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Probability and consequences of accidents in the nuclear fuel cycle

Description: >From winter meeting of American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Detroit, Michigan, USA (11 Nov 1973). The probability of accidents occurring in the nuclear fuel cycle is examined by considering: projected number of shipments of nuclear materials for power reactors (excluding breeder and gascooled reactors); transport by truck, rail, aircraft, and barge; and statistics on the frequency and severity of accidents in each of these modes of transport. The consequences of accidents involving nuclear fuel cycle materials are discussed in terms of package integrity; estimates of radioactivity releases; radiation doses to humans from estimated releases of radioactive materials; and environmental contamination from accidental radioactivity releases. (LCL)
Date: January 1, 1973
Creator: Shappert, L.B.; Brobst, W.A.; Sisler, J.A. & Langhaar, J.W.
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Evaluation of the HFBR fuel shipping cask versus requirements of ERDAM 0529. Informal report

Description: The HFBR Spent Fuel Shipping Cask as modified for shipping longer fuel elements is described in detail and evaluated against ERDAM 0529 standards for packaging; structural integrity under uniform loading or external pressure; criticality; normal transport conditions; hypothetical accident conditions; quality assurance; and operating procedures. (LCL)
Date: July 1, 1974
Creator: Bezler, P. & Milau, J.
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Impact of nuclear fuel cycle centers on shipping special nuclear materials and wastes

Description: The impact of integrated nuclear fuel cycle facilities on the transportation sector appears from this admittedly rather narrow study to be of only marginal significance. However, there are other factors which must be taken into account such as nuclear safeguards, economics, and radiological, ecological, institutional, and sociological impacts. Unless more clear-cut advantages can be shown by on-going studies for some of these other considerations, the regimentation and control of industry that would result from the imposition of the integrated fuel cycle facility concept probably could not be justified. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1975
Creator: Blomeke, J.O.
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