February 28, 2022

WIPP Waste-Shipment Tracker

By ExchangeMonitor

Shipments of Transuranic Waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) from other DOE Sites (from resumption of shipments the week of 04/03/2017 through 08/31/2020).

Updated 12/31/2022

DOE Shipping Goal :   The Energy Department hopes to receive 400 shipments at WIPP during calendar year 2021, (It has received 65 shipments as of May 20, 2021).

DOE’s Actual Shipments for CY 2020 Through 08/31/2020: 121 shipments shipments, or 3.5 shipments a week based on calendar weeks.

Total Projected Shipments for 2020 Through 12/31/2020 at current weekly shipping rate: 181 shipments (not accounting for holidays, weather or maintenance outages).



Source: The Department of Energy’s Waste Data System/WIPP Waste Information System.

NOTE: DOE only updates its official database two weeks after a shipment is disposed of underground at WIPP.

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