Trends in state-level freight accident rates: An enhancement of risk factor development for RADTRAN

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Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is concerned with understanding and managing risk as it applies to the shipment of spent commercial nuclear reactor fuel. Understanding risk in relation to mode and geography may provide opportunities to minimize radiological and non-radiological risks of transportation. To enhance such an understanding, a set of state-or waterway-specific accident, fatality, and injury rates (expressed as rates per shipment kilometer) by transportation mode and highway administrative class was developed, using publicly-available data bases. Adjustments made to accommodate miscoded or incomplete information in accident data ... continued below

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Saricks, C. & Kvitek, T. January 1, 1991.

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Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is concerned with understanding and managing risk as it applies to the shipment of spent commercial nuclear reactor fuel. Understanding risk in relation to mode and geography may provide opportunities to minimize radiological and non-radiological risks of transportation. To enhance such an understanding, a set of state-or waterway-specific accident, fatality, and injury rates (expressed as rates per shipment kilometer) by transportation mode and highway administrative class was developed, using publicly-available data bases. Adjustments made to accommodate miscoded or incomplete information in accident data are described, as well as the procedures for estimating state-level flow data. Results indicate that the shipping conditions under which spent fuel is likely to be transported should be less subject to accidents than the average'' shipment within mode. 10 refs., 3 tabs.

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OSTI; NTIS; INIS; GPO Dep.

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  • Annual Transportation Research Board meeting, Washington, DC (United States), 13-17 Jan 1991

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  • Other: DE91017962
  • Report No.: ANL/CP-73863
  • Report No.: CONF-910126--8
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5440617
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1071618

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Saricks, C. & Kvitek, T. Trends in state-level freight accident rates: An enhancement of risk factor development for RADTRAN, article, January 1, 1991; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1071618/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.