The purpose of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant(WIPP) Environmental Monitoring Project is to establish and maintain independent environmental research and monitoring in the vicinity of the WIPP and to make the results easily accessible to all interested parties. This project began implementation during the WIPP pre-disposal phase, and is continuing during the operational (disposal) phase. The WIPP EM project is organized and carried out independent of direct oversight by Department Of Energy(DOE), and the project does not provide data to any regulatory body to meet the compliance demonstration requirements applicable to the WIPP. Analytical results and interpretations from the WIPP-EM are published by CEMRC to inform the public and particularly the environmental science community.
For information on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant(WIPP),
⇒ U.S. Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant