TRANSPORTING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS: ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Radioactive materials play an important role in our lives. Approximately 3 million packages of radioactive materials are shipped each year in the United States. Like other commodities, these shipments are carried daily by trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes. The safe transport of radioactive materials is achieved by compliance with federal regulations. Proper packaging is a cornerstone of shipment safety. This booklet addresses some of the commonly asked questions about the transport of radioactive materials, in general, and about U.S. Department of Energy shipments, in particular. Also included are a list of resources for additional information, a glossary, and a list of acronyms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    National Transportation Program, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1999-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00768914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1999 12:00AM