An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

Radiation Protection

Subpart A Inspection Report in Response to the February 14, 2014 WIPP Incident

EPA's April 2014 inspection focused on some of the actions taken by DOE and its prime WIPP contractor, Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), in response to the accidental release. EPA inspectors examined the WIPP's air emission monitoring devices and methods used to estimate radiation doses to the public. In addition, EPA inspected radiation sampling locations and equipment, observed sample processing and reviewed the consequence assessment dose estimates.

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.