TRANSPORT OF IRRADIATED REACTOR FUEL FROM JAPAN TO EUROPE

The first international sea transport of irradiated fuel for commercial reprocessing took place in 1966 and used a commercial charter vessel. As the frequency and size of shipments have increased, vessel design standards have evolved. Today, the authors' company operates a fleet of six irradiated-fuel carriers built for this duty in worldwide trade. The paper deals with the design and construction of the vessels, assessments of their reliability, and a hazard analysis of the whole operation--from reactor site to processing plant, including all principal marine hazards. The consequences of the loss of a vessel at sea and the monitoring and recovery of a vessel from the seabed are also addressed.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4p.+discuss.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM