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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From 5, symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials; Las Vegas, Nevada, May 7, 1978. CONF-780506-(VOL. 2).
  • Corporate Authors:

    UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION

    OAK RIDGE, TN  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, J C
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 602-611

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM