United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Low-Level Waste Disposal Statistics

Approximately 5.05 million cubic feet and 57 thousand curies of low-level radioactive waste were disposed of in 2017*. The volume and radioactivity of waste vary from year to year based on the types and quantities of waste shipped. Note that data for 2017 became available in March 2018. The Waste Control Specialists LLC facility in Andrews County, TX began disposal operations in 2012, which is why it is not in the tables below before 2012. Totals may not add up due to rounding.

See the disposal facility volume and activity by year below:

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 |

2017 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Andrews County, TX 11,535 34,111
Barnwell, SC 13,511 1,256
Clive, UT 5,014,929 11,987
Richland, WA 13,910 9,826
TOTAL 5,053,885 57,179

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2016 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Andrews County, TX 12,732 116,214
Barnwell, SC 7,078 737
Clive, UT 1,609,959 11,633
Richland, WA 21,218 75,743
TOTAL 1,650,987 204,326

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2015 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Andrews County, TX 24,484 43,199
Barnwell, SC 9,889 9,618
Clive, UT 1,233,270 13,300
Richland, WA 27,400 739
TOTAL 1,295,043 66,857

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2014 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Andrews County, TX 40,081 52,361
Barnwell, SC 10,196 4,977
Clive, UT 1,063,642 6,787
Richland, WA 20,467 6,594
TOTAL 1,134,386 70,719

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2013 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Andrews County, TX 14,669 120,929
Barnwell, SC 7,706 1,694
Clive, UT 1,210,988 10,680
Richland, WA 24,959 4,844
TOTAL 12,583,22 138,146

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2012 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Andrews County, TX 10,599 55,904
Barnwell, SC 11,490 5,215
Clive, UT 2,816,562 7,577
Richland, WA 23,470 8,691
TOTAL 2,862,121 77,387

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2011 Volume and Activity by Disposal Facility

Disposal Facility Volume (Cubic Feet) Activity (Curies)**
Barnwell, SC 11,608 44,225
Clive, UT 1,755,829 8,551
Richland, WA 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)**
Barnwell, SC 34,914 4,345
Clive, UT 2,092,944 7,050
Richland, WA 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)**
Barnwell, SC 11,355 3,694
Clive, UT 1,752,511 5,886
Richland, WA 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)
Barnwell, SC 22,278 762,018
Clive, UT 2,040,296 4,694
Richland, WA 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)
Barnwell, SC 38,067 1,096,214
Clive, UT 2,492,385 3,901
Richland, WA 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)
Barnwell, SC 38,129 322,491
Clive, UT 3,983,800 4,570
Richland, WA 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)
Barnwell, SC 43,014 517,693
Clive, UT 3,940,775 3,262
Richland, WA 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 Andrews County) activity levels can vary significantly from year to year depending on generators shipping waste in a given year.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018