Colorado Waste Isolation Plant Program
Keeping Radiological Waste Shipments Safe and Secure
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the nation's repository for defense-related transuranic radiological wastes, is located 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The facility is built in a 250 million year-old salt formation 2,150 feet below the surface. Wastes generated from research, development and production of nuclear weapons at US Department of Energy sites across the country are transported by highway to the Waste Isolation Plant Program. See document below for more information.
For More Information:
Tammy C. Ottmer
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Program Manager
Emergency Preparedness & Response Division
CO Dept. of Public Health & Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South (EPRD-A5)
Denver, CO 80246-1530
To report a radiological incident or for technical guidance, please contact the 24 Hour Emergency Response Line at 1-877-518-5608.
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