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Audit Report: WR-B-99-06

August 31, 1999

Planned Waste Shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which received its first shipment of waste in March 1999, was designed and constructed to safely dispose of transuranic (TRU) waste located at generator sites throughout the Department of Energy's weapons complex. The Carlsbad Area Office (Carlsbad) was established to operate WIPP and manage the Nation's TRU waste disposal efforts. To assist the waste disposal efforts, Carlsbad prepared a National TRU Waste Management Plan (Management Plan). The objective of this audit was to determine if the Management Plan was current and consistent with the information provided by the generator sites.