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Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives ...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives...

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Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES * Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel shipping container characteristics and shipping practices * Gain understanding of how the NNPP escorts who accompany the spent fuel shipments will interact with civilian emergency services representatives g y p * Allow civilian emergency services agencies the opportunity to evaluate their response to a pp y p simulated accident * Gain understanding of how the communications links that would be activated in an accident involving a Naval spent fuel shipment would work 1 NTSF May 11 ACCIDENT EXERCISE TYPICAL TIMELINE * Conceptual/Organizational Meeting - April 6 E R T i d it t t d TYPICAL TIMELINE

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Moab Resumes Rail Shipments After Rockslide  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

MOAB, Utah – EM’s Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project recently resumed rail shipments after an almost two-month halt due to a major rockslide.

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Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants Establish Contact Information with Railroads Officials Field Review of each Railroad's Physical and Operational Infrastructure Facilitate Upgrades to Meet Safe Acceptable Standards Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel More Documents & Publications TEC Meeting Summaries - February 2008 Presentations TEC Meeting Summaries - July 2007 Presentations TEC Meeting Summaries - September 2006

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Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transportation Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Forum 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011 Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & & & & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Task: Task: Task: Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Trends, 2001 - 2010 Trends, 2001 - 2010 Transportation infrastructure overview In 2010, railroads transported over 70 percent of coal delivered to electric power plants which are generally concentrated east of the Mississippi River and in Texas. The U.S. railroad market is dominated by four major rail companies that account for 99 percent of U.S. coal rail shipments by volume. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by mode Rail Barge Truck Figure 2. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by rail, 2010 figure data Figure 3. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by barge, 2010 figure data Figure 4. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by truck, 2010 figure data The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, where coal is extracted in

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RAIL ROUTING PRACTICES AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

"Strawman" Report: "Strawman" Report: RAIL ROUTING PRACTICES AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES Number Section Comment Response RTG-1-AAR SECTION II Safeguards Routing Regulations, Para. 2 The NRC has identified five types of route characteristics that receive special consideration when NRC staff review routes for approval pursuant to 10 CFR 73: (1) routes through highly populated areas; (2) routes that would place the shipment or escort vehicle in a significantly disadvantageous position (for example, tunnels which would prevent the escort vehicle from maintaining continuous surveillance of the shipment vehicle); [Note this assumes a highway chase vehicle for rail. We expect security for rail shipments to be on the train with the shipment, and not a chase vehicle. Chase vehicles has their own inherent

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rail regulatory matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail and Highway Regulations Relative to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials AND Their Applicability to States, Tribes, Shippers, and Carriers SUBJECT AREA RAIL HIGHWAY STATE APPLICABILITY TRIBAL APPLICABILITY 1,2 SHIPPER 3 /CARRIER RESPONSIBILITY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Packaging 10 CFR 71 10 CFR 71 Shipper, Carrier 10 CFR 71-Establishes requirements for packaging, preparation for shipment, and transportation of licensed material; as well as procedures for NRC approval of said activities 49 CFR 173, sub. I 49 CFR 173, sub I Shipper, Carrier 49 CFR 173, sub I-Sets forth requirements for the packaging and transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials. 49 CFR 174 4 4 Shipper, Carrier 49 CFR 174-Requirements applicable to acceptance and transport of radioactive materials packages by rail.

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Accidents  

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Health Risks » Accidents Health Risks » Accidents DUF6 Health Risks line line Accidents Storage Conversion Manufacturing Disposal Transportation Accidents A discussion of accidents involving depleted UF6 storage cylinders, including possible health effects, accident risk, and accident history. Potential Health Effects from Cylinder Accidents Accidents involving depleted UF6 storage cylinders are a concern because they could result in an uncontrolled release of UF6 to the environment, which could potentially affect the health of workers and members of the public living downwind of the accident site. Accidental release of UF6 from storage cylinders or during processing activities could result in injuries or fatalities. The most immediate hazard after a release would be from inhalation of hydrogen fluoride (HF), a highly corrosive gas formed when

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Methodology Methodology EIA uses the confidential version of the STB Waybill data, which includes actual revenue for shipments that originate and terminate at specific locations. The STB Waybill data are a sample of all rail shipments. EIA's 2011 report describes the sampling procedure. EIA aggregates the confidential STB data to three different levels: national, coal-producing basin to state, and state to state. EIA applies STB withholding rules to the aggregated data to identify records that must be suppressed to protect business-sensitive data. Also, EIA adds additional location fields to the STB data, identifying the mine from which the coal originates, the power plant that receives the coal, and, in some cases, an intermediate delivery location where coal is terminated by the initial carrier but then

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

reports reports Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector With Data through 2010 | Release Date: November 16, 2012 | Next Release Date: December 2013 | Correction Previous editions Year: 2011 2004 Go Figure 1. Deliveries from major coal basins to electric power plants by rail, 2010 Background In this latest release of Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) significantly expands upon prior versions of this report with the incorporation of new EIA survey data. Figure 1. Percent of total U.S. rail shipments represented in data figure data Previously, EIA relied solely on data from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), specifically their confidential Carload Waybill Sample. While valuable, due to the statistical nature of the Waybill data,

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SAFETY ANALYSIS ON RAIL HIGHWAY AT-GRADE CROSSING IN ALABAMA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Administration (FRA) database · Highway-rail crossing inventory · Highway-rail crossing history file · Highway-rail crossing accident database Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) database · Rail-highway at,720 RHGCs FRA highway-rail crossing history file Crossing ID Crossing characteristics Crash count over 1998

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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Assessing the level of service for shipments originating or terminating on short line railroads  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis measures railroad freight trip time and trip time reliability for freight rail shipments involving short lines in 2006. It is based on an underlying MIT study commissioned by members of the short line railroading ...

Alpert, Steven M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overseas shipments of 48Y cylinders  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes experiences with two incidents of overseas shipments of uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) cylinders. The first incident involved nine empty UF{sub 6} cylinders in enclosed sea containers. Three UF{sub 6} cylinders broke free from their tie-downs and damaged and contaminated several sea containers. This paper describes briefly how decontamination was carried out. The second incident involved a shipment of 14 full UF{sub 6} cylinders. Although the incident did not cause an accident, the potential hazard was significant. The investigation of the cause of the near accident is recounted. Recommendations to alleviate future similar incidents for both cases are presented.

Tanaka, R.T.; Furlan, A.S. [Cameco Corp., Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Rail TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail The Rail Topic Group has the responsibility to identify and discuss current issues and concerns regarding rail transportation of radioactive materials by the Department of Energy (DOE). The group's current task is to examine different aspects of rail transportation including inspections, tracking and radiation monitoring, planning and process, and review of lessons learned. Ultimately, the main goal for members will be to assist in the identification of potential rail routes for shipments to Yucca Mountain, in a manner that will contribute to a safe, dynamic, and flexible transportation system. The identification of potential routes from reactor sites and DOE facilities will serve as an important first step in transportation planning, examining alternative routes, and getting feedback

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Accident analysis of railway transportation of low-level radioactive and hazardous chemical wastes: Application of the /open quotes/Maximum Credible Accident/close quotes/ concept  

SciTech Connect

The maximum credible accident (MCA) approach to accident analysis places an upper bound on the potential adverse effects of a proposed action by using conservative but simplifying assumptions. It is often used when data are lacking to support a more realistic scenario or when MCA calculations result in acceptable consequences. The MCA approach can also be combined with realistic scenarios to assess potential adverse effects. This report presents a guide for the preparation of transportation accident analyses based on the use of the MCA concept. Rail transportation of contaminated wastes is used as an example. The example is the analysis of the environmental impact of the potential derailment of a train transporting a large shipment of wastes. The shipment is assumed to be contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls and low-level radioactivities of uranium and technetium. The train is assumed to plunge into a river used as a source of drinking water. The conclusions from the example accident analysis are based on the calculation of the number of foreseeable premature cancer deaths the might result as a consequence of this accident. These calculations are presented, and the reference material forming the basis for all assumptions and calculations is also provided.

Ricci, E.; McLean, R.B.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ensuring Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ensuring Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials Ensuring Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials Ensuring Safe Shipment of Hazardous Materials March 28, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis A truck carries a waste shipment from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. EM completed legacy cleanup activities at the site last year. A truck carries a waste shipment from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. EM completed legacy cleanup activities at the site last year. Emergency responders participate in a training exercise in the Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP), which also recently released its annual report. Administered by EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation, TEPP ensures federal, state, tribal and local responders have access to the plans, training and technical assistance necessary to safely, efficiently and effectively respond to radiological transportation accidents.

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RH_SRS_Shipment  

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WIPP Trucks Delivering First Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste WIPP Trucks Delivering First Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste from the Savannah River Site CARLSBAD, N.M., June 11, 2012- Photo caption: On June 7, 2012, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) trucks approach the WIPP facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico, with the first shipment of defense- related remote-handled transuranic (TRU) waste from Savannah River Site (SRS), near Aiken, South Carolina. TRU waste consists of materials contaminated with radioactive elements that have atomic numbers greater than uranium, including tools, rags, protective clothing, sludge and soil. That shipment and two contact- handled TRU waste shipments were released by SRS at the same time The three shipments consisted of (left to right) a TRUPACT-III, a RH-72B and one with

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SGP Shipment Notification Form  

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PlainsShipment Notification Form PlainsShipment Notification Form SGP Related Links Facilities and Instruments Central Facility Boundary Facility Extended Facility Intermediate Facility Radiometric Calibration Facility Geographic Information ES&H Guidance Statement Operations Science Field Campaigns Visiting the Site Fact Sheet Images Information for Guest Scientists Contacts Shipment Notification Form Note: Red text indicates a required field. Your Notification Form has been submitted. Section 1 : Initiator Information Date Afilliation Name Phone Number Email Section 2 : Vendor Information Ship From Point of Contact Address Phone Section 3 : Carrier Information Shipping Company Tracking/AWB Number Number of Boxes Approximate Weight for EACH BOX Expected Ship Date Section 4 : Shipment List Description System/Instrument

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WIPP - Shipment & Disposal Information  

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February 11, 2014 Site Shipments Loaded Miles Argonne National Laboratory 193 331,333 Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory 5 10,955 GE Vallecitos Nuclear Center 32 44,800 Idaho National...

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I:\Archive\Projects - NUMBERED\8000\8400\8404 Rail Presentation\8404 Fernald Rail Status.prn.pdf  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

04.1 9/05 04.1 9/05 Fernald Closure Project Rail Status Fernald Closure Project Rail Status Dave Lojek DOE Fernald - Operable Unit 1 Project Manager Dave Lojek DOE Fernald - Operable Unit 1 Project Manager 8404.2 9/05 8404.3 9/05 8404.3 9/05 First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 54 Railcars As of Today: Unit trains shipped 158 Railcars shipped 9,380 Tons shipped 1,009,176 First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 54 Railcars As of Today: Unit trains shipped 158 Railcars shipped 9,380 Tons shipped 1,009,176 8404.4 9/05 8404.5 9/05 Disposal contract: June 1998 Two locomotives: June 1998 Four locomotives on site 135 railcars: August 1998 250 railcars in service Rail tender: April 1999 Disposal contract: June 1998 Two locomotives: June 1998 Four locomotives on site 135 railcars: August 1998 250 railcars in service

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WIPP Receives 200th Shipment  

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of defense- generated transuranic radioactive waste. The shipment came from DOE's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in Colorado. "The arrival of the 200 th...

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WIPP Receives 100th Shipment  

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of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The shipment came from DOE's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in Colorado. "This is a major milestone...

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Rail ClipsRail Clips Track Renewal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rail ClipsRail Clips and Track Renewal ver. 1 ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems Prof. J 2009 7 #12;Track Renewal ­ Tie replacement ballast packingTie replacement, ballast packing ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems Prof. J.S. Colton © GIT 2009 8 #12;Track Renewal ME 6222: Manufacturing

Colton, Jonathan S.

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LANL reaches waste shipment milestone  

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LANL reaches waste shipment milestone LANL reaches waste shipment milestone LANL reaches waste shipment milestone The Lab surpassed 100,000 plutonium-equivalent curies of TRU waste shipped to WIPP, about one-third of the Lab's total. May 31, 2011 A shipment of transuranic waste on its way to the WIPP repository A shipment of transuranic waste on its way to the WIPP repository. Contact Fred deSousa Communicatons Office (505) 665-3430 Email LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, May 31, 2011 - Los Alamos National Laboratory has reached an important milestone in its campaign to ship transuranic (TRU) waste from Cold War-era nuclear operations to the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. This month, the Lab surpassed 100,000 plutonium-equivalent curies of TRU waste shipped to WIPP, about one-third of the Lab's total.

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Microsoft Word - Unrelated Accident  

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For Immediate Release For Immediate Release Truck Accident Did Not Involve WIPP Shipment CARLSBAD, N.M., October 1, 2009 - A Wednesday night truck accident north of Albuquerque on Highway 165 that involved an 18-wheeler is not related to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) transuranic waste shipments. Involved in the accident was a load of new, unused 55-gallon drums manufactured in Carlsbad that was en route to Richland, Washington. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is a U.S. Department of Energy facility designed to safely isolate defense-related transuranic waste from people and the environment. Waste temporarily stored at sites around the country is shipped to WIPP and permanently disposed in rooms mined out of an ancient salt formation 2,150 feet below the surface. WIPP, which began waste

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Microsoft Word - Summary of Rail Comparison for Topic Group 7-1-02.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7/1/2002 7/1/2002 1 Summary of the TEC Working Group Rail Topic Group report entitled "Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison" In 1999, the Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working Group developed a report entitled the "TEC/WG Transportation Safety Rail Comparison" to provide summary information to TEC participants concerning operational approaches, for rail transport in addressing a variety of transportation issues, objectives, approaches and procedures arising from the shipment of Department of Energy (DOE)-owned radioactive materials. This document resulted from numerous conference calls and face-to-face meetings involving participants in the group representing the rail industry, the regulatory community, federal managers, research groups, and

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LANL Resumes Shipments to WIPP  

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19, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will resume shipments of transuranic waste to DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). In March...

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RUSSIAN-ORIGIN HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL SHIPMENT FROM BULGARIA  

SciTech Connect

In July 2008, the Global Threat Reduction Initiative and the IRT 2000 research reactor in Sofia, Bulgaria, operated by the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE), safely shipped 6.4 kilograms of Russian origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) to the Russian Federation. The shipment, which resulted in the removal of all HEU from Bulgaria, was conducted by truck, barge, and rail modes of transport across two transit countries before reaching the final destination at the Production Association Mayak facility in Chelyabinsk, Russia. This paper describes the work, equipment, organizations, and approvals that were required to complete the spent fuel shipment and provides lessons learned that might assist other research reactor operators with their own spent nuclear fuel shipments.

Kelly Cummins; Igor Bolshinsky; Ken Allen; Tihomir Apostolov; Ivaylo Dimitrov

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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West Valley Demonstration Project Low-Level Waste Shipment |...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

West Valley Demonstration Project Low-Level Waste Shipment West Valley Demonstration Project Low-Level Waste Shipment West Valley Demonstration Project Low-Level Waste Shipment...

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Hanford Shipment Arrives Safely At Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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63 shipments of transuranic waste. DOE has disposed of 41 shipments of waste from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (Boulder, Colorado), 17 shipments from Los...

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Lab sets new record for waste shipments  

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New record for waste shipments New record for waste shipments Lab sets new record for waste shipments LANL completing its 132nd transuranic (TRU) waste shipment of fiscal year 2010 to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. August 20, 2010 LANL's shipment of transuranic waste leaves Los Alamos. LANL's shipment of transuranic waste leaves Los Alamos. Contact Fred deSousa Communications Office (505) 500-5672 Email "Removing this waste from Los Alamos is crucial to our plans for overall cleanup." Each shipment moves LANL closer to cleanup LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, August 20, 2010-Los Alamos National Laboratory set a new LANL record on Friday by completing its 132nd transuranic (TRU) waste shipment of fiscal year 2010 to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The shipment eclipsed last year's

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Intelligent Rail Networks | GE Global Research  

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Smoother Rail Traffic Intelligent Rail Networks Enable Smoother Rail Traffic A delayed train is more than just an inconvenience; it can disrupt the flow of goods and commerce...

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WIPP Receives 500th Waste Shipment  

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transuranic waste. The 500 th shipment arrived at WIPP at 6:38 p.m. Saturday from DOE's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Colorado. It was the 282 nd shipment to WIPP...

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Rocky Flats resumes shipments to WIPP  

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Rocky Flats Resumes Shipments to WIPP CARLSBAD, N.M., March 11, 2000 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has resumed transuranic radioactive waste shipments from DOE's Rocky...

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Old Rail Fences  

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Rail Fences Rail Fences Nature Bulletin No. 240-A October 15, 1966 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation OLD RAIL FENCES Between a hundred and a hundred fifty years ago, the early settlers came to the Middle West and began to chop out clearings in its vast and somber forests. To clear the trees and brush from a few acres of land and plant the first crops, among the stumps, required much hard labor. But wood was very necessary to these pioneers -- half-hunters, half- farmers. It furnished logs for their log cabins and barns; fuel for their fireplaces; material for furniture, implements and primitive tools. Logs were split into rails for building corn cribs, hog pens, sheds and, most important, for fencing their fields.

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Rail Planning Timeline  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Planning Timeline: By Responsible Party Planning Timeline: By Responsible Party Rev. 4.0, November 2006 Timeframe Offeror/Agent FRA Railroad(s) Other Post Shipment * DOE conducts Lessons Learned Review. During Shipment(s) * The offeror (shipper) will ensure that the appropriate FRA point of contact is notified of any changes 1 in the transportation schedule upon confirmation of the change (modification of SCOP OI-4). * DOE will notify the state Governors or designees and designated tribal points of contact by telephone in the event of schedule changes greater than six hours (DOE Manual 8.2.1). * In the event of a substantial unanticipated delay en route (e.g., greater than 2 hours), the affected states and tribes will be notified of the event by TRANSCOM. 2 TRANSCOM will notify the affected states and tribes

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1International High Speed Rail Conference 19642064 High Speed Rail  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1International High Speed Rail Conference 1964­2064 High Speed Rail: Celebrating Ambition 2014 by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Conference programme 8 ­10 December 2014 Kindly supported by: #12;2 International High Speed Rail Conference Monday 8 December 12:00 ­ 12:50 Registration

Birmingham, University of

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rail inspections matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES AND OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA FOR THE ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION OF COMERCIAL HIGHWAY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING TRANSURANICS, SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, AND HIGH LEVEL WASTE TO RAIL INSPECTION STANDARDS -TEC-WG, RAIL TOPIC GROUP 1 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Requirement Applicable Federal Regulation (All 49CFR unless otherwise noted) AAR Rule or Standard Applicable Industry / Regulatory Initiatives / Recommended Practices 1.0 GENERAL 215-RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR SAFETY STANDARDS 221-REAR END MARKING DEVICE-PASSENGER, COMMUTER AND FREIGHT TRAINS 223-SAFETY GLAZING STANDARDS-LOCOMOTIVES, PASSENGER CARS AND CABOOSES 229-RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE

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Annual Transportation Report for Radioactive Waste Shipments...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION REPORT FY 2008 Radioactive Waste Shipments to and from the Nevada Test Site (NTS) February 2009 United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security...

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" Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2 Capability to Switch Natural Gas to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010;" " Level: National and Regional Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;" "...

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" Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

6 Capability to Switch Electricity to Alternative Energy Sources, 2010; " " Level: National and Regional Data;" " Row: NAICS Codes, Value of Shipments and Employment Sizes;" "...

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Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time  

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Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time The Lab's 1,000th shipment of transuranic waste recently left Los Alamos, on its way...

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Rail Routing Criteria Selection  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

File name 1 File name 1 Rail Routing: Using Decision Analysis to Evaluate Objectives Ruth F. Weiner, Sandia National Laboratories Steven Hamp, U. S. Department of Energy April 22, 2004 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. TEC1 File name 2 Scoping the Problem * More than one rail route is available between any spent fuel site in the U. S. and Caliente, NV. * Routes differ in several parameters, like route length, track quality, urban areas transited, and so on. * Any particular route may not uniformly have more desirable parameters than another route; e.g. a shorter route may go through more urban centers.

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Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas...

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Uraninum-233 Inventory in Oak Ridge Lightened with First Shipment...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Uraninum-233 Inventory in Oak Ridge Lightened with First Shipment of Material from Building 3019 Uraninum-233 Inventory in Oak Ridge Lightened with First Shipment of Material from...

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Safety and Security Technologies for Radioactive Material Shipments...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Safety and Security Technologies for Radioactive Material Shipments Safety and Security Technologies for Radioactive Material Shipments Safety and Security Technologies for...

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Utilizing an encroachment probability benefit-cost model to estimate accident reduction factors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. . ACCIDENT DATA MODELS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROADSIDE SAFETY ANALYSIS PROGRAM . . 6 9 11 13 CHAPTER III STUDY DESIGN . 20 HAZARDS AND COUNTERMEASURES . . TYPICAL SITE CONDITIONS . . FIXED OBJECT HAZARD . BRIDGE RAIL ENDS . LUMINAIRE SUPPORTS... Rail and Guardrail Extruder. 34 12 Plan View of Bridge Rail and Crash Cushion. 13 Luminaire Typical Section. 14 Typical Embankment Section (Base Condition). 15 Typical Embankment Section (Sideslope=3:1). . 16 Typical Embankment Section (Sideslope...

Hayes, Carolyn A

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.

Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of nuclear facility decommissioning projects: Summary status report: Three Mile Island Unit 2. Radioactive waste and laundry shipments  

SciTech Connect

This document summarizes information concerning radioactive waste and laundry shipments from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 2 to radioactive waste disposal sites and to protective clothing decontamination facilities (laundries) since the loss of coolant accident experienced on March 28, 1979. Data were collected from radioactive shipment records, summarized, and placed in a computerized data information retrieval/manipulation system which permits extraction of specific information. This report covers the period of April 9, 1979 through April 19, 1987. Included in this report are: waste disposal site locations, dose rates, curie content, waste description, container type and number, volumes and weights. This information is presented in two major categories: protective clothing (laundry) and radioactive waste. Each of the waste shipment reports is in chronological order.

Doerge, D. H.; Haffner, D. R.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - 10000th_shipment.doc  

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For Immediate Release For Immediate Release The Department of Energy Announces Major Cold War Legacy Waste Cleanup Milestone Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Receives 10,000th Shipment CARLSBAD, N.M., September 28, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its 10,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste over the weekend. This marks an important milestone in DOE's mission to clean up the country's Cold War legacy. "This accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication of our workers and contractors," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "It also demonstrates the Department's commitment to future generations as we continue our cleanup mission as safely and quickly as possible." The 10,000th shipment, which consisted of defense-generated contact-handled

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First Oak Ridge Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Shipment Arrives...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

First Oak Ridge Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Shipment Arrives Safely at WIPP First Oak Ridge Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Shipment Arrives Safely at WIPP March 2, 2009 -...

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Dose estimates in a loss of lead shielding truck accident.  

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The radiological transportation risk & consequence program, RADTRAN, has recently added an updated loss of lead shielding (LOS) model to it most recent version, RADTRAN 6.0. The LOS model was used to determine dose estimates to first-responders during a spent nuclear fuel transportation accident. Results varied according to the following: type of accident scenario, percent of lead slump, distance to shipment, and time spent in the area. This document presents a method of creating dose estimates for first-responders using RADTRAN with potential accident scenarios. This may be of particular interest in the event of high speed accidents or fires involving cask punctures.

Dennis, Matthew L.; Osborn, Douglas M.; Weiner, Ruth F.; Heames, Terence John (Alion Science & Technology Albuquerque, NM)

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

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Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) The University of Illinois at Urbana Effects and Interaction of Terminal and Mainline Delay Rail Operational and Energy Efficiency -Passenger Rail Energy Consumption and Emissions Relative to Competing Modes -Economic and Operating Impacts

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

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The Rail Gun Muad Al Khaldi  

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The Rail Gun Muad Al Khaldi Department of Electrical Engineering King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Abstract- The rail gun is one of promising ways of launching projectiles. Recently, many. In this project, I am going to investigate the construction of electromagnetic rail guns, the way the function

Masoudi, Husain M.

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www.ave.kth.se Rail Vehicles  

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www.ave.kth.se Rail Vehicles Part of the Masters program in Vehicle Engineering Master's Thesis: Validation of wheel wear calculation code Background Rail vehicle operators have a genuine concern about wheel and rail wear prediction methodologies, due to the influence of worn profiles in the cost of both

Haviland, David

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Meeting Summaries Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries MEETING SUMMARIES Kansas City TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington DC TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 15, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Minneapolis TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 21, 2004 Albuquerque TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 22, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Jacksonville TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 20, 1999 Milwaukee TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1998

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Microsoft Word - ORNL_first_shipment  

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WIPP Receives First Shipment From Oak Ridge National Laboratory CARLSBAD, N.M., September 25, 2008 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee has become the latest site to ship defense-related transuranic waste directly to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). A truck with three loaded TRUPACT-II shipping containers departed ORNL yesterday and arrived at WIPP this morning - the 6,894th safe shipment to WIPP since the project opened in 1999. "Safe, responsible cleanup is the bottom line," said DOE Carlsbad Field Office Manager Dr. Dave Moody. "While we make steady progress every day at WIPP, it is milestones like this that highlight the overall success of the DOE clean-up effort. I applaud

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Rail_Kneitel [Compatibility Mode  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

created procedure for BNL shipments - LIRR sends Safety Inspector to walk down each train * BNL makes notifications in accordance with protocols * Shipments made on weekends...

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Stakeholder Transportation Scorecard: Reviewing Nevada's Recommendations for Enhancing the Safety and Security of Nuclear Waste Shipments - 13518  

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As a primary stakeholder in the Yucca Mountain program, the state of Nevada has spent three decades examining and considering national policy regarding spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste transportation. During this time, Nevada has identified 10 issues it believes are critical to ensuring the safety and security of any spent nuclear fuel transportation program, and achieving public acceptance. These recommendations are: 1) Ship the oldest fuel first; 2) Ship mostly by rail; 3) Use dual-purpose (transportable storage) casks; 4) Use dedicated trains for rail shipments; 5) Implement a full-scale cask testing program; 6) Utilize a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the selection of a new rail spur to the proposed repository site; 7) Implement the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) 'straw man' process for route selection; 8) Implement Section 180C assistance to affected States, Tribes and localities through rulemaking; 9) Adopt safety and security regulatory enhancements proposed states; and 10) Address stakeholder concerns about terrorism and sabotage. This paper describes Nevada's proposals in detail and examines their current status. The paper describes the various forums and methods by which Nevada has presented its arguments and sought to influence national policy. As of 2012, most of Nevada's recommendations have been adopted in one form or another, although not yet implemented. If implemented in a future nuclear waste program, the State of Nevada believes these recommendations would form the basis for a successful national transportation plan for shipments to a geologic repository and/or centralized interim storage facility. (authors)

Dilger, Fred C. [Black Mountain Research, Henderson, NV 81012 (United States)] [Black Mountain Research, Henderson, NV 81012 (United States); Ballard, James D. [Department of Sociology, California State University, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States)] [Department of Sociology, California State University, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States); Halstead, Robert J. [State of Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, Carson City, NV 80906 (United States)] [State of Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects, Carson City, NV 80906 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time  

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Stories » Stories » Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time The Lab's 1,000th shipment of transuranic waste recently left Los Alamos, on its way to a permanent repository near Carlsbad, NM. June 26, 2012 Governor Martinez applauding the 1014th TRU waste shipment New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and other dignitaries applaud as the 1,014th shipment of transuranic waste leaves Los Alamos National Laboratory. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email "The milestone we're celebrating is one that has been a long-term environmental commitment." Removing nuclear waste, one shipment at a time Elected officials and other dignitaries recently gathered at Los Alamos

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Final Hanford Offsite Waste Shipment Leaves Idaho Treatment Facility |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Hanford Offsite Waste Shipment Leaves Idaho Treatment Final Hanford Offsite Waste Shipment Leaves Idaho Treatment Facility Final Hanford Offsite Waste Shipment Leaves Idaho Treatment Facility August 18, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Idaho State Patrol Troopers Rick Stouse and Tony Anderson inspected the TRUPACTS, containers which contain TRU waste, and trailer containing the final shipment of Hanford offsite waste. The Idaho State Patrol officers have played an important role in AMWTP's success by inspecting every one of AMWTP's nearly 3,900 shipments. Idaho State Patrol Troopers Rick Stouse and Tony Anderson inspected the TRUPACTS, containers which contain TRU waste, and trailer containing the final shipment of Hanford offsite waste. The Idaho State Patrol officers have played an important role in AMWTP's success by inspecting every one of

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Probabilistic assessment of spent fuel shipping cask response to severe transportation accident conditions. Report summary  

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The licensing of commercial nuclear spent shipping casks in the United States is regulated by 10CFR71. In order to be licensed, casks must be designed not to fail under hypothetical test conditions specified in Appendix B of this regulation. Questions have been raised about the suitability of these tests in simulating actual transportation accident conditions. Our study addresses the adequacy of current regulations by comparing real-world accident conditions with regulatory test specifications using more complete accident statistics and more sophisticated structural analyses than have been used in studies to date. Our objective is to evaluate the protection provided by current regulations against severe accident conditions for commercial spent nuclear fuel casks that are transported by truck or rail. The complete spectrum of truck and rail accidents will be reviewed in order to determine the frequency (or infrequency) of cask failures during transportation accidents. 3 references, 1 figure.

Fischer, L.E.; Kimura, C.Y.; Witte, M.C.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accident Investigations  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Order prescribes organizational responsibilities, authorities, and requirements for conducting investigations of certain accidents occurring at DOE sites, facilities, areas, operations, and activities.

2011-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and...  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes; Column: Energy-Consumption Ratios; Unit: Varies. Consumption Consumption per Dollar Consumption...

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Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices. Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track...

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WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administratio...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

26, 1999 WIPP Receives First Shipment Carlsbad, NM After more than two decades of political, legal, and bureaucratic delays, the first truckload of radioactive waste from Los...

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2 Electricity: Components of Net Demand, 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes; Column: Electricity Components; Unit: Million...

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Rail_English  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Trains Enables and fully supports any policy Long-term Reasonable dedicated train surcharge rate * Defined adjustment methodology Rail carrier obligated to provide...

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Bridge deck designs for railing impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AND MATERIALS TESTING Concrete Steel CHAPTER IV. TEXAS BRIDGE RAILING TYPE T101 Description . Tests on the T101 Steel Post with a Rigid Support . Static Tests on the Standard T101 Bridge Railing Dynamic Tests on the Standard T101 Bridge Railing . Tests... Stress Calculations on Bridge Deck Connection to Texas T202 Concrete Wall Table A-3. Flexure Stress Calculations on Bridge Deck Connection to Texas T5 Bridge Rail Table 8-1. Concrete Cylinder Compression Tests Table 8-2. Reinforcing Steel Tensile...

Arnold, Althea Gayle

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The enablers and inhibitors of intermodal rail freight between Asia and Europe  

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Abstract Contemporary modes in intercontinental transportation are sea and air freight. The geographical connection of Eurasia additionally enables rail freight via the Eurasian landbridge. This transport concept reduces lead time compared to sea freight at lower cost than air or sea-air freight and hence fits into a strategic niche between established modes. These characteristics facilitate developments in supply chain management like increasing transport distances and continuous cost reduction together with relatively new trends (smaller, but more frequent shipments, flexibility and sustainability) that are only partly satisfied by contemporary modes. At this moment, the Eurasian landbridge is at an immature state, used by few shippers. This paper intends to identify factors that enable, respectively, inhibit Eurasian rail freight and understand how inhibitors can be overcome. The research based on case studies reviewing literature and conducting interviews to investigate individual landbridge routes. Besides providing secondary data, literature identified stakeholders and thus served as input for 24 semi-structured interviews to gather primary data. Both data streams were then combined to reveal the current attractiveness of Eurasian rail freight. A future outlook in the closing section aims at stimulating further research and thinking in order to create a viable alternative for global supply chain management.

Hendrik Rodemann; Simon Templar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine P-3 Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine P-3 Gregory Lilik, Jos Martn...

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Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine This study measured the effects of hydrogen...

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Evaluation of nuclear facility decommissioning projects. Three Mile Island Unit 2. Radioactive waste and laundry shipments. Volume 9. Summary status report  

SciTech Connect

This document summarizes information concerning radioactive waste and laundry shipments from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 2 to radioactive waste disposal sites and to protective clothing decontamination facilities (laundries) since the loss of coolant accident experienced on March 28, 1979. Data were collected from radioactive shipment records, summarized, and placed in a computerized data information retrieval/manipulation system which permits extraction of specific information. This report covers the period of April 9, 1979 to May 5, 1985. Included in this report are: waste disposal site locations, dose rates, curie content, waste description, container type and number, volumes and weights. This information is presented in two major categories: protective clothing (laundry) and radioactive waste. Each of the waste shipment reports is in chronological order.

Doerge, D. H.; Miller, R. L.; Scotti, K. S.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summaries Rail Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31, 2006 July 27, 2006 June 8, 2006 April 20, 2006 March 9, 2006 January 26, 2006 November 9, 2005 September 15, 2005 April 28, 2005 March 24, 2005 February 24, 2005 January 27, 2005 December 16, 2004 October 28, 2004 May 17, 2004 June 2, 2003 June 26, 2002 March 26, 1999 November 13, 1998 Meeting October 6, 1998 Meeting September 11, 1998 Meeting June 22, 1998 Meeting May 27, 1998 Meeting November 3, 1997 Meeting September 18, 1997 Meeting More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

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Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit Multiple Users Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit Multiple Users January 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices. Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices. CARLSBAD, N.M. - EM's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently deployed a new version of the Transportation Tracking and Communication System (TRANSCOM) that is compatible with mobile devices, including smartphones. The recent enhancement, TRANSCOM version 3.0, improves the user interface

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Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas August 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Waste management and transportation personnel worked late to complete the first shipment to WCS. Through a contract with DOE, WCS will treat and accept potentially hazardous waste that has been at the Portsmouth site for decades. Pictured (from left) are Scott Fraser, Joe Hawes, Craig Herrmann, Jim Book, John Lee, John Perry, Josh Knipp, Melissa Dunsieth, Randy Barr, Rick Williams, Janet Harris, Maureen Fischels, Cecil McCoy, Trent Eckert, Anthony Howard and Chris Ashley. Waste management and transportation personnel worked late to complete the first shipment to WCS. Through a contract with DOE, WCS will treat and

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WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administration WIPP Receives First Shipment | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > WIPP Receives First Shipment WIPP Receives First Shipment March 26, 1999 Carlsbad, NM WIPP Receives First Shipment After more than two decades of political, legal, and bureaucratic delays,

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Portsmouth, Paducah Project Leaps Past Shipment Milestone, Delivering  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Portsmouth, Paducah Project Leaps Past Shipment Milestone, Portsmouth, Paducah Project Leaps Past Shipment Milestone, Delivering Economic Benefit to U.S. Portsmouth, Paducah Project Leaps Past Shipment Milestone, Delivering Economic Benefit to U.S. September 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Pictured here are railcars carrying tanks of hydrofluoric acid for shipment from the Portsmouth site to Solvay Fluorides for industrial use. Pictured here are railcars carrying tanks of hydrofluoric acid for shipment from the Portsmouth site to Solvay Fluorides for industrial use. LEXINGTON, Ky. - The company that operates DOE's depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities marked a milestone in September when it shipped the one millionth gallon of hydrofluoric acid. Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services (BWCS) continues to deliver more of

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Radiological consequences of ship collisions that might occur in U.S. Ports during the shipment of foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel to the United States in break-bulk freighters  

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Accident source terms, source term probabilities, consequences, and risks are developed for ship collisions that might occur in U.S. ports during the shipment of spent fuel from foreign research reactors to the United States in break-bulk freighters.

Sprung, J.L.; Bespalko, S.J.; Massey, C.D.; Yoshimura, R. [Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Johnson, J.D. [GRAM Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Reardon, P.C. [PCRT Technologies, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ebert, M.W.; Gallagher D.W. [Science Applications International Corp., Reston, VA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0250-S2: Supplemental EIS for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada- Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This SEIS is to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating a railroad for shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from an existing rail line in Nevada to a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The purpose of the evaluation is to assist the Department in deciding whether to construct and operate a railroad in Nevada, and if so, in which corridor and along which specific alignment within the selected corridor.

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Rail Splitter Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rail Splitter Wind Farm Rail Splitter Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Rail Splitter Wind Farm Facility Rail Splitter Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Horizon Developer Horizon Location Tazewell and Logan Counties IL Coordinates 40.309398°, -89.396195° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.309398,"lon":-89.396195,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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PHOENIX ENERGIZES LIGHT RAIL CORRIDOR WITH UPGRADES  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Designed to promote energy efficiency in buildings in Phoenix, Arizona’s 10-mile-long Light Rail Corridor, Energize Phoenix focused on performing energy upgrades and reducing energy use in...

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Determination of Longitudinal Stress in Rails  

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The objective of this research is to determine the longitudinal stress in rails by using the polarization of Rayleigh waves. Analytical models are developed to describe the effect of applied stress on wave speed and on the polarization of Rayleigh...

Djayaputra, Ferdinand

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Accelerates Transuranic Waste Shipments:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Los Alamos National Laboratory Accelerates Transuranic Waste Los Alamos National Laboratory Accelerates Transuranic Waste Shipments: Spurred by a major wildfire in 2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory's TRU Waste Program accelerates shipments of transuranic waste stored aboveground to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan Los Alamos National Laboratory Accelerates Transuranic Waste Shipments: Spurred by a major wildfire in 2011, Los Alamos National Laboratory's TRU Waste Program accelerates shipments of transuranic waste stored aboveground to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan July 2, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez greets Terry Aguilar, governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, while Frank Marcinowski (lower right), EM deputy assistant secretary of waste management, and Dan Cox, LANL associate deputy director for environmental affairs, look on.

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Final Transuranic Waste Shipment Leaves Rocky Flats | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Transuranic Waste Shipment Leaves Rocky Flats Final Transuranic Waste Shipment Leaves Rocky Flats Final Transuranic Waste Shipment Leaves Rocky Flats April 19, 2005 - 12:23pm Addthis Cleanup Ahead of Schedule, On Track to Save Taxpayers Billions GOLDEN, CO. - A major environmental victory was achieved at the Rocky Flats Site in Golden, Colo., today when the final remaining shipment of radioactive, transuranic (TRU) waste left the property on a truck bound for an underground waste repository in New Mexico. This major milestone is another step toward the final conversion of the site to a National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "This is great news for all of Colorado, and would not have been possible without hand-in-glove cooperation between the Department of Energy, the

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Idaho Site Achieves Successful Nuclear Shipment on Newly Constructed Haul  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieves Successful Nuclear Shipment on Newly Achieves Successful Nuclear Shipment on Newly Constructed Haul Road Idaho Site Achieves Successful Nuclear Shipment on Newly Constructed Haul Road May 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis The HFEF-6 cask is transported on the haul road. The HFEF-6 cask is transported on the haul road. IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Close coordination among operations, security and transportation teams at the Idaho site helped ensure the recent success of the first nuclear shipment on a newly constructed haul road. The new road located between the Critical Infrastructure Test Range Complex (CITRC) and the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) is expected to help save significant time and cost over the life of the project by avoiding traffic disruptions on the public highway and increased cost associated with

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Microsoft Word - INL Waste Stream Cleared for Shipment to WIPP...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

2006 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has authorized the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to restart shipments from the waste stream that was suspended from transport to the...

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Milestone Shipment Arrives at WIPP | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs DOE Completes TRU Waste Cleanup at Bettis DOE Completes Disposal Operations In Panel 5 of the WIPP Underground...

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Microsoft Word - First LANL Shipment Arrives at WCS  

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NWP Media Contacts: Donavan Mager Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (575) 234-7586 www.wipp.energy.gov For Immediate Release First LANL Shipment Arrives at Waste Control Specialists...

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Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas Portsmouth Site Delivers First Radioactive Waste Shipment to Disposal Facility in Texas August 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Waste management and transportation personnel worked late to complete the first shipment to WCS. Through a contract with DOE, WCS will treat and accept potentially hazardous waste that has been at the Portsmouth site for decades. Pictured (from left) are Scott Fraser, Joe Hawes, Craig Herrmann, Jim Book, John Lee, John Perry, Josh Knipp, Melissa Dunsieth, Randy Barr, Rick Williams, Janet Harris, Maureen Fischels, Cecil McCoy, Trent Eckert, Anthony Howard and Chris Ashley. Waste management and transportation personnel worked late to complete the

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Estimating carbon emissions from less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Less-than-truckload (LTL) is a $32-billion sector of the trucking industry that focuses on moving smaller shipments, typically with weights between 100 and 10,000 pounds, that do not require a full trailer to be moved. ...

Veloso de Aguiar, Guilherme

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

............................................................................. 25 2.4.1 FEA of Wheel-Rail Contact with an Elastic Material ...... 25 2.4.2 FEA of Wheel-Rail Contact with Plasticity Model .......... 27 2.5 Results and Discussion ................................................................. 28... 2.5.1 The Steady State of Residual Stresses .............................. 30 2.5.2 Accumulation of Residual Stresses in Rolling Contact .... 31 2.5.3 Comparisons between the Equivalent Rolling Stresses of Elastic and Hardening...

Tangtragulwong, Potchara

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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7.1.1. Fernbahnhof / Rail Station  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.1.1.4.7 Gasversorgung des Fernbahnhofs / Gas Supply of Rail Station 7.1.1.4.7.1 Gasversorgung des Fernbahnhofs 77.1.1. Fernbahnhof / Rail Station 7.1.2. �PNV-Bahnhof / Public Transport Station 7.1.3. Busbahnhof / Bus Station 7.1.4. Taxianlagen / Taxi Stand 7.1.5. Sonstige Passagiergebäude / Other passenger

Berlin,Technische Universität

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The Nevada railroad system: Physical, operational, and accident characteristics  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a description of the operational and physical characteristics of the Nevada railroad system. To understand the dynamics of the rail system, one must consider the system`s physical characteristics, routing, uses, interactions with other systems, and unique operational characteristics, if any. This report is presented in two parts. The first part is a narrative description of all mainlines and major branchlines of the Nevada railroad system. Each Nevada rail route is described, including the route`s physical characteristics, traffic type and volume, track conditions, and history. The second part of this study provides a more detailed analysis of Nevada railroad accident characteristics than was presented in the Preliminary Nevada Transportation Accident Characterization Study (DOE, 1990).

