New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Radiation Control Bureau


For information on WIPP shipments running through New Mexico, please contact Eletha J. Trujillo of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department at (505) 476-3224. To see some of the WIPP Program activities please go to the following links:

Homeland Security Initiatives

Emergency Response Training & Exercises

What This Program is About

The WIPP Emergency Response Training Program works in conjunction with the following agencies to provide emergency response training to prepare New Mexico communities to respond to hazardous materials transportation accidents, including those involving shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP):

     Environment Department

     Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

     Department of Public Safety (DPS)

     Department of Health

     State Fire Marshall’s Office

     Highway and Transportation Department

This program assists by providing that portion pertaining to radiation fundamentals and radiation protection response.  The radiological training module has been modified to include WIPP-specific emergency response information and can be presented free-of-charge in New Mexico communities as part of a progressive train-up program.

For further information about this program contact:

Bobby Lopez, Coordinator
(505)670-1120 office

Mailing Address

Street Address

Radiation Control Bureau
New Mexico Environment Department
PO Box 5469
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502-5469

Radiation Control Bureau
New Mexico Environment Department
Montoya Building
1100 St. Francis Drive Suite 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Web Links:

New Mexico WIPP Transportation Safety Program


For information regarding this page, contact Carl Sullivan of the Bureau at