United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Low-Level Waste Disposal Statistics

Approximately 1.8 million cubic feet and 53 thousand curies of low-level radioactive waste were disposed of in 2011*. The volume and radioactivity of waste vary from year to year based on the types and quantities of waste shipped. Note that as of March 2013, data for 2012 are not yet available. In addition, beginning in 2012, the Waste Control Specialists, LLC facility in Andrews, TX began disposal operations.

See the disposal facility volume and activity by year below:

| 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 |

2011 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Clive 1,755,829 8,551
Barnwell 11,608 44,225
Richland 40,632 434
TOTAL 1,808,069 53,210

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2010 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Clive 2,092,944 7,050
Barnwell 34,914 4,345
Richland 18,494 48,656
TOTAL 2,146,352 60,051

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2009 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Clive 1,752,511 5,886
Barnwell 11,355 3,694
Richland 33,262 493
TOTAL 1,797,128 10,073

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2008 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)
Clive 2,040,296 4,694
Barnwell 22,278 762,018
Richland 22,791 16,452
TOTAL 2,085,365 783,164

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2007 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)
Clive 2,492,385 3,901
Barnwell 38,067 1,096,214
Richland 96,679 13,706
TOTAL 2,627,131 1,113,821

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2006 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)
Clive 3,983,800 4,570
Barnwell 38,129 322,491
Richland 24,864 1,787
TOTAL 4,046,793 328,848

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2005 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)
Clive 3,940,775 3,262
Barnwell 43,014 517,693
Richland 30,026 6,247
TOTAL 4,013,815 527,202

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* Latest available data via the U.S. Department of Energy Manifest Information Management System (MIMS)
** For sites that accept class A, B, and C waste (Barnwell, Richland, and soon Andrews (WCS)) activity levels can vary significantly from year to year depending on generators shipping waste in a given year.
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, April 04, 2013