By federal law, agreements with New Mexico, and the WIPP Permit, the dump is for a limited amount of defense transuranic waste and a limited lifetime, as there are to be other repositories in other states. Instead, the Department of Energy (DOE) plans to operate WIPP indefinitely for much additional waste and not develop any other repositories.
NO WIPP EXPANSION!
Oppose the new shaft Permit Modification Request, which is part of the plan to keep WIPP open indefinitely and to allow more waste. The expansion is contrary to legal requirements and endangers public health and the environment, so NMED must deny the request.
Mr. Bobby St. John
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
PO Box 2078
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Tell the NM Environment Department
Mr. Ricardo Maestas
New Mexico Environment Department
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1
Santa Fe, NM 87505