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 05/31/2019).
DOE Shipping Goal From 08/01/2018 – 07/31/2019: 330 shipments, or 6.4 shipments per calendar week.
DOE’s Actual Shipments for 2019 Through 05/31/2019: 115 shipments shipments, or 5.4 shipments a week based on calendar weeks.
Total Projected Shipments for 2019 Through 12/31/2019 at current weekly shipping rate: 281 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.