Simulation of transportation of low enriched uranium solutions

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A simulation of the transportation by truck of low enriched uranium solutions has been completed for NEPA purposes at the Savannah River Site. The analysis involves three distinct source terms, and establishes the radiological risks of shipment to three possible destinations. Additionally, loading accidents were analyzed to determine the radiological consequences of mishaps during handling and delivery. Source terms were developed from laboratory measurements of chemical samples from low enriched uranium feed materials being stored at SRS facilities, and from manufacturer data on transport containers. The transportation simulations were accomplished over the INTERNET using the DOE TRANSNET system at Sandia ... continued below

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Hope, E.P. & Ades, M.J. August 1, 1996.

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A simulation of the transportation by truck of low enriched uranium solutions has been completed for NEPA purposes at the Savannah River Site. The analysis involves three distinct source terms, and establishes the radiological risks of shipment to three possible destinations. Additionally, loading accidents were analyzed to determine the radiological consequences of mishaps during handling and delivery. Source terms were developed from laboratory measurements of chemical samples from low enriched uranium feed materials being stored at SRS facilities, and from manufacturer data on transport containers. The transportation simulations were accomplished over the INTERNET using the DOE TRANSNET system at Sandia National Laboratory. The HIGHWAY 3.3 code was used to analyze routing scenarios, and the RADTRAN 4 code was used to analyze incident free and accident risks of transporting radiological materials. Loading accidents were assessed using the Savannah River Site AXAIR89Q and RELEASE 2 codes.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96012428

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  • Society of Computer Simulation (SCS) multiconference: high performance computing, New Orleans, LA (United States), 8-11 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96012428
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0017
  • Report No.: CONF-960482--8
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 270698
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667337

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Hope, E.P. & Ades, M.J. Simulation of transportation of low enriched uranium solutions, article, August 1, 1996; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667337/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.