The Public is invited to learn about and view a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant transport vehicle in Rock Springs today.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, transport vehicle is utilized to transport radioactive waste to the WIPP in southeastern New Mexico.
The session begins at 10 a.m. today at Western Wyoming Community College Room 1309. It begins with a 30 minute briefing on the WIPP program followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
There will be about 45 minutes for participants to view the vehicle up close and to meet the drivers. The vehicle will be located in the west parking lot of WWCC.
The federal government resumed shipping radioactive waste by truck this year. Shipments were halted in 2014 after a chemical reaction caused a waste drum to burstâ€”contaminating portions of the WIPP underground. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, work has been done to restore the facility and prevent a reoccurrence of such an event.
Learn more about the WIPP Transportation Program atÂ www.wipp.energy.gov.