PREDICTED OCCURRENCE RATE OF SEVERE TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS INVOLVING LARGE CASKS

A summary of the results of an investigation of the severities of highway and railroad accidents as they relate to the shipment of large radioactive materials casks is discussed. The accident environments considered are fire, impact, crash, immersion, and puncture. For each of these environments, the accident severities and their predicted frequencies of occurrence are presented. These accident environments are presented in tabular and graphic form to allow the reader to evaluate the probabilities of occurrence of the accident parameter severities he selects. (ERA citation 03:030389) (Portions of this document not fully legible).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 7 May 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87115
  • Authors:
    • Dennis, A W
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-780506-2
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM