This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Underground tunnel for nuclear waste

Underground tunnel for nuclear waste

T176/0118

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Underground tunnel for nuclear waste located 650 metres below the surface in 900 metre thick salt beds. For 20 years the Waste Isolation and Pilot Plant (WIPP) at Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA was tested for its suitability for storing nuclear waste. In 1999 it became operational for the storage of transuranic waste. This consists of radioisotopes heavier than uranium that are byproducts of nuclear weapons research and production.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}