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Plutonium: The First 50 Years, Table 9

Table 9. Plutonium in Waste (Normal Operating Losses) at Major DOE Sites (kg Pu)

Fiscal Year Rocky Flats Hanford Site Los Alamos Savannah River
1944 - - - -
1945 - - - -
1946 - - - -
1947 - - - -
1948 - 0.1 - -
1949 - 0.1 - -
1950 - 0.1 - -
1951 - 5.1 - -
1952 - 12.8 - -
1953 - 71.7 - -
1954 0.1 12.3 - -
1955 0.5 18.8 - 0.9
1956 2.6 21.9 - 3.4
1957 2.3 35.2 - 3.0
1958 4.5 23.8 - 3.2
1959 4.7 17.0 - 4.6
1960 4.4 24.8 - 11.9
1961 5.4 20.2 - 30.9
1962 6.0 16.7 - 1.4
1963 8.6 25.8 - 7.6
1964 21.2 25.3 - 13.6
1965 22.6 32.1 - 10.8
1966 31.9 28.5 - 7.3
1967 72.0 13.4 - 10.4
1968 68.1 26.2 4.3 [note 23] 5.4
1969 38.9 21.7 1.3 5.8
1970 38.7 18.5 0.3 6.0
1971 23.5 15.8 0.2 7.0
1972 12.6 26.4 0.4 5.3
1973 24.1 15.3 0.7 25.8
1974 26.3 11.4 5.3 11.7
1975 51.4 19.9 5.0 5.9
1976 29.2 18.4 4.6 9.8
1977 35.1 6.5 4.2 8.4
1978 20.4 49.3 8.2 12.4
1979 14.6 34.0 13.1 10.2
1980 15.3 53.0 20.0 14.0
1981 18.3 30.7 22.1 21.7
1982 48.5 43.2 55.1 18.0
1983 51.3 8.3 69.7 11.0
1984 61.2 28.5 78.9 17.3
1985 64.8 51.7 92.4 49.4
1986 95.1 46.8 84.8 49.9
1987 33.4 43.6 24.7 33.7
1988 34.7 22.2 26.9 34.6
1989 21.4 17.3 28.8 5.5
1990 6.3 24.9 18.9 9.1
1991 1.7 3.1 2.0 4.0
1992 1.3 3.9 4.6 1.5
1993 0.1 11.6 24.9 0.5
1994 1.2 2.9 8.6 15.5
Total 1,024.3 1,060.8 610.0 508.4