On Monday, February 24, representatives of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMRC), and local officials will meet with the public. The planned purpose of the meeting is to provide a status report and answer questions about the airborne contamination detected in the facility and the trace contaminants detected at an environmental monitoring station located 0.6 miles away.
Dale Janway, the mayor of Carlsbad, NM, called the meeting to provide a venue to allow experts to talk with the public and address their concerns.
The meeting is scheduled for 5:00 pm at the Pecos River Village Center Carousel House in Carlsbad.
Press releases from the DOE WIPP field office can be found at http://www.wipp.energy.gov/pr/nr.htm