Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Public Hearing

April 29, 2015 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center
4012 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Safety During Recovery and Resumption of Operations

In Session I of this public meeting and hearing, the Board will receive testimony from a senior Department of Energy (DOE)official regarding actions taken by DOE to safely recover the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground from events following a salt haul truck fire on February 5, 2014, and a separate radiological release on February 14,2014.

During Session II, the Board will receive testimony from a panel of senior managers from DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), and the site contractor—Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP).

Session III with a discussion of DOE’s strategy for improving the effectiveness of federal oversight of contractor activities, including specific actions to ensure that improvements made by the site contractor and DOE are sustained over the long term.

In Session IV, the Board will conclude the proceeding with testimony from its senior staff regarding an update to the public on the Board’s proposed oversight actions associated with safe recovery of the underground, and oversight of corrective actions to resume and sustain safe waste operations.
 

 


 

Part One from Red Rocket on Vimeo.


Part Two from Red Rocket on Vimeo.

 

 

Documentation

Public Hearing Transcript
Date Title Document
April 29, 2015
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Public Hearing April 29, 2015 PDF iconPDF
Public Hearing Testimony
Date Title Document
April 29, 2015
Session 2- Supplemental Testimony of Mr. Session 2- Supplemental Testimony of Mr. Jose Franco PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 2- Supplemental Testimony of Mr. Sean Dunagan PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. Sean Dunagan PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. Jose Franco PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. James Hutton PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 1 - Testimony of Mr. Mark Whitney PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. Robert McQuinn PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. James Blankenhorn PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
session 3 - Testimony of Mr. James Hutton PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. Jose Franco PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. Theodore Wyka PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. Robert McQuinn PDF iconPDF
Public Hearing Statement
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Statement of Ms. ShannYn Sollitt PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Statement of Mr. George Anastas PDF iconPDF
April 29, 2015
Statement of Mr. Kyle Marksteiner on Behalf of Mr. John Heaton PDF iconPDF