REVIEW OF US ACCIDENT/INCIDENT EXPERIENCE INVOLVING THE TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL (RAM) 1971-1980

This paper analyzes the transportation accidents and incidents which have occurred in the United States in the period 1971-1980 based upon the information in the Radioactive Material Transportation Accident/Incident Data Base developed by the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) at Sandia National Laboratories. The accident/incident data base incorporates the files of the Hazardous Material Incident Report (HMIR) system operated by the Material Transportation Bureau of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) with additional information obtained from the files of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). A principal objective of this paper is to summarize US accident/incident experience for the past ten years, providing a concise statement of radioactive material (RAM) package failure description for the transport modes of truck, rail and air.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From 6th International Symposium on Packaging and Transporting Radioactive Material; Berlin, West Germany, November 10, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115
  • Authors:
    • McClure, J D
    • Emerson, E L
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-801115-33
  • Contract Numbers: AC04-76DP00789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM