The supplemental ventilation system installed in the air intake drift
WIPP's new hybrid (diesel/electric) bolter in the underground mine
A drill being run at WIPP's new Emergency Operations Center
Emergency response vehicles stationed in the WIPP underground

WIPP Update

May 24, 2016

WIPP Firefighters Complete Fire Training

Members of the WIPP fire department recently participated in Live Fire Training at the Permian Basin Regional Training Center located south of Carlsbad, NM.  Live Fire Training is a critical part of the training and certification process for WIPP firefighters and the facilities at the regional training center allowed the 29 participants to respond and fight fires in a realistic, but controlled environment.

Firefighters rescue a mannequin for a burning building during a live fire exerciseFirefighters rescue a mannequin from a burning building during live-fire exercise.

The training required participants to solve unique problems associated with fires in different types of structures and rescue scenarios.  “This type of training is invaluable for maintaining a state of readiness to respond to various emergencies both at the WIPP site and the surrounding area.” Said Todd Davidson, WIPP Fire Chief.

The two-day training included a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on firefighting. Participants responded to burning structures using all the personal protective equipment, tools and appliances necessary to extinguish the fire.  A certified instructor accompanied those entering the building to evaluate their techniques and provide feedback when the drill was complete. 

WIPP continues to focus on improving safety and emergency response capabilities at the facility to better protect employees and the environment.

Next WIPP Town Hall Meeting Scheduled Thursday, June 2

The City of Carlsbad and DOE will co-host a special Town Hall meeting featuring an update on the approval and implementation of the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA). The DSA is the document that provides the foundation for all WIPP Safety Management Programs. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno Street.  Live streaming of the meeting can be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/rrv/.

Reports and Plans

 

CBFO CAP Plan Documented Safety Analysis,
Rev. 5b Chapters 0-2

CBFO CAP Plan Documented Safety Analysis,
Rev. 5b Chapters 3-18

CBFO CAP Plan Technical Safety Requirements

CBFO CAP Plan Safety Evaluation Report for
Documented Safety Analysis, Rev. 5b

CBFO CAP Plan CBFO Corrective Action Plan for the Fire and Radiological Events (Rev. 1)

NWP CAP Plan NWP Corrective Action Addendum for Radiological Release Event

AIB Phase II Report on the February 14 Radiological Event

AIB Phase II Investigation Summary Slides

AIB Investigation Report on the February 5 Fire

AIB Investigation Summary Slides

AIB Phase I Report on the February 14 Radiological Event

AIB Phase I Investigation Summary Slides

Office of Environmental Management Corrective Action Plan for Fire Event

Office of Environmental Management Corrective Action Plan for the Radiological Event

Office of Enterprise Assessments Operational Analysis of Safety Trends at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, May 2014 - May 2015

NWP Corrective Action Plan for the Fire and Radiological Events

Technical Assessment Team Report

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents for the AIB and TAT reports