NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION MODAL STUDY OF SEVERE HIGHWAY AND TRAIN ACCIDENTS

This study used data gathered by the American Petroleum Institute for tanker truck accidents and accident reports filed by the California State Patrol, the California Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration. Analytical models developed by Sandia National Laboratories for fire duration and intensity were employed as well. The study found that 99.4 percent of all truck or rail accidents would not create a significant amount of damage to a spent fuel cask, and would create no significant radiological hazard. If a person were somehow hit by a spent fuel cask, it would hurt no more than being hit by any other object of comparable size and weight, but the injuries incurred would not be due to radiation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Conference of State Legislatures

    1560 Broadway, Suite 700
    Denver, CO  United States  80202
  • Authors:
    • Foster, B
    • Reed, J B
  • Publication Date: 1989-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM