PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING STUDIES OF SHIPPING CASKS FOR TRANSPORTING CANISTERS OF SOLIDIFIED HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE. FINAL REPORT, REVISION 1

The possible physical constraints that transportation could impose on the design of canisters include limits on thermal content, weight, radioactive source terms, materials of construction, canister configurations, and space envelopes. In addition, a major design objective for the transportation of solidified high-level waste is the maximization of the contents of each cask load in order to minimize the total number of waste shipments. This tends to decrease both public and occupational dose commitments, and maximize safety considerations by minimizing the number of shipments. The major conclusion of this study is that the transportation phase of high-level waste does not impose more restrictive design constraints on the high-level canister than do the other portions of the high-level waste canister life cycle such as filling, interim storage, and final storage. But the canister configuration and space envelope can significantly influence the amount of high-level waste that can be shipped per cask load.

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    Science Applications, Incorporated

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    Ridihalgh, Eggers and Associates

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  • Authors:
    • Bray, G R
    • Ridihalgh, J L
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-77-C-06-1030
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM