A GENERIC ASSESSMENT OF BARGE TRANSPORTATION OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL

This generic study provides data and methodologies to evaluate the transportation of spent reactor fuel to reprocessing plants by barge or barge-rail intermodal/water methods. The probabilities of barge accidents are examined under different conditions and severities to evaluate the radiological consequences including radio-nuclide source term data. The study addresses operational methods, equipment requirements and availability, manpower regulations, radiological impacts, and the economics associated with several different barge routes and barge-rail intermodal mixes. Also included are the estimated radiation doses to public personnel under normal operating conditions. Although the study specifically treats the shipment of fuel from reactors to reprocessing plants, the results are linked to intermodal/water transportation of spent fuel to interim or permanent storage facilities as well.

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    Science Applications, Incorporated

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    National Environmental Studies Project, 7101 Wisconsin Ave
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  • Authors:
    • Unione, A J
    • Garcia, A A
    • Stuart, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 280 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AIF/NESP-014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM