CRITICAL WIPP Meeting April 4th 6:30-8:30pm
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W Marcy St Santa Fe, NM 87501

The DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are breaking the agreement made with the people of New Mexico concerning operation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) east of Carlsbad, NM. The agreement was a covenant that the facility would begin to close down in 2024, and there would only be a specific amount to transuranic (TRU) waste deposited there. New Mexico agreed to accept WIPP so that legacy waste could be disposed of. Now NNSA & DOE want to deposit NEWLY generated waste from pit production in NM and SC.

Two top NNSA executives have agreed to attend a meeting facilitated by Santa Fe County Commissioner Anna Hansen. It will be Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. This is the public’s first and last opportunity to address NNSA and DOE leadership specifically on the WIPP prior to NMED’s issuance of a 10-year operational permit which will be issued by NMED in 2023. It may last past 8:30pm.

The precise format of the meeting hasn’t been announced, BUT it is critical there be a VERY LARGE TURNOUT to show these officials the people of New Mexico do NOT want the facility expanded in terms of volume or time it is open.


Willard Hunter
PDA Central NM


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