Risk of transporting spent nuclear fuel by truck

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The risk methodology used to evaluate the risk in shipping spent fuel includes: 1) a description of the spent fuel transport system, 2) identification of potential release sequences, 3) evaluation of the probabilities and consequences of the releases, and 4) calculation and assessment of the risk. The system description includes projected industry characteristics, amounts to be shipped, shipping package descriptions, material characteristics, transport mode, transport routes used and weather and population distribution information. Release sequences are identified by fault tree analysis tehniques. Releases are evaluated using package failure data, normal transport and transport accident environment data and mathematical models for ... continued below

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Elder, H.K.; Andrews, W.B. & Rhoads, R.E. May 1, 1978.

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  • Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The risk methodology used to evaluate the risk in shipping spent fuel includes: 1) a description of the spent fuel transport system, 2) identification of potential release sequences, 3) evaluation of the probabilities and consequences of the releases, and 4) calculation and assessment of the risk. The system description includes projected industry characteristics, amounts to be shipped, shipping package descriptions, material characteristics, transport mode, transport routes used and weather and population distribution information. Release sequences are identified by fault tree analysis tehniques. Releases are evaluated using package failure data, normal transport and transport accident environment data and mathematical models for material dispersion and resultant health effects. This information is combined to calculate the shipping system risk which is compared to other known risks. The data may be further analyzed to determine the primary contributors to the risk and identify possible methods for reducing the risk, if the current risk level is judged by society to be unacceptable.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 5. symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 7 May 1978

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA-6520
  • Report No.: CONF-780506-44
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5667270
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092887

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  • May 1, 1978

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Elder, H.K.; Andrews, W.B. & Rhoads, R.E. Risk of transporting spent nuclear fuel by truck, article, May 1, 1978; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092887/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.