SAFE TRANSPORT OF FISSILE AND RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

THE BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF FISSILE AND RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS ARE THAT THEY MAY PRESENT HAZARDS TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS, PASSENGERS, PEOPLE ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WILL BE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO INSURE SAFETY DURING TRANSPORTATION BY PROVIDING ADEQUATE CONTAINMENT, LIFTING DEVICES, TIEDOWN DEVICES, BLOCKING, BRACING, AND SLINGING AND STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS. ALSO, CRITICALITY AND SHIELDING AND HEAT DECAY WILL BE CONSIDERED IF FISSILE AND LARGE QUANTITIES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS ARE TO BE TRANSPORTED. ADEQUATE PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO ASSURE THAT THE DETERMINATION AND CONTROL REQUIRED BY THESE REGULATIONS ARE ACCOMPLISHED. RESULTS FROM ACCIDENTS, POSSIBLE EFFECTS FOLLOWING RELEASE OF RADIONUCLIDES, AND SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR REDUCING THE PROBABILITY OF AN ACCIDENT ARE DISCUSSED. DEFINITIONS, SIGNIFICANT AND EXTENSIVE CHANGES TO FEDERAL REGULATORY AGENCIES REGULATIONS, AND HEALTH PHYSICS ASPECTS OF RADIATION CONTROL ARE THOROUGHLY EXPLORED. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sae Rept No 700484, 10 PP, 23 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Transportation Engineering Agency

    Fort Eustis, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Edgerton, J H
  • Publication Date: 1970

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM