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For Immediate Release May 7, 2001
Media Contact: James Giusti (803) 725-2889


Note to Editors and News Directors

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On May 8, media representatives are invited to observe the first shipment of transuranic, or TRU, waste leave the Savannah Rive Site (SRS) for the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP), located in Carlsbad, NM. A truck, loaded with the TRUPACT-II shipping containers, will pass through the Site’s Jackson Barricade (Barricade #1) en route to I-20 at about 12:15 p.m.

Media representatives planning to view the departure of this first shipment of TRU waste on May 8 should call Michael Milnes, WSRC Public Affairs, (803) 725-2854, no later than 4 p.m. today.

Photos and video B-roll of the TRUPACT-II loading operations
are also available by contacting Mr. Milnes.




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