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.
Department of EnergyNational Transportation Program, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Publication Date: 1999-6
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashes; Freight transportation; Liability insurance; Local government; Packaging; Public participation; Radiation hazards; Radioactive materials; Radioactive wastes; Railroad transportation; Sabotage; Safety; Safety programs; Standards; State government; Transportation; Trucking; Water transportation
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Department of Energy
- Subject Areas: Materials; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00768914
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 22 1999 12:00AM