The Laboratory’s TRU Waste Program completed 171 shipments of transuranic waste in the past fiscal year, between October 2010 and September 2011, breaking the previous year’s record of 158. The Lab has ramped up its waste disposal effort and has transported more than 450 shipments safely to WIPP since 2009.
LANL sends five shipments of TRU waste to WIPP per week, and each shipment includes two to three TRUPACT-II containers.
WIPP is the U.S. Department of Energey's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Photo by Patricia Leyba.