DOE focus on technical assistance to provided emergency responders and emergency management for safetransportation of radioactive waste

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Carlsbad, NM, December 21, 2016/ Korea IT Times --The Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office today awarded a $250,000 five-year cooperative agreement to the Nambe Pueblo for the coordination of activities to ensure the safe transportation of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

Activities under the cooperative agreement focus on technical assistance to be provided through training and exercises for the New Mexico Pueblo to prepare emergency responders and emergency management for continued assurance of safe and uneventful transportation of radioactive waste through the Pueblo lands.

These activities include transportation monitoring, transportation emergency response planning, transportation emergency response training and exercises, transportation emergency response equipment and supplies, public awareness and participation in WIPP Transportation Safety Program activities.