CEMRC receives extension for underground air monitoring

The Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CEMRC) has received funding from Washington Tru Solutions to continue support of the U.S. Department of Energy for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a deep geologic repository that has been disposing of transuranic nuclear waste for the past seven years. This particular support is for measuring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the underground air at the site to determine if any prohibited compounds are being released and to confirm the safety of the operating conditions. Since CEMRC has been providing these measurements, no VOCs have been detected above any action levels. The award was for $50,000, making the total award $295,000.

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