TRANSPORTATION OF NUCLEAR FUEL

Shipment of used fuel from nuclear reactors to a central fuel management facility is discussed with particular emphasis on the assessment of the risk to the public due to these shipments. The methods of transporting used fuel in large shipping containers is reviewed. In terms of an accident scenario, it is demonstrated that the primary risk of transport of used fuel is due to injury and death in common road accidents. The radiological nature of the used fuel cargo is, for all practical purposes, an insignificant factor in the total risk to the public.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Sales Only.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

    Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment
    Pinawa, MB  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Prowse, D R
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM