Recovery/Restart

RECOVERY/RESTART

In December 2016, the WIPP facility was authorized to resume waste emplacement operations after completing a series of independent reviews and pre-start corrective actions. Emplacement operations were suspended in February 2014, following two unrelated events in the WIPP underground, which resulted in off-normal facility conditions: a salt haul truck fire on February 5 and a radiological release on February 14.