This is a planning and guidance document for railroad companies to assist them in reviewing and developing operational response plans and procedures for emergencies involving radioactive products or wastes. After discussion of the basic approach, the document considers in detail the aspects of preparedness, response, and recovery. The document contains a descriptive listing of those nuclear materials likely to be shipped by rail, and a resource list of firms offering assistance in training and cleanup. Sample plan distribution and telephone notification lists are given, along with a detailed bibliography. This document is formatted to make it compatible with other emergency response documents issued by the Federal Emergency Management Administration. The guidance material is presented in a manner which will allow each individual railroad company to tailor its own response plan to the specific operating and traffic conditions of that railroad.

  • Corporate Authors:

    The Transport Environment, Incorporated

    Kitty Hawk, NC  United States  27949

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001-1564
  • Authors:
    • Brobst, W
  • Publication Date: 1984-11-30


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-603,, Final Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2003 12:00AM