subject line “WIPP Draft Permit.”


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