Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Technical Assessment Report Released

The DOE released a report by an independent technical assessment team (TAT) that evaluated the mechanisms and chemical reactions contributing to the failure of a waste drum at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM. The TAT concluded that one drum, Drum 68660, was the source of radioactive contamination released during the February […]

Sandia Manager to Take Over WIPP Repository Recovery Efforts

On December 4th, the DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office announced the appointment of Sandia’s Sean Dunagan (recently manager of Sandia’s Performance Assessment & Decision Analysis Dept.) to take on the role of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Senior Recovery Manager under an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) arrangement between the DOE and Sandia. Sean officially began his […]

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident Investigation Analysis Support

A multi-disciplinary team provided critical analysis as part of the Technical Assessment Team supporting the investigation of a radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Subsequent to a February 5, 2014, truck fire, a radi­ation leak was detected above ground on February 15, 2014. Visual inspection underground traced the source […]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Research & Capabilities, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident Investigation Analysis Support

Yifeng Wang Selected Asian-American Engineer of the Year

Yifeng Wang (Radiological Consequence Management and Response Technologies Dept.) has been selected by the Chinese Institute of Engineers–USA to receive the Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) award for 2014. The award annually recognizes “American individuals of Asian descent who have made exceptional contributions to the field of Engineering, Science, and/or as a Corporate […]

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Defense Waste Management Programs

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