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WIPP Related/Useful Links

Related Links on the Web

International, Educational & Professional Organizations

Other States

Emergency Response & Training Information

button State of New Mexico

List of State Agencies involved in WIPP

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Environment Department

Radiation Control Bureau

DOE Oversight Bureau

State Fire Marshal's Office

Department of Health

Bureau of Health Emergency Management

NM Department of Transportation

Department of Public Safety

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

State Police

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

New Mexico Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force (AKA Governor's WIPP Task Force)

New Mexico State Legislature

Office of the Governor

U.S. Congressional Representatives from New Mexico:

Representative Ben Ray Lujan
330 Cannon House Office Building, , Washington, D.C.
Web Site:

Representative Steve Pearce
(from the district with WIPP)
2367 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Web Site:

Senator Martin Heinrich
B40 D Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C.
Web Site:

Senator Tom Udall
110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Web Site:


Other States


State of Colorado Rocky Flats Oversight Program

State of Idaho -- INL Oversight Program

State of Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects

State of Ohio -- Office of Federal Facilities Oversight

State of Tennessee DOE Oversight Division

State of Washington Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program



Federal Government Sites


Department of Energy

DOE Carlsbad Area Office -- The DOE WIPP Site

DOE WIPP Transuranic Waste Transportation Routes
Includes information on WIPP Transportation Alternatives Study.

Also, see DOE's National Transportation Program web site.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Sets standards for drivers of trucks that carry hazardous cargo, including radioactive waste.
     Also see DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Environmental Protection Agency


Federal Emergency Management Administration
              Also see their independent study courses

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Responsible for certifying the transportation containers for nuclear materials, including WIPP waste.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Responsible for worker safety -- including workers at the WIPP site and emergency responders.  OSHA Regulations for HAZMAT Operations.



Governmental Associations

National Governors' Association

NGA Cleaning Up America's Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2019 Update

Council of State Governments

CSG, Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project


Southern States Energy Board
Radioactive Materials: Emergency Response and Transportation Planning

Western Governors' Association

WIPP Fact Sheet - WGA 2017


Western Interstate Energy Board

High-Level Waste

National Conference of State Legislatures

State and Tribal Government Working Group



International, Educational & Professional Organizations


Idaho State University Radiation Information Network


Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center (CEMRC)
The primary goals of the CEMRC are to: establish a permanent center of excellence to anticipate and respond to emerging health and environmental needs, and develop and implement an independent health and environmental monitoring program in the vicinity of the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and make the results easily accessible to all interested parties.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

Works to promote uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections and motor carrier safety enforcement activities in North America.

CVSA Level VI Inspections

International Atomic Energy Agency

Serves as the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field, and as the international inspectorate for the application of nuclear safeguards and verification measures covering civilian nuclear programs.

Nuclear Energy Agency

National Academy of Sciences

The Radiation and Health Physics Page

A Teachers Guide to the Nuclear Science Wall Chart

Radiation theory for science teachers.

Waste-Management Education & Research Consortium
WERC is a unique organization which combines the expertise of education, research, technology transfer, and public outreach.



Emergency Response & Training Information


New Mexico’s Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education

NMshpere logo

Canadian Transport Emergency Centre of the Department of Transport

ChemFinder Chemical Search

CHEMTREC® is a 24 hour public service of the chemical industry that provides immediate emergency response information and assistance during emergencies involving chemicals.

International Programme on Chemical Safety

Department of Transportation HAZMAT Safety
DOT Hazmat Training page

CDC Guidelines for Handling Decendents Contaminated with RadioActive Materials

Radiation Emergency Medical Management Website


Contact Information
WIPP Transportation Safety Program
Coordinator, Eletha J. Trujillo
New Mexico Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force
1220 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
P: (505) 476-3224
F: (505) 476-3322

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