NONE

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automating Risk Assessments of Hazardous Material Shipments for Transportation Routes and Mode Selection  

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The METEOR project at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) successfully addresses the difficult problem in risk assessment analyses of combining the results from bounding deterministic simulation results with probabilistic (Monte Carlo) risk assessment techniques. This paper describes a software suite designed to perform sensitivity and cost/benefit analyses on selected transportation routes and vehicles to minimize risk associated with the shipment of hazardous materials. METEOR uses Monte Carlo techniques to estimate the probability of an accidental release of a hazardous substance along a proposed transportation route. A METEOR user selects the mode of transportation, origin and destination points, and charts the route using interactive graphics. Inputs to METEOR (many selections built in) include crash rates for the specific aircraft, soil/rock type and population densities over the proposed route, and bounding limits for potential accident types (velocity, temperature, etc.). New vehicle, materials, and location data are added when available. If the risk estimates are unacceptable, the risks associated with alternate transportation modes or routes can be quickly evaluated and compared. Systematic optimizing methods will provide the user with the route and vehicle selection identified with the lowest risk of hazardous material release. The effects of a selected range of potential accidents such as vehicle impact, fire, fuel explosions, excessive containment pressure, flooding, etc. are evaluated primarily using hydrocodes capable of accurately simulating the material response of critical containment components. Bounding conditions that represent credible accidents (i.e; for an impact event, velocity, orientations, and soil conditions) are used as input parameters to the hydrocode models yielding correlation functions relating accident parameters to component damage. The Monte Carlo algorithms use random number generators to make selections at the various decision points such as; crash, location, etc. For each pass through the routines, when a crash is randomly selected, crash parameters are then used to determine if failure has occurred using either external look up tables, correlations functions from deterministic calculations, or built in data libraries. The effectiveness of the software was recently demonstrated in safety analyses of the transportation of radioisotope systems for the US Dept. of Energy. These methods are readily adaptable to estimating risks associated with a variety of hazardous shipments such as spent nuclear fuel, explosives, and chemicals.

Barbara H. Dolphin; William D. RIchins; Stephen R. Novascone

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guard Rails for Bioenergy in Developed and Developing Countries  

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For local level application, no examples of the guard rail concept have been identified by literature review. WBGU [4...] itself applies the guard rail concept and elaborated strategies and recommendations for op...

Marlies Härdtlein

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Diesel Common Rail Injection System for Future Emission Legislation  

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2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Robert Bosch GMBH Common Rail System Engineering for PC Diesel Systems

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TEC Rail TG Summary_Green Bay  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 13-14, 2006 September 13-14, 2006 Green Bay, WI RAIL TOPIC GROUP Mr. Jay Jones began the meeting with a welcome and introduction of the topic members, other participants, and support staff. A brief overview was given of the topic group's activities since the last TEC meeting. This meeting focused on the Topic Group's subgroup activities. Key comments and discussions are summarized below. Status Update of the Rail Topic Group Mr. Jones mentioned the planned creation of a new topic group to be called the Routing Topic Group. The Rail Topic Group would still exist as a topic group. However, since the emphasis would be in developing routing criteria and ultimately a national suite of routes over the next year or so, this separate Routing Topic Group would be created to address

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Milestone reached: Waste shipment leaves Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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Waste shipment leaves LANL Waste shipment leaves LANL Milestone reached: Waste shipment leaves Los Alamos National Laboratory The material, known as "remote-handled transuranic waste" (RH-TRU), has been stored at the Laboratory since 1995. June 2, 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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DOE Seeks Trucking Services for Transuranic Waste Shipments | Department of  

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Trucking Services for Transuranic Waste Shipments Trucking Services for Transuranic Waste Shipments DOE Seeks Trucking Services for Transuranic Waste Shipments March 30, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Bill Taylor 513-246-0539 william.taylor@emcbc.doe.gov Cincinnati -- The Department of Energy (DOE) today will issue a Request for Proposals for the continuation of carrier services to transport transuranic waste (TRU) between DOE sites and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The transportation of TRU waste is accomplished by contracted trucking carriers that ship the waste via public highways on custom designed trailers. The contract will be an Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract using firm-fixed- price delivery task orders. The estimated contract cost is $80-$100 million over a five-year contract

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Stability of Appalachian coal shipments under policy variation  

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A quadratic programming transportation model and a nonparametric statistical procedure are used to investigate how Appalachian coal-supply flows vary in response to changes in national coal markets and policies, with emphasis on the relative stability of traditional flows. The results show that the relative stability of coal shipments is preserved under small and moderate random shocks, suggesting that coal-shipment patterns remain relatively stable despite changes in the absolute level. The tendency for traditional routes to continue has occurred because of the region's access to transportation networks and its low fixed mining costs. Environmental restriction could change shipment patterns by terminating coal production in some regions. Some areas of instability may require freight subsidies. Increased taxes or changes in mining capital or generating costs could also alter the pattern. Policies to stabilize freight rates and production costs are indicated. 10 references, 8 tables.

Yang, C.W. (Clarion State Coll., PA); Labys, W.C.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment  

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A Pipe Overpack Container for transuranic waste storage and shipment. The system consists of a vented pipe component which is positioned in a vented, insulated 55 gallon steel drum. Both the vented pipe component and the insulated drum are capable of being secured to prevent the contents from leaving the vessel. The vented pipe component is constructed of 1/4 inch stainless steel to provide radiation shielding. Thus, allowing shipment having high Americium-241 content. Several Pipe Overpack Containers are then positioned in a type B, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved, container. In the current embodiment, a TRUPACT-II container was employed and a maximum of fourteen Pipe Overpack Containers were placed in the TRUPACT-II. The combination received NRC approval for the shipment and storage of transuranic waste.

Geinitz, Richard R. (Arvada, CO); Thorp, Donald T. (Broomfield, CO); Rivera, Michael A. (Boulder, CO)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency Waste Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This graphic shows how the radiofrequency identification technology tracks and monitors packages in transport, in-transit stops and storage. This graphic shows how the radiofrequency identification technology tracks and monitors packages in transport, in-transit stops and storage. The technology developed by EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation Packaging Certification Program technology development team was selected by the RFID Journal as the "Most Innovated Use of RFIDs.” Team members pictured here include Dr. John Lee, Dr. Yung Liu, Dr. Jim Shuler, Dr. Hanchung Tsai and John Anderson. Team members not pictured are Brian Craig and Dr. Kun Chen.

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SR-08-03 _LEU Shipments_.doc  

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DOE Media CONTACTS: For Immediate Release DOE Media CONTACTS: For Immediate Release Jim Giusti, (803) 952-7697 October, 2, 2008 james-r.giusti@srs.gov DOE's Savannah River Site Fulfills Uranium Shipment Contract with TVA Aiken, SC - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) this week safely sent its final shipment of Cold War era uranium to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), marking a significant step toward achieving the Department's goal of safely cleaning up the Site.

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Safety and Security Technologies for Radioactive Material Shipments  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Security Technologies for and Security Technologies for Radioactive Material Shipments Safety & Security Technologies Study Started in 2005 with OCRWM Funding. OCRWM funding ended in 2009. EM gave CVSA funding to finish the report. CVSA Ad Hoc RAM/Security/ITS Committee Examined current and emerging technologies for safety and security of radioactive material shipments Site visits Product reviews HMCRP HM-04 report on emerging technologies Safety & Security Technologies Study Completed several site visits to look at current technologies being used. Technologies were broken down into five categories. 1. Inspection Technologies 2. Security Technologies 3. Radioactive Material Dose Rate Measurement and

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An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail-head fatigue defect prevention  

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and increased train traffic on the remaining routes. These changes in railroad industry practice have caused an increase in the rate of occurrence of rail head fatigue defects, one potential cause of train derailment. The primary form of maintenance employed...

Jones, Scott Laurence

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guided Wave Inspection for Bottom Edge of Rails  

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Defects in a railhead and web can be detected with rail inspection cars and rail inspection tools equipped with special transducers such as wheel probes. However bottom edges of rails easily damaged regions due to contact to soil and fastening are blind zones for the conventional ultrasonic inspection technique in which signals are input from a railhead. In this paper inspection technique for defects in bottom edges of rails using guided waves were described. Dispersion curves for a rail obtained by a semi analytical finite element calculation show that a lot of propagating modes exist in a frequency region used for guided wave inspection eg. 10kHz – 200kHz. Guided wave modes mainly vibrating a bottom edge of a rail were selected among the many modes in dispersion curves and then defect detection tests were done using the selected modes. Good reflections from an artificial defect and a rail end were obtained with a vertically vibrating mode.

T. Hayashi; Y. Miyazaki; M. Murase; T. Abe

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intercity Passenger Rail Federal Funding presented by  

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Intercity Passenger Rail ­ Federal Funding Process presented by: Minnesota Department, equipment and connections ·! Long term: build efficient HSR network ­! Connecting major population centers ·! Lead state on Milwaukee to Twin Cities segment ·! 2008 state bonding to match federal funds

Minnesota, University of

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Level: National Data; Row: Values of Shipments within NAICS Codes;  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 Consumption Ratios of Fuel, 2010; 3 Consumption Ratios of Fuel, 2010; Level: National Data; Row: Values of Shipments within NAICS Codes; Column: Energy-Consumption Ratios; Unit: Varies. Consumption Consumption per Dollar Consumption per Dollar of Value NAICS per Employee of Value Added of Shipments Code(a) Economic Characteristic(b) (million Btu) (thousand Btu) (thousand Btu) Total United States 311 - 339 ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 405.4 4.0 2.1 20-49 631.3 4.7 2.2 50-99 832.0 4.9 2.3 100-249 1,313.4 6.2 2.8 250-499 1,905.2 7.4 3.6 500 and Over 4,225.4 7.5 3.1 Total 1,449.6 6.4 2.8 311 FOOD Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 576.6 5.9

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Level: National Data; Row: Values of Shipments within NAICS Codes;  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

3 Consumption Ratios of Fuel, 2006; 3 Consumption Ratios of Fuel, 2006; Level: National Data; Row: Values of Shipments within NAICS Codes; Column: Energy-Consumption Ratios; Unit: Varies. Consumption Consumption per Dollar Consumption per Dollar of Value NAICS per Employee of Value Added of Shipments Code(a) Economic Characteristic(b) (million Btu) (thousand Btu) (thousand Btu) Total United States 311 - 339 ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 330.6 3.6 2.0 20-49 550.0 4.5 2.2 50-99 830.1 5.9 2.7 100-249 1,130.0 6.7 3.1 250-499 1,961.4 7.6 3.6 500 and Over 3,861.9 9.0 3.6 Total 1,278.4 6.9 3.1 311 FOOD Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 979.3 10.3

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Preparing the Shipment 1. The material must be characterized.  

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' Health and Safety and the Environment Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) 490 10th St., 3rd Floor Atlanta Contact Number (404) 216-5237 Dangerous Goods Shipping Program EHS Role in Chemical/Biological Shipments Association (IATA) and a number of other agencies regulate the transport of dangerous goods. To ensure

Sherrill, David

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Non-destructive inspection protocol for reinforced concrete barriers and bridge railings  

SciTech Connect

Reinforced concrete highway barriers and bridge railings serve to prevent errant vehicles from departing the travel way at grade separations. Despite the important role that they play in maintaining safety and their ubiquitous nature, barrier inspection rarely moves beyond visual inspection. In August 2008, a tractor-trailer fatally departed William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after it dislodged a section of the bridge barrier. Investigations following the accident identified significant corrosion of the anchor bolts attaching the bridge railing to the bridge deck. As a result of the information gathered during its investigation of the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration concerning Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of concrete bridge railings. The Center for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA is currently evaluating feasibility of using four technologies - ground penetrating radar (GPR), ultrasonic pulse-echo, digital radiography and infrared thermal imaging methods to develop bridge inspection methods that augment visual inspections, offer reliable measurement techniques, and are practical, both in terms of time and cost, for field inspection work. Controlled samples containing predefined corrosion levels in reinforcing steel were embedded at barrier connection points for laboratory testing. All four NDE techniques were used in the initial phase I testing. An inspection protocol for detecting and measuring the corrosion of reinforced steel embedded in the anchorage system will be developed as part of phase II research. The identified technologies shall be further developed for field testing utilizing a structure with a barrier in good condition and a structure with a barrier in poor condition.

Chintakunta, Satish R. [Engineering and Software Consultants, Inc., 14123 Robert Paris Ct., Chantilly, VA 20151 (United States); Boone, Shane D. [Federal Highway Administration, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 (United States)

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Shipping Radioactive Waste by Rail from Brookhaven National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Documents & Publications West Valley Demonstration Project Low-Level Waste Shipment Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Planning Project Overview Prairie Island Indian...

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WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs December 21, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has received the first of eight planned defense-related remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) waste shipments from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque. The shipment arrived December 16 for permanent disposal in WIPP's underground repository. DOE National TRU Program Director J.R. Stroble said the shipment is significant to WIPP. "Our goal is to reduce the nation's nuclear waste footprint and we routinely receive shipments from around the country,"

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TEC Rail TG Summary_Kansas City  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 31-February 1, 2007 January 31-February 1, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Rail Topic Group Mr. Thrower (OCRWM/OLM) introduced Mr. Blackwell (FRA), who gave a presentation on the DOT Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) HM 232E that was initially published December 21, 2006. The rulemaking requires rail carriers who transport carloads of more than 5 thousand pounds of 11, 12, or 13 explosives, bulk hazardous materials (TIH/PH), including (HRCQ RAM) radiological materials to: * Collect annual data on routes to be used to transport these materials; * Use data to analyze the safety and security risks of each route and the "next most commercially practicable route" considering no less than the minimum of 27 risk factors and choosing the safest and most secure routes. (It was noted that the 27 risk factors are

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Low Frequency-SAFT Inspection Methodology for Coarse-Grained Steel Rail Components (Manganese Steel Frogs)  

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In the rail industry, sections of high strength Manganese steel are employed at critical locations in railroad networks. Ultrasonic inspections of Manganese steel microstructures are difficult to inspect with conventional means, as the propagation medium is highly attenuative, coarse-grained, anisotropic and nonhomogeneous in nature. Current in-service inspection methods are ineffective while pre-service X-ray methods (used for full-volumetric examinations of components prior to shipment) are time-consuming, costly, require special facilities and highly trained personnel for safe operations, and preclude manufacturers from inspecting statistically meaningful numbers of frogs for effective quality assurance. In-service examinations consist of visual inspections only and by the time a defect or flaw is visually detected, the structural integrity of the component may already be compromised, and immediate repair or replacement is required. A novel ultrasonic inspection technique utilizing low frequency ultrasound (100 to 500 kHz) combined with a synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT) for effective reduction of signal clutter and noise, and extraction of important features in the data, has proven to be effective for these coarse grained steel components. Results from proof-of-principal tests in the laboratory demonstrate an effective means to detect and localize reflectors introduced as a function of size and depth from the top of the frog rail. Using non-optimal, commercially available transducers coupled with the low-frequency/SAFT approach, preliminary evaluations were conducted to study the effects of the material microstructure on ultrasonic propagation, sensitivity and resolution in thick section frog components with machined side-drilled holes. Results from this study will be presented and discussed.

Diaz, Aaron A.; Andersen, Eric S.; Samuel, Todd J.

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails [Laser Applications Laboratory] - Nuclear  

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Laser Glazing of Railroad Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Experimentation Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Overview Laser Oil & Gas Well Drilling Laser Heat Treatment Laser Welding of Metals On-line Monitoring Laser Beam Delivery Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails High Power Laser Beam Delivery Decontamination and Decommissioning Refractory Alloy Welding Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Laser Applications Laboratory Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails Project description: Laser glazing of rails. Category: Project with industrial partner (American Association of Railroads) Bookmark and Share

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Artificial neural network application for modeling the rail rolling process  

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Abstract Rail rolling process is one of the most complicated hot rolling processes. Evaluating the effects of parametric values on this complex process is only possible through modeling. In this study, the production parameters of different types of rails in the rail rolling processes were modeled with an artificial neural network (ANN), and it was aimed to obtain optimum parameter values for a different type of rail. For this purpose, the data from the Rail and Profile Rolling Mill in Kardemir Iron & Steel Works Co. (Karabük, Turkey) were used. BD1, BD2, and Tandem are three main parts of the rolling mill, and in order to obtain the force values of the 49 kg/m rail in each pass for the BD1 and BD2 sections, the force and torque values for the Tandem section, parameter values of 60, 54, 46, and 33 kg/m type rails were used. Comparing the results obtained from the ANN model and the actual field data demonstrated that force and torque values were obtained with acceptable error rates. The results of the present study demonstrated that ANN is an effective and reliable method to acquire data required for producing a new rail, and concerning the rail production process, it provides a productive way for accurate and fast decision making.

Hüseyin Alt?nkaya; ?lhami M. Orak; ?smail Esen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appropriate automation of rail signalling systems: a human factors study.  

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??This thesis examines the effect of automation in the rail signalling environment. The level of automation in a system can be described as ranging along… (more)

Balfe, Nora

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optofluidic Three-Cimensional Self-Assembly of Vertically Patterned Microstructures Using Railed Microfluidics  

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We demonstrate optofluidic three-dimensional (3D) vertical self-assembly of two-dimensionally patterned microstructures using railed microfluidics. 3D railed assembly method is easy...

Chung, Su Eun; Jung, Yoonseok; Kwon, Sunghoon

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10,000th Waste Shipment Milestone is All in the Family | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

10,000th Waste Shipment Milestone is All in the Family 10,000th Waste Shipment Milestone is All in the Family 10,000th Waste Shipment Milestone is All in the Family August 29, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis A Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility shift manager inspects the shipping manifest of the 10,000th safe shipment to roll through the gates at the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on Sept. 24, 2011. A Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility shift manager inspects the shipping manifest of the 10,000th safe shipment to roll through the gates at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on Sept. 24, 2011. Idaho's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project employees prepare to send the 10,000th shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Idaho's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project employees prepare to send

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January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste | Department of  

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January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007: WIPP receives first shipment of waste January 23, 2007 The Department's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, receives (pdf) its first shipment of remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste. The waste, which consisted of three 30-gallon drums of radioactive debris waste and originated at DOE's Idaho National Laboratory, was transported inside a shielded RH-72B shipping cask, providing the same low radiation levels as the contact-handled (CH) TRU wastes that have been shipped to WIPP since 1999. "This first shipment of RH-TRU waste is particularly significant to DOE," notes DOE Assistant

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WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs  

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For immediate release WIPP Receives First Remote-Handled Waste Shipment From Sandia Labs CARLSBAD, N.M., December 21, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has received the first of eight planned defense-related remote- handled transuranic (RH-TRU) waste shipments from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque. The shipment arrived December 16 for permanent disposal in WIPP's underground repository. DOE National TRU Program Director J.R. Stroble said the shipment is significant to WIPP. "Our goal is to reduce the nation's nuclear waste footprint and we routinely receive shipments from around the country," said Stroble. "This first shipment of RH-TRU waste from

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Accident scenarios for marshalling yards in The Netherlands: private or public fire fighting  

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Since the introduction of the Seveso and Seveso II directive (1996), many Western European countries have had the opportunity to demand that installations processing hazardous materials have a private fire brigade. In the Netherlands, based on the Dutch company fire brigade decree, certain companies can be compelled to have a private fire brigade (BZK, 1990). Hazardous materials are processed at about 40 marshalling yards (belonging to the infraprovider ProRail) and therefore a company fire brigade might be compulsory. In the Rotterdam harbour area, for several years, a (juridical) discussion has been going on between the Rotterdam municipality and ProRail concerning the marshalling yards in this area. In August 2007, this dispute was brought to the highest court for such affairs in the Netherlands, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State. To provide input for this juridical process, an analysis was made for six ProRail marshalling yards, each processing hazardous materials. The results indicate that accident scenarios involving toxic and flammable substances are possible. Based upon the type, development and extent of the accidents, some of these credible scenarios determine the fire fighting quality and quantity, the so-called design scenarios. The Council of State relates the fire brigade capacity to the credible scenarios and not to the design scenarios. The result is that ProRail might be responsible for organising and financing private fire brigades at about 40 marshalling yards.

Nils Rosmuller

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTINUOUS FLOW "RAIL-AND-TRAP" MICROFLUIDIC PROCESSORS FOR AUTONOMOUS  

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CONTINUOUS FLOW "RAIL-AND-TRAP" MICROFLUIDIC PROCESSORS FOR AUTONOMOUS BEAD-BASED MIXING laborious and time intensive fluidic mixing procedures. Although microfluidic platforms offer significant, here we present a microfluidic "rail-and-trap" processor that functions autonomously under continuous

Lin, Liwei

128

Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors presented by  

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Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors presented by: Minnesota Department of Transportation May 23, 2012 #12;Presentation Outline · State Plans for Fast (Passenger) Trains · Overarching) Suggest picture of CP grain train be inserted here #12;Passenger Rail Development Overarching Principles

Minnesota, University of

129

URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN  

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1 URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN Main author: Diana Diziain, Greater-Est, France KEYWORDS: rail, waterways, intermodal logistics, urban freight, city logistics ABSTRACT been carried out on intermodal logistic policies at national scales. However, in urban areas, the use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena,  

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International Airport. · Florida is on track to open one of America's first HSR express service between Tampa Situation of High Speed Rail · The US only has one high speed rail o Acela Which runs from Boston Airport congestion o By eliminating 900,000 city to city flights · Give access to cheaper long distance

Nagurney, Anna

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Surveillance Guides - PTS 13.2 Packaging and Preparation for Shipment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PACKAGING AND PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT PACKAGING AND PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the effectiveness of the contractor's programs for packaging radioactive and hazardous wastes for shipment. The Facility Representative examines packages ready for shipment, observes preparation of packages, and reviews documents that establish the acceptability of packages. The Facility Representative verifies compliance with DOE requirements including requirements established by the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE 5480.3, Safety Requirements for the Packaging and Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Substances, and Hazardous Wastes

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atms tracking shipments Sample Search Results  

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in which the tuna were caught; (3) listing the numbers for the associated Tuna Tracking Forms which contain... to document U.S. domestic landings and shipments of...

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Energy Ambiguity and the Inductive Rail Oscillator  

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In electric or mixed electric-mechanic systems the distinction between potential and kinetic energy is not as clear as in purely mechanical systems. A solution for the motion of an inductively loaded rail generator is presented. In this case the magnetic fieldenergy (˝)Li 2 can be written formally in terms of a potential energy while physically it is something different. The analogy between mechanical and electric oscillators has limits and harmonic oscillators can operate without potential energy both of which must be pointed out by physics teachers.

Patrick C. Hecking

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Copyright 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference  

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ON THE OPTIMIZATION OF RAIL DEFECT INSPECTION FREQUENCY Xiang Liu Rail Transportation and Engineering Center such as ultrasonic inspection. Determining the optimal rail defect inspection frequency is a critical decision and correspondingly 68% of cars derailed [1]. Broken rails are the most frequent cause of severe derailments [1

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

well as other details about the shipment. A waybill can include one or more cars and a train can include one or more waybills. Unlike most other reports with coal transportation...

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" Row: Selected SIC Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;"  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2. First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 1998;" 2. First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 1998;" " Level: National Data; " " Row: Selected SIC Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;" " Unit: Trillion Btu." " "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," ",," " " "," "," ",," "," ",," "," ",," ","Shipments","RSE" "SIC"," ",,"Net","Residual","Distillate",,"LPG and",,"Coke and"," ","of Energy Sources","Row"

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" Row: Selected SIC Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;"  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

1. First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 1998;" 1. First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 1998;" " Level: National Data; " " Row: Selected SIC Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;" " Unit: Physical Units or Btu." " "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," ",," " " "," "," ",," "," ",," "," ","Coke and"," ","Shipments"," " " "," ",,"Net","Residual","Distillate","Natural Gas(e)","LPG and","Coal","Breeze"," ","of Energy Sources","RSE"

138

Model based rail pressure control of GDI engine  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper proposes a model-based rail pressure control (RPC) scheme for GDI engines. First, a control-oriented first-principle physics model is established for the rail pressure system. The backstepping technique is then used to derive a non-linear controller with guaranteed stability. For an engineering application, some compensations and corrections are further considered, such as input shaping, non-linear correction, anti-windup of integrator, battery voltage correction, etc. Finally, the proposed rail pressure controller is tested on the pump test rig and engine test bench. The results show the control performance is satisfactory.

Jialing Li; Pengyuan Sun; Tonghao Song; Jun Li; Baiyu Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

PTS 13.2 Packaging and Preparation for Shipment 4/10/95 | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PTS 13.2 Packaging and Preparation for Shipment 4/10/95 PTS 13.2 Packaging and Preparation for Shipment 4/10/95 PTS 13.2 Packaging and Preparation for Shipment 4/10/95 The objective of this surveillance is to evaluate the effectiveness of the contractor's programs for packaging radioactive and hazardous wastes for shipment. The Facility Representative examines packages ready for shipment, observes preparation of packages, and reviews documents that establish the acceptability of packages. The Facility Representative verifies compliance with DOE requirements including requirements established by the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. PTS13-02.doc More Documents & Publications PTS 13.1 Radioactive And Hazardous Material Transportation 4/13/00 CMS 3.4 Temporary Changes, 4/10/95

140

First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant August 29, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Lauren Milone lauren.milone@em.doe.gov 301-903-3731 Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the first shipment of transuranic waste using the newly approved shipping package known as the TRUPACT-III safely arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The shipment, which originated at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, arrived at WIPP on August 25. The new shipping package - the Transuranic Package Transporter Model 3 or TRUPACT-III - allows the Department to package and ship large-sized transuranic waste in a single box that would otherwise

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141

First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant First TRUPACT-III Shipment Arrives Safely at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant August 29, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Lauren Milone lauren.milone@em.doe.gov 301-903-3731 Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the first shipment of transuranic waste using the newly approved shipping package known as the TRUPACT-III safely arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The shipment, which originated at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, arrived at WIPP on August 25. The new shipping package - the Transuranic Package Transporter Model 3 or TRUPACT-III - allows the Department to package and ship large-sized transuranic waste in a single box that would otherwise

142

Upcoming Pipeline Capacity Additions Will Facilitate Continued Growth in Crude Oil Shipments from Midwest to Gulf Coast  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Upcoming Pipeline Capacity Additions Will Facilitate Continued Growth in Crude Oil Shipments from Midwest to Gulf Coast

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Lessons from Major Accidents  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The following lessons emerged from the accident, and have applications for the design of semi-submersible floating units: Cracks introduced during construction must be d...

Jan-Erik Vinnem

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Accident Investigation Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On February 7, 2014, Matthew Moury, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Safety, Security, and Quality Programs Environmental Management, DOE, formally appointed an Accident Investigation Board to...

145

TEC Rail TG Summary_Atlanta  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 5-6, 2007 Atlanta, GA March 5-6, 2007 Atlanta, GA Rail Topic Group Alex Thrower began the meeting and welcomed all topic group participants and support contractor staff. Mr. Thrower established that the following issues and sub-topic group matters required further consideration and in some cases next steps needed to be planned. These include: Inspections Checklist Mr. Thrower requested that members submit their feedback on the items inspected during point of origin and en route inspections in the form of a short listing. Next steps involve: * Presenting the checklist to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) state managers in a preliminary format; * Discussions with DOT in regard to formatting the checklist; and * Development of a complete reference list to be placed onto blue cards to be used

146

Robotics virtual rail system and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

147

Novel monitoring system to diagnose rail track foundation problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A low cost, remote monitoring system has been developed to diagnose rail track subgrade failures. The portable monitoring system consists of five liquid vertical settlement probes, one piezometer, a small data acquisition ...

Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Improved performance of railcar/rail truck interface components  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

turning moments around curved track, wear of truck components, and increased detrimental dynamic effects. The recommended improvement of the rail truck interface is a set of two steel inserts, one concave and one convex, that can be retrofit to center...

Story, Brett Alan

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

149

Taipei terminal rail station : casting an urban gateway  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Access is a key issue in the design of railway stations. The evolution of the train station typology, has resulted in many types of stations based on the development of the stations' access. Since rail travel on a larger ...

Tsai, May Deanna

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Planning for a regional rail system : analysis of high speed and high quality rail in the Basque region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this thesis is to provide guidance for regional rail network planning to achieve the maximum benefits in terms of economic growth, passenger satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. The hypothesis is ...

Lewis, Paul R. S. (Paul Robinson S.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Irradiated test fuel shipment plan for the LWR MOX fuel irradiation test project  

SciTech Connect

This document outlines the responsibilities of DOE, DOE contractors, the commercial carrier, and other organizations participating in a shipping campaign of irradiated test specimen capsules containing mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The shipments described here will be conducted according to applicable regulations of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and all applicable DOE Orders. This Irradiated Test Fuel Shipment Plan for the LWR MOX Fuel Irradiation Test Project addresses the shipments of a small number of irradiated test specimen capsules and has been reviewed and agreed to by INEEL and ORNL (as participants in the shipment campaign). Minor refinements to data entries in this plan, such as actual shipment dates, exact quantities and characteristics of materials to be shipped, and final approved shipment routing, will be communicated between the shipper, receiver, and carrier, as needed, using faxes, e-mail, official shipping papers, or other backup documents (e.g., shipment safety evaluations). Any major changes in responsibilities or data beyond refinements of dates and quantities of material will be prepared as additional revisions to this document and will undergo a full review and approval cycle.

Shappert, L.B.; Dickerson, L.S.; Ludwig, S.B.

1998-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

152

Radiological Release Accident Investigation Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Phase 1 of this accident investigation report is an independent product of the Accident Investigation Board appointed by Matthew Moury, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Safety, Security, and Quality...

153

The Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement: An Update  

SciTech Connect

On July 23,2002, the President of the United States signed into law a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating the Yucca Mountain site in Nye County, Nevada, for development as a geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. If the US. Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorizes construction of the repository and receipt and possession of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive at Yucca Mountain, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would be responsible for transporting these materials to the Yucca Mountain repository as part of its obligation under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part of the site recommendation decision included the analysis of a nation-wide shipping campaign to the proposed repository site. The ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (February 2002) (Repository EIS) evaluated the potential impacts of the transportation of 70,000 Metric Tons of Heavy Metal spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from 77 locations around the nation to the potential repository in Nevada over a 24 year shipping campaign. In the Repository EIS, DOE identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. In December 2003, based on public comments and the environmental analyses in the Repository EIS, DOE identified a preference for the Caliente rail corridor in Nevada. On April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on the Mode of Transportation and Nevada Rail Corridor for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. In this ROD, the DOE announced that it had decided to select the mostly rail scenario analyzed in the Repository EIS as the transportation mode both on a national basis and in the State of Nevada. Under the mostly rail scenario, the DOE would rely on a combination of rail, truck and possibly barge to transport to the repository site at Yucca Mountain up to 70,000 MTHM of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, with most of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste being transported by rail. This will ultimately require construction of a rail line in Nevada to the repository. In addition, the DOE has decided to select the Caliente rail corridor in which to examine potential alignments within which to construct that rail line. A corridor is a strip of land, approximately 400 meters (0.25 miles) wide, that encompasses one of several possible routes through which DOE could build a rail line. An alignment is the specific location of a rail line in a corridor, and would likely be 60 meters [200 feet] or less in width. Also on April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Alignment, Construction, and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV. In the Notice of Intent, the Department announced its intent to prepare a Rail Alignment EIS to assist in selecting a possible alignment for construction of a rail line that would connect the repository at Yucca Mountain to an existing main rail line in Nevada. The Rail Alignment EIS also would consider the potential construction and operation of a rail-to-truck intermodal transfer facility, proposed to be located at the confluence of an existing mainline railroad and a highway, to support legal-weight truck transportation until the rail system is fully operational. This corridor is approximately 513 kilometers (319 miles) long and would cost an estimated $880 million (2001 dollars). Should DOE decide to build the Caliente corridor, it may be the longest rail line built in the United States since the Transcontinental Railroad was constructed in 1869. Some of the challenges in building this rail corridor are steep grades (the corridor crosses over 7 mountain ranges), isolated terrain, possible tunnels, and stakeholder acceptance.

