SAFETY AND ECONOMIC STUDY OF SPECIAL TRAINS

A comparative evaluation is being conducted of the safety and economics of special (35 mph and less) and regular trains for shipment of spent fuels. The approach, pertinent considerations, and results to date are discussed. The preliminary conclusion is that special train requirements have potential for only a small reduction in the accident likelihood, while increasing the cost. (ERA citation 01:022911)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transportation for the Nuclear Industry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 25 May 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  USA  99352

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Loscutoff, W V
    • HALL, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760548-2
  • Contract Numbers: E(45-1)-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM