NMED takes action on WIPP

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The New Mexico Environment Department took final administrative action on a Class 2 permit modification request to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Wednesday.
NMED has approved the modification with changes regarding the mandatory testing of all mixed waste containers. This permit modification is not related to the recent news regarding an anticipated permit modification request for the Hanford tank waste.
The Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office and Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (the permittees) submitted a Class 2 PMR to the NMED on Dec. 12, seeking to revise the waste analysis plan waste characterization methods.
NMED did a review of the proposed changes on waste analysis plan waste characterization methods. This included the review of comments submitted during a 60-day public comment period, which began Dec. 19 and ended Feb. 18.

From a press release