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Shipments

Dates for shipments are the most recent dates provided by DOE.  They are tentative and subject to change as more information becomes available from DOE.

Opening of shipment routes will be phased-in:

Generator Site Initial Shipping Date

Number of Shipments

 

Contact-Handled Beginning 1999

Remote-Handled Beginning 2003

Total

Los Alamos, New Mexico March 25, 1999 1,760 111 1,871
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab April 27, 1999 9,651 255 9,906
Rocky Flats, Colorado June 15, 1999 2,261 0 2,261
Hanford, Washington July 12, 2000 1,806 920 2,726
Savannah River Site, South Carolina May 8, 2001 1,830 0 1,830
Mound Laboratory, Ohio TBD 30 0 30
Argonne National Lab-East, Illinois TBD 26 109 135
Lawrence Livermore, California TBD 106 0 106
Nevada Test Site TBD 112 0 112
Oak Ridge, Tennessee TBD 124 473 597
Battelle Columbus Laboratory, Ohio TBD 0 40 40
Energy Technology Engineering Center, Santa Susana, California TBD 0 6 6
Totals   17,706 1,914 19,620

Dates of first shipment are for contact-handled (CH) wastes only. U.S. DOE projects that remote-handled (RH) waste shipments will commence in January 2003. For an explanation of contact- and remote-handled wastes, look in the Radiation Primer.

Source:

  • Shipment numbers from the "WIPP Disposal Phase Final SEIS-II," DOE/EIS-0026-S-2, November 1996, Volume 1, Chapter 5, page 5-13, Proposed Action. Numbers are subject to change.
  • Information for LANL, INEEL and Rocky Flats initial shipping dates were provided in DOE's Shipping Notice.  Initial shipping dates for all other sites will be promulgated when known.

TBD:  To Be Determined.

Contact Information
WIPP Transportation Safety Program
Coordinator, Eletha J. Trujillo
New Mexico Radioactive Waste Consultation Task Force
1220 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
P: (505) 476-3224
F: (505) 476-3322
emnrd.wipp.coordinator@state.nm.us

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