The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...
A Creative Solution
Visit WIPP and tour our nation's first deep-geologic repository for safe, permanent disposal of radioactive waste in a 225-million-year-old salt formation. After hearing a brief overview of the facility, visitors will travel 2,150 feet (almost one-half mile) underground to see, first hand, where the U.S. Department of Energy is disposing of transuranic waste from more than 20 temporary storage sites nationwide.
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