REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS (YELLOWCAKE) AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS

Following the accidental spill of yellowcake in Colorado in September 1977, a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission/U.S. Department of Transportation study group met to consider topics on yellowcake packaging and response to transportation accidents involving any radioactive material. The group concluded that in an accident the state and local government agencies are responsible for controlling the scene, that carriers are responsible for notifying authorities and isolating and cleaning up any spilled radioactive material, and that shippers are responsible for informing others of hazards of the cargo. The group recommended that these parties prepare plans for carrying out these responsibilities. The group also recommended transportation data gathering programs, but, based on cost effectiveness arguments, did not recommend additional package requirements for yellowcake shipments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Division of Fuel Cycle and Material Safety, 1717 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20555
  • Authors:
    • Hodge, C V
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 329 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM