A critical examination is made of solutions employed for transport of radioactive substances. The degree of safety is considered to be the product of risk of occurrence multiplied by the possible consequences. Both type B and A packaging are discussed. It is felt that the 9-meter drop test of IAEA does not adequately take into account the crashing of an aircraft on the ground. Stricter testing of packaging intended for liquids with high radiotoxicity is also suggested. Integral dose problems and rail and other transport modes are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Research and Development Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Sousselier, Y
    • Cohendy, G
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM