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Radiation Protection

Compressed Waste at WIPP

On March 26, 2004, the EPA approved the DOE’s request to allow disposal in WIPP of compressed waste from the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility at the Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL) site. The EPA’s evaluation of this request found that disposing of compressed waste in WIPP does not impact the long-term performance of the repository.

The EPA’s letter to the DOE approving the disposal of compressed waste from INEEL and the Agency’s supporting technical evaluation is available at any of our docket locations, or below. 

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