Conceptual design of a shipping container for transporting high-level waste by railroad

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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 ... continued below

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Peterson, P.L. & Rhoads, R.E. December 1, 1978.

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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.

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  • Report No.: PNL-2244
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6339912 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6339912
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1206751

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Peterson, P.L. & Rhoads, R.E. Conceptual design of a shipping container for transporting high-level waste by railroad, report, December 1, 1978; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1206751/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.