Above-ground facilities at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a repository for military and research-related radioactive waste located in Carlsbad, in a desert area of south-eastern New Mexico. The facilities cover 14 hectares of a sprawling 4,144 hectare site. The US Department of Energy has been operating the facility since 26 March 1999.