FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT ON THE TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL BY AIR AND OTHER MODES

An assessment is presented of the environmental impact from transportation of shipments of radioactive material into, within, and out of the United States. It is intended to serve as background material for a review by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) of regulations dealing with transportation of radioactive materials. The impetus for such a review results not only from a general need to examine regulations to ensure their continuing consistency with the goal of limiting radiological impact to a level that is as low as reasonably achievable, but also from a need to respond to current national discussions of the safety and security aspects of nuclear fuel cycle materials. Chapters are included on regulations governing the transportation of radioactive materials, radiological effects, transport impact under normal conditions, impacts of transportation accidents, alternatives, and security and safeguards. A standard shipments model is also included along with a demographic model, excerpts from federal regulations, data on Pu, Population dose formulas, a list of radioactive material incidents, accident analysis methodology, and an analysis of risk assessment sensitivity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Office of Standards Development
    Washington, DC  USA  20555
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 343 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUREG-0170
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM