RISK OF TRANSPORTING PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE AND LIQUID PLUTONIUM NITRATE BY TRUCK AND RAIL

Results are summarized of the risk assessments of shipping PuO sub 2 powder and liquid Pu nitrate by truck and rail in the U.S. In the analysis method used, the system is described, potential release sequences are identified and evaluated (fault tree used), and the system risk is assessed. It is concluded that: there is little difference in risk in shipping PuO sub 2 by rail and by truck; there also is little change in risk in shipping PuO sub 2 by rail and by truck; there also is little change in risk for liquid shipment; the vermiculite loss is somewhat less important in rail shipment; and the response of the L-10 container to crush is more important in rail transport. (ERA citation 02:009235)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on the design, construction and testing of packaging for the safe transport of radioactive materials, Vienna, Austria, 23 Aug 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  United States  99352

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Williams, L D
    • HALL, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760813-15
  • Contract Numbers: E(45-1)-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM