WIPP Update

June 29, 2015

Bryson Named Acting Manager for CBFO

Today Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), named Dana Bryson the Acting Manager for the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). He is replacing Joe Franco, who recently returned to a position in DOE’s Richland Operations Office in Washington. Bryson has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry and served as the CBFO Deputy Manager since December 2013. Previously, Bryson was the Director of the River Corridor Division for DOE’s Richland Operations Office, where he was responsible for cleanup and restoration of the 220 square miles of the Columbia River Corridor.

“Dana has been an integral part of the EM management team for more than two decades and with the Department for more than 30 years and we are confident he is up to the challenges presented by the WIPP recovery project,” said Whitney.

The Department of energy is currently considering qualified candidates to fill the CBFO Manager position. 

WIPP Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled

Due to the July 4th holiday, the next WIPP Town Hall Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 9. 

The City of Carlsbad and DOE will co-host its Town Hall meeting featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno Street.  Live streaming of the meeting can be seen at http://new.livestream.com/rrv/

Past town hall meetings are still available to be viewed at http://www.wipp.energy.gov/wipprecovery/townhallmeeting.html.

Reports and Plans

 
Recent

AIB Phase II Report on the February 14 Radiological Event

AIB Phase II Investigation Summary Slides

Older

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

CBFO Corrective Action Plan for the Fire and Radiological Events

NWP Corrective Action Plan for the Fire and Radiological Events

Technical Assessment Team Report

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents for the AIB and TAT reports


Did you know?

WIPP has made significant progress in its recovery efforts

On September 30, 2014, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Plan was issued. It outlines the necessary steps to resume limited waste disposal operations in the first quarter of calendar year 2016. 

Several of the steps have been completed and WIPP is making good progress in its recovery efforts.



For more information about the WIPP Recovery Plan, see the Plans and Reports page.

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