TRANSPORTATION ISSUES REGARDING LOW-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE

The purpose of the report was to review the status of low-level waste (LLW) management and to identify associated transportation issues and problems for further analysis. The report presents projections of annual amounts of government and commercial (both fuel cycle and non-fuel cycle) LLW. It then describes the present status of waste disposal at the three existing burial grounds: Barnwell, SC, Beatty, NV, and Hanford, WA. Using a waste allocation model developed by Teknekron, the authors assess the transportation effects of regional constraints on LLW management through three scenarios. Case A assumes the status quo, with a restriction on receipt of wastes at Barnwell continuing indefinitely. Case B assumes a new site in the Northeast opens in 1985. Case C assumes that administrative restriction on Barnwell is lifted. The authors point out that the other scenarios are possible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teknekron Research, Incorporated

    1483 Chain Bridge Road
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Asst Secretary for Policy & International Affairs

    Office of Intermodal Transportation
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Milstein, R
    • VOGT, D K
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-10-79-25
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-90072
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM