RADIATION PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH EXPOSURE PLUTONIUM TRANSPORTATION

The radiation problems associated with the shipment of Pu from a fuel reprocessor to a reactor fuel fabricator are reviewed. It is concluded that heat loads and radiation levels associated with high exposure plutonium will require many changes in the current shipping practices. The incorporation of neutron shielding is expected to be mandatory as well the redesign of containers to accommodate increased heat loads. These kinds of problems plus those of safeguards and the handling and transporting of alpha contaminated wastes, when considered in toto, support the nuclear park concept wherein onsite facilities preclude the transportation of plutonium over long distances. /NSA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3180 George Washington Way
    Richland, WA  United States  99354
  • Authors:
    • Faust, L G
    • Brackenbush, L W
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-740901-18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM