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Spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste transportation

Western Interstate Energy Board. High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee.

Spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste transportation

recommendations and scoping of a comprehensive transportation plan, transportation primer

by Western Interstate Energy Board. High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee.

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Published by Western Interstate Energy Board in Denver .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spent reactor fuels -- United States -- Transportation.,
  • Radioactive wastes -- United States -- Transportation.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared for the U.S. Department of Energy.
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14622526M


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Spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste transportation by Western Interstate Energy Board. High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States 1st Edition by National Research Council (Author), Transportation Research Board (Author), Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (Author), Committee on Transportation of Radioactive Waste Author: National Research Council.

It was originally issued by SSEB in July as the Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Primer, a document patterned on work performed by the Western Interstate Energy Board and designed as a ``comprehensive overview of the issues.`` This work differs from that earlier effort in that it is designed for the educated layman with little or no background in nuclear waste Issues.

@article{osti_, title = {Spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste transportation report}, author = {}, abstractNote = {This publication is intended to provide its readers with an introduction to the issues surrounding the subject of transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, especially as those issues impact the southern region of the United States.

"Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material and Waste." Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Transportation of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel: Proposed Rail Inspection Program to Promote Reciprocity - Patrick Edwards, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission P.O. BoxHarrisburg, PA [email protected] Timothy Runyon, Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

The intent in many countries to store spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste for long periods of time before eventual transportation to a permanent geologic repository or other processing sites requires that there be a means of transporting these materials after this : D.J.

Ammerman. Use of Dedicated Trains for Transportation of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel. Document Series. Reports to Congress.

Author. Federal Railroad Administration. Subject Hazardous Materials Keywords. radioactive waste rail transportation. Based on the conclusions of that assessment, the report then presents example approaches for licensing and certification of HBU SNF for dry storage (under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) P "Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related.

Civilian spent fuel from nuclear power plants will be the largest source of high-level radioactive waste shipped to the repository. Under current law, with capacity limited to 70, MTU, DOE has reserved 90% of the repository capacity, or ab MTU, for civilian spent fuel. High-level radioactive wastes are the highly radioactive materials produced as a byproduct of the reactions that occur inside nuclear reactors.

High-level wastes take one of two forms: Spent (used) reactor fuel when it is accepted for disposal Waste materials remaining after spent fuel is reprocessed Spent nuclear fuel is used. This book looks to provide an independent, objective, and authoritative analysis of the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in the United States, while simultaneously examining risks and identifying current and future technical and societal concerns for such specialized transportation.

The Assessment of Disposal Options for DOE-Managed High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel report assesses the technical options for the safe and permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) managed by the Department of Energy.

Specifically, it considers whether DOE-managed HLW and SNF should be disposed of with. Get this from a library. Transportation casks for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. [United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.;]. This publication explains the NRC's role in the safe packaging and transport of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants.

The NRC oversees the design, manufacture, use, and maintenance of containers for these radioactive shipments. However, the NRC does not control the timing or destination of spent fuel shipments.

Activities continue to develop cask, buffer, and escort railcars for future spent nuclear fuel transportation (Atlas Railcar).

Railcars are destination independent and will be approved by the Association of American Railroads in accordance with the safety standard for the transport of high-level radioactive materials (S).

Waste Categories. Spent nuclear fuel and the waste from reprocessing plants represent the most dangerous of radioactive wastes but there are other types too. In the United States, these first two types of waste are categorised as high-level waste 9 while the reminder of the waste from nuclear power plant operations is classified as low-level.

Dense monolithic waste forms, with high waste loadings, increase the proportion of waste Immobilisation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste that can be incorporated per unit volume of the waste form, and consequently reduce the repository space needed for disposal.

A cubic metre of the proposed US Yucca Mountain, Nevada Cited by: 1. This updated policy, the Safety Compliance Oversight Plan for Rail Transportation of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel, known as SCOP, set forth an enhanced FRA policy to address the safety of rail shipments of SNF and HLRW.

FRA applies this enhanced policy to ensure the safety of all known rail shipments of SNF and HLRW. This distinction was made in recognition of the fact that the federal government is planning to initiate a large-scale, multidecade program to transport much of the nation’s commercial spent nuclear fuel and Department of Energy (DOE) spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste to a federal repository.

EM’s mission includes safely and efficiently managing its spent nuclear fuel and preparing it for disposal in a geological repository. EM works with stakeholders and tribal governments and will help protect the environment and the health and safety of workers and the public by fully complying with applicable federal, state and local laws, orders and regulations.

"Containments for Transportation and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Material and Waste." Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, Volume 1, Fifth Edition.

K.R. Rao. ASME Press, For thorough understanding of Section III, it is divided into several sections. Division III contains requirements for the design & construction of the containment systems for nuclear spent fuel or high-level radioactive material transport packaging.

Description. Focused attention by world leaders is needed to address the substantial challenges posed by disposal of spent nuclear fuel from reactors and high-level radioactive waste from processing such fuel. The biggest challenges in achieving safe and secure storage and permanent waste disposal are societal, although technical challenges remain.

U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction Recent events have renewed long-standing congressional interest in safe management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and other high-level nuclear waste.1 These issues have been examined and debated for decades, sometimes renewed by world events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Programs for transporting spent fuel and high-level waste for interim storage or permanent disposal represent the “back ends” of much larger technological systems: Commercial spent fuel transport represents the back end of the nuclear electric power generation system of the United States, whose needs, benefits, and risks are the subject of controversy for some members of the public; research.

Geological repository systems for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive waste critically reviews the state-of-the-art technologies, scientific methods, regulatory developments, and social engagement approaches directly related to the implementation of geological repository systems.

High-level radioactive waste is stored for 10 or 20 years in spent fuel pools, and then can be put in dry cask storage facilities. Inin the 20 countries which account for most of the world's nuclear power generation, spent fuel storage capacity at the reactors wastonnes, with 59% of this utilized.

Spent nuclear fuel. Nuclear reactor fuel that has been used to the extent that it can no longer effectively sustain a chain related information, see Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel. Terrorism Risk and the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Radioactive Waste Prepared by James David Ballard, Ph.D.

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Associate Professor, Department of Sociology Director, CSUN Intelligence. (a) A person transporting spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste by vehicle shall transport that fuel or waste in convoys of cask-bearing vehicles, unless the Department of the California Highway Patrol, for reasonable cause and in the interest of safety, waives that requirement in writing.

There are various classifications of radioactive waste: short- and long-lived low-level waste, intermediate-level waste, and high-level nuclear waste (HLW) are common, but not universal, designations.

The most dangerous waste of large-scale nuclear origin is HLW, arising from reprocessing of used fuel or the used fuel by: 2. In the United States, commercial nuclear power plants, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S.

Navy produce and package spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste at many sites. As of Marchboth spent fuel and high level waste were stored at 81 locations in 34 states. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of established a timetable and procedure for constructing a permanent, underground repository for high-level radioactive waste by the mids, and provided for some temporary storage of waste, including spent fuel from civilian nuclear reactors that produce about % of electricity there.

The United States in April had ab metric tons of. The nation's decades of commercial nuclear power production and nuclear weapons production have resulted in growing inventories of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level nuclear waste.

This highly radioactive waste is currently stored at sites in 35 states because no repository has been developed for the permanent disposal of this waste.

Preparing for Nuclear Waste Transportation (September ) 09/23/19 Details; Geologic Repositories: Performance Monitoring and Retrievability of Emplaced High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel (May ) 06/18/18 Details; View All >.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and an association of leading national waste management organizations have pledged to strengthen cooperation and coordination on the development of safe, effective and secure solutions for the disposal of high level radioactive waste (HLW) and spent nuclear fuel declared as waste.

Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal: The Goal Deep geologic disposal has been planned since the s “There has been, for decades, a worldwide consensus in the nuclear technical community for disposal through geological isolation of high-level waste (HLW), including spent nuclear fuel (SNF).” “Geological disposal.

Transportation Study Project Scope: This study will examine the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the United States.

It will develop a high-level synthesis of key technical and societal issues for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste transport and will identify technical and policy options.

Approximately cubic metres of solid intermediate-level waste is generated each year. High-level waste High-level waste has higher levels of radiation which requires increased shielding and isolation from human contact and requires cooling due to its heat-generating capacity.

It is produced from the operation of nuclear power plants. Get this from a library. Going the distance: the safe transport of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the United States. [National Research Council (U.S.). Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.; National Research Council (U.S.).

Transportation Research Board.;]. Dry cask storage is a method of storing high-level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel that has already been cooled in the spent fuel pool for at least one year and often as much as ten years. Casks are typically steel cylinders that are either welded or bolted closed.

The fuel rods inside are surrounded by inert y, the steel cylinder provides leak-tight containment of the. Abstract. The Yucca Mountain Transportation Database was developed as a data management tool for assembling and integrating data from multiple sources to compile the potential transportation impacts presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye .On Septemthe U.S.

Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board released a report to the U.S. Congress and the Secretary of Energy, titled Preparing For Nuclear Waste Transportation - Technical Issues That Need to Be Addressed in Preparing for a Nationwide Effort to Transport Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste.