WIPP Stakeholder Information Notification Service

Government officials and scientists chose the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site through a selection process that started in the 1950s. At that time, the National Academy of Sciences conducted a nationwide search for geological formations stable enough to contain radioactive wastes for thousands of years. In 1955, after extensive study, salt deposits were recommended as a promising medium for the disposal of radioactive waste. Since then, bedded salt has been one of the leading candidates for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste.

In accordance with the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (Permit Number: NM4890139088-TSDF), an e-mail notification process has been established to inform stakeholders when one or more of the following activities occur at the WIPP project.

The e-mail notification will provide the recipient with an address on the WIPP web page where additional information can be obtained. If you would like to receive these e-mail notifications, please read the disclaimer below and click the "I Agree" button to subscribe. After you complete the registration, an e-mail message with a confirmation number and web page link will be sent to the address you provided. This message also will ask you to click on the attached link and enter your confirmation number to verify your e-mail address and intent to subscribe to this service.

Please note that the e-mail notification service is in addition to the information you receive through the WIPP Facility Mailing List, which is maintained by the New Mexico Environment Department at


Thank you for your continuing interest in the WIPP facility.

Please read the following before continuing.

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