Submit Public Comments to the New Mexico Environment Department on Utility Shaft at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant:

There’s time to submit comments!
Just a reminder: NMED will accept comments for at least a week after the official due date.


A draft permit for the $100 million utility shaft construction project was issued by NMED on June 12, opening a public comment period scheduled to continue until 5 p.m., Aug. 11.

The utility shaft was not needed for ongoing WIPP operations, but for an intended expansion of the facility that would keep it open longer than previously agreed to and holding more waste. Any expansion in WIPP’s capacity and lifetime should be brought before the public before work to do so was allowed.

Submit comments here below:


Or submit in writing to:
WIPP Project Manager Ricardo Maestas at NMED’s Hazardous Waste Bureau,
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1, Santa Fe New Mexico 87505

or via email at:
ricardo.maestas@state.nm.us.

The public may also request a public hearing at the same address and email.

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