DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement To Nambe Pueblo


DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement To Nambe Pueblo

Submitted by Carol A. Clark 

The Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office has 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.