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Low-Level Waste Compacts

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U.S. Low-Level Waste Compacts

Compact Percent of Total Volume of Low-Level Waste Disposed in 2000
Northwest total 1.89%
Alaska <> Oregon 0.22%
Hawaii 9.22% Utah 0.22%
Idaho 0.29% Washington* 90.06%
Montana <> Wyoming <>
Southwestern total 28.91%
Arizona 8.82% North Dakota <>
California** 91.17% South Dakota <>
Rocky Mountain total 0.09%
Colorado 78.54% Nevada 11.31%
New Mexico 10.15%    
Midwest total 9.53%
Indiana 0.58% Missouri 55.41%
Iowa 2.23% Ohio 36.15%
Minnesota 2.74% Wisconsin 2.9%
Central total 1.83%
Arkansas 26.2% Nebraska** 33.44%
Kansas 9.89% Oklahoma 0.02%
Louisiana 30.44%  
Texas total 1.96%
Vermont 16.31% Texas 83.69%
Central Midwest total 11.46%
Illinois** 57.52% Kentucky 42.48%
Appalachian total 5.8%
Delaware 0.34% Pennsylvania** 94%
Maryland 5.55% West Virginia 0.11%
Atlantic total 7.4%
Connecticut** 19.81%    
New Jersey** 21.86% South Carolina 58.33%
Southeast total 15.47%
Alabama 10.84% Mississippi 1.54%
Florida 18.07% Tennessee 46.69%
Georgia 9.36% Virginia 13.49%
Unaffiliated States total 15.66%
District of Columbia 0.04% New York** 10.53%
Massachusetts** 57.41% Puerto Rico <>
Michigan** 10.13% Rhode Island <>
New Hampshire 1.94% North Carolina** 19.9%
Maine 0.04% Unknown*** 0.01%

* Current Host State (2)
** Selected Host State (10)
***Brokered LLW disposed at Envirocare of Utah, state or origin unknown.

Source: DOE Manifest Information Management System (MIMS) State-by-State Assessment of Low-Level Radioactive Wastes Received at Commercial Disposal Sites.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, March 25, 2013