Politicians, senators, congress members, community officials and employees of the Carlsbad plant gathered Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The center is housed with the U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office inside the Skeen-Whitlock Building. It was remodeled over the past several months to include the new operations center.
Upgrades include new computers, wall-mounted monitors and interactive message boards.
Software changes will allow for the sharing of information between the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and state and local public safety agencies.