In 1975 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sponsored a survey of shipments of radioactive materials in the United States. The survey was conducted by Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories. Of over 15,000 licenses, 2275 were sent questionnaires, and 59% of the recipients responded. On the basis of the responses, it is estimated that the total number of packages transported in the United States is on the order of 2.5 million packages per year. About one-third of the packages contain only small quantities of radioactive materials and are exempt from packaging and labeling requirements of Department of Transportation regulations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  United States  20402-9325
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 291-297
  • Serial:
    • Nuclear Safety
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM