TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLES

This paper discusses current and foreseen radioactive waste transportation systems as they apply to the INFCE Working Group 7 study. The types of wastes considered include spent fuel, which is treated as a waste in once-through fuel cycles; high-, medium-, and low-level waste; and gaseous waste. Regulatory classification of waste quantities and containers applicable to these classifications are discussed. Radioactive wastes are presently being transported in a safe and satisfactory manner. None of the INFCE candidate fuel cycles pose any extraordinary problems to future radioactive waste transportation and such transportation will not constitute a decisive factor in the choice of a preferred fuel cycle. (ERA citation 05:000252)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International nuclear fuel cycle evaluation conference, Vienna, Austria, 17 Sep 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790957-1
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM