USEFULNESS OF THE RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE IN SOLVING TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS

The purpose was to develop and use a model to assess the risk associated with the shipment of nuclear and non-nuclear hazardous energy-related materials. The analysis method comprises the steps of describing the system, identifying the release sequence, evaluating the sequence, and calculating and assessing the risk. Plutonium shipment is used as an example. Uses of this method to improve transportation safety are discussed. (ERA citation 02:021787)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • National Transportation Safety Board meeting, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America (USA), 24 Jan 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  USA  99352
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, J F
    • HALL, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-770104-1
  • Contract Numbers: E(45-1)-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM