Another rock fall at WIPP

The DOE says engineers at WIPP have found a rock fall in the former exhaust access drift to Panel 3.

Panel 3 closed nine years ago, and access to its openings have required management approval for the last two years. No personnel have had the ability to enter in the last year and a half.

This marks the second rock fall that engineers have identified in the last week.

Nuclear Waste Partnership and the Carlsbad Field Office keep working with others to identify more areas that may need to close.