SEVERITIES OF TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS INVOLVING LARGE PACKAGES

The abnormal environments to which a large package--for example, a spent reactor fuel shipping cask--may be subjected during land transportation are defined quantitatively. The material presented should provide one component required in the evaluation of risks associated with the shipment of hazardous materials. In Part I the study results are summarized; in Part II the physical parameter of truck transport accidents are discussed; and in Part III the physical parameters of train transport accidents are examined. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115
  • Authors:
    • Dennis, A W
    • Foley Jr, J T
    • Hartman, W F
    • LARSON, D W
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 167 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAND77-0001
  • Contract Numbers: AT(29-1)-789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM