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DOE Begins Mining Operations for Salt Disposal Investigations at WIPP | by U.S. Department of Energy
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DOE Begins Mining Operations for Salt Disposal Investigations at WIPP

Mining crews at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant mine the north end of the WIPP repository to support new salt studies.

 

Mining crews recently began tunneling areas in the north end of the 2,150-foot-deep Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository to support a new round of salt studies. Known as the Salt Disposal Investigations (SDI), the studies are designed to test the geologic response of salt to elevated temperatures.

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Taken on June 20, 2007