CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR TRANSPORTING HIGH-LEVEL WASTE BY RAILROAD

A shipping cask uniquely designed to transport solidified high-level wastes (SHLW) from a reprocessing plant to a federal repository has not yet been developed. The amount of material that would be transported and the anticipated characteristics of the SHLW suggest that rail casks will be favored for this transportation because of cost and logistic considerations. The document presents the results of a study to develop a conceptual design for a rail cask for transporting SHLW and to construct scale models of the conceptual cask with accompanying graphics for use at technical meetings and in public information displays. Two 1/10 scale models of the conceptual cask and two H0 gauge (1/87 scale) models of the cask/railcar system have been constructed. A description of the models and accompanying graphics is presented in Appendix A. (ERA citation 04:027468)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  United States  99352

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • PETERSON, P L
    • Rhoads, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM