April 14, 2020

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 03/31/2020).

Updated 04/14/2020

DOE Shipping Goal :   .The Energy Department hopes to receive 400 shipments at WIPP during fiscal 2020, which started Oct. 1, 2019. (It has received 31 shipments in first two months of fiscal 2020.)

DOE’s Actual Shipments for CY 2019 Through 11/30/2019: 285 shipments shipments, or 5.9 shipments a week based on calendar weeks.

Total Projected Shipments for 2019 Through 12/31/2019 at current weekly shipping rate: 309 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.