SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINERS INCLUDING ACCIDENT AND RESPONSE EXPERIENCE
The safe transportation of radioactive material shipping containers requires the expertise of knowledgeable and concerned people. When accidents occur involving the transportation of these radioactive material shipping containers, prompt and efficient response to the needs of the accident situation by competent personnel is mandatory in order to minimize the hazards to which the general public might be exposed. This paper describes the emergency response and retrieval activities exercised following accidents which occurred during the transportation of three types of radioactive material shipping containers by three different modes of transportation: namely - motor freight, rail freight, and trailer on flat car (TOFC) service. There was no leakage or loss of material as the result of the accidents, nor was there any loss of life or injury to any persons in or near the accident sites.
- From 5, symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials; Las Vegas, Nevada, May 7, 1978. CONF-780506-(VOL. 2).
UNION CARBIDE CORPORATIONOAK RIDGE, TN United States
- Taylor, J C
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 602-611
- TRT Terms: Containers; Crash investigation; Disasters and emergency operations; Freight trains; Hazardous materials; Motor carriers; Radioactive materials; Safety; Trailer on flat car
- Uncontrolled Terms: Emergency procedures
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00322950
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM