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.
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Atomic Energy of Canada LimitedWhiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment
Pinawa, MB Canada
- Prowse, D R
- Publication Date: 1979-1
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Casks; Containers; Crash risk forecasting; Fatalities; Freight transportation; Ground transportation; Hazardous materials; Hazards; Injuries; Nuclear fuels; Radioactive materials; Radioactive materials; Radioactive waste disposal; Radioactivity; Risk analysis; Risk assessment; Safety; Spent reactor fuels; Traffic crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: Land transport
- Subject Areas: Energy; Freight Transportation; Highways; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00318247
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM