Recovery plan for WIPP: restart in early 2016

wippThe U.S. Department of Energy today released its recovery plan for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, saying it is committed to resuming operations in the first quarter of calendar year 2016. Operations have been suspended since a series of events, including an underground fire and a release of radioactive materials at the waste repository, in February.

According to the report, the anticipated recovery costs will be about $242 million, with a couple of capital projects that could — based on some preliminary estimates — double the level of funding needed.

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