R. Sweeney

2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

154

Slide 1  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

States States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program OPERATING NAVAL NUCLEAR PROPULSION PLANTS AND SHIPPING (RAIL) NAVAL SPENT FUEL SAFELY FOR OVER 45 YEARS SSGN 728 USS Florida CVN 69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower M-140 Shipping Container NAVAL SPENT FUEL SHIPMENTS NAVAL SPENT FUEL SHIPMENTS * NRC Type B packages * Specially-trained, 24/7 escorts * Government-owned railcars * Location and status constantly monitored * Escort/train crew communications * Rugged fuel * National security shipments Slide 2 NAVAL SPENT FUEL SHIPMENT ACCIDENT EXERCISE BACKGROUND NAVAL SPENT FUEL SHIPMENT ACCIDENT EXERCISE BACKGROUND * Escorted national security shipments. - Exercises provide prime opportunity for outreach, shipment familiarization and emergency response planning. * Regional in nature - 1996 Northwest (Washington/Oregon)

155

Full-Scale Accident Testing in Support of Used Nuclear Fuel Transportation.  

SciTech Connect

The safe transport of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste is an important aspect of the waste management system of the United States. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) currently certifies spent nuclear fuel rail cask designs based primarily on numerical modeling of hypothetical accident conditions augmented with some small scale testing. However, NRC initiated a Package Performance Study (PPS) in 2001 to examine the response of full-scale rail casks in extreme transportation accidents. The objectives of PPS were to demonstrate the safety of transportation casks and to provide high-fidelity data for validating the modeling. Although work on the PPS eventually stopped, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future recommended in 2012 that the test plans be re-examined. This recommendation was in recognition of substantial public feedback calling for a full-scale severe accident test of a rail cask to verify evaluations by NRC, which find that risk from the transport of spent fuel in certified casks is extremely low. This report, which serves as the re-assessment, provides a summary of the history of the PPS planning, identifies the objectives and technical issues that drove the scope of the PPS, and presents a possible path for moving forward in planning to conduct a full-scale cask test. Because full-scale testing is expensive, the value of such testing on public perceptions and public acceptance is important. Consequently, the path forward starts with a public perception component followed by two additional components: accident simulation and first responder training. The proposed path forward presents a series of study options with several points where the package performance study could be redirected if warranted.

Durbin, Samuel G.; Lindgren, Eric R.; Rechard, Rob P.; Sorenson, Ken B.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role 50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role 50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role August 12, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis A view of the first cask of reactor fuel from Sweden being unloaded from the m.s. Odensholm on July 21, 1963 in Savannah, Ga. A view of the first cask of reactor fuel from Sweden being unloaded from the m.s. Odensholm on July 21, 1963 in Savannah, Ga. Checking a shipment of reactor fuel are, left to right, Samuel Edlow, U.S. Representative for Aktiebolaget Atomenergi of Sweden; S.D. Smiley, offsite fuels coordinator for the Du Pont Company at Savannah River; S.D. Tatalovich, Atomic Energy Commission international affairs representative; and Robert L. Chandler, chemical engineer with the Savannah River Operations Office.

157

"TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

"TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of "TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than 5,000 Cubic Meters of Nuclear Waste to WIPP "TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than 5,000 Cubic Meters of Nuclear Waste to WIPP With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, Savannah River Site (SRS) continues to safely treat and dispose of radioactive waste created while producing materials for nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War. The DOE site in Aiken, S.C., is safely, steadily, and cost-effectively making progress to analyze, measure, and then carefully cleanup or dispose of legacy transuranic (TRU) waste remaining at SRS after the lengthy nuclear arms race. "TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than

158

10,000th Shipment Celebrated at WIPP | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

10,000th Shipment Celebrated at WIPP 10,000th Shipment Celebrated at WIPP 10,000th Shipment Celebrated at WIPP October 24, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - Approximately 130 people gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) on October 22, to celebrate the 10,000th shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste to WIPP, which arrived safely late last month. The event was attended by elected and appointed officials, state and local leaders, WIPP employees and representatives of the carriers who transport TRU waste to WIPP. People in D.C. absolutely understand the service you provide the nation,‖ said U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce. -We need to solve political problems in this industry because modern economies depend on good fuel and good

159

LANL Reaches Waste Shipment Milestone: Waste from Cold War-era weapons  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reaches Waste Shipment Milestone: Waste from Cold War-era Reaches Waste Shipment Milestone: Waste from Cold War-era weapons production being shipped to WIPP LANL Reaches Waste Shipment Milestone: Waste from Cold War-era weapons production being shipped to WIPP May 31, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Fred deSousa 505-665-3430 fdesousa@lanl.gov LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - Los Alamos National Laboratory has reached an important milestone in its campaign to ship transuranic (TRU) waste from Cold War-era nuclear operations to the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. This month, the Lab surpassed 100,000 plutonium-equivalent curies of TRU waste shipped to WIPP, about one-third of the Lab's total. The waste, sent from LANL to WIPP in more than 750 shipments since 1999,

160

50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role 50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role 50th Anniversary of First Fuel Shipment Highlights EM's Role August 12, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis A view of the first cask of reactor fuel from Sweden being unloaded from the m.s. Odensholm on July 21, 1963 in Savannah, Ga. A view of the first cask of reactor fuel from Sweden being unloaded from the m.s. Odensholm on July 21, 1963 in Savannah, Ga. Checking a shipment of reactor fuel are, left to right, Samuel Edlow, U.S. Representative for Aktiebolaget Atomenergi of Sweden; S.D. Smiley, offsite fuels coordinator for the Du Pont Company at Savannah River; S.D. Tatalovich, Atomic Energy Commission international affairs representative; and Robert L. Chandler, chemical engineer with the Savannah River Operations Office.

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161

Under U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted From 20,000 Russian Nuclear Warheads Arrives in United States and Will Be Used for U.S. Electricity Under U.S.-Russia...

162

"NAICS",,"per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Code...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Dollar","of Value" "NAICS",,"per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Code(a)","Economic Characteristic(b)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)" ,,"Total United...

163

"TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

"TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of "TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than 5,000 Cubic Meters of Nuclear Waste to WIPP "TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than 5,000 Cubic Meters of Nuclear Waste to WIPP With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, Savannah River Site (SRS) continues to safely treat and dispose of radioactive waste created while producing materials for nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War. The DOE site in Aiken, S.C., is safely, steadily, and cost-effectively making progress to analyze, measure, and then carefully cleanup or dispose of legacy transuranic (TRU) waste remaining at SRS after the lengthy nuclear arms race. "TRU" Success: SRS Recovery Act Prepares to Complete Shipment of More Than

164

Severe Accident Studies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Severe Accident Studies Severe Accident Studies Christopher S. Bajwa Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards USNRC 2012 U.S. DOE National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) May 15 - 17, 2012 Knoxville, TN * Going The Distance? - The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States * Released February 9, 2006 * Conclusions: * NRC safety regulations are adequate to ensure package containment effectiveness over a wide range of transport conditions, including most credible accident conditions. * The radiological risks are well understood and are generally low, with the possible exception of risks from releases in extreme accidents involving long duration, fully engulfing fires.

165

Accident Response Group  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To establish Department of Energy (DOE) policy for DOE response to accidents and significant incidents involving nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon components. Cancels DOE O 5530.1. Canceled by DOE O 153.1.

1991-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

166

Visibility and Road Accidents  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... road accidents from a very unusual point of view. These writers investigated the beliefs of pedestrians regarding their own visibility, to see how far these beliefs compared with their actual ... drive.

1940-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

167

Accident resistant transport container  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates to a container for the safe air transport of plutonium having several intermediate wood layers and a load spreader intermediate an inner container and an outer shell for mitigation of shock during a hypothetical accident.

Andersen, John A. (Albuquerque, NM); Cole, James K. (Albuquerque, NM)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The purpose of this Order is to make clear that the packaging and transportation of all offsite shipments of materials of national security interest for DOE must be conducted in accordance with DOT and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations that would be applicable to comparable commercial shipments, except where an alternative course of action is identified in this Order. Cancels DOE O 461.1A.

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

169

" Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;"  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

.1. Number of Establishments by First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 1998;" .1. Number of Establishments by First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 1998;" " Level: National Data; " " Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;" " Unit: Establishment Counts." " "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," "," ",," " " "," ","Any",," "," ",," "," ",," ","Shipments","RSE" "NAICS"," ","Energy","Net","Residual","Distillate",,"LPG and",,"Coke and"," ","of Energy Sources","Row"

170

Union Station, Tacoma, Washington : a design study for a surplus rail site  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent technological changes in railroads, mergers, major shifts in urban land use patterns, and declining rail passenger travel has resulted in a surplus of urban rail lands. These lands represent a significant resource ...

Rhoads, Jeffrey David

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Fact #554: January 19, 2009 Energy Intensity of Light Rail Transit...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4: January 19, 2009 Energy Intensity of Light Rail Transit Systems Fact 554: January 19, 2009 Energy Intensity of Light Rail Transit Systems According to the 2007 National Transit...

172

Radiation Exposures Associated with Shipments of Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel  

SciTech Connect

Experience has shown that the analyses of marine transport of spent fuel in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were conservative. It is anticipated that for most shipments. The external dose rate for the loaded transportation cask will be more in line with recent shipments. At the radiation levels associated with these shipments, we would not expect any personnel to exceed radiation exposure limits for the public. Package dose rates usually well below the regulatory limits and personnel work practices following ALARA principles are keeping human exposures to minimal levels. However, the potential for Mure shipments with external dose rates closer to the exclusive-use regulatory limit suggests that DOE should continue to provide a means to assure that individual crew members do not receive doses in excess of the public dose limits. As a minimum, the program will monitor cask dose rates and continue to implement administrative procedures that will maintain records of the dose rates associated with each shipment, the vessel used, and the crew list for the vessel. DOE will continue to include a clause in the contract for shipment of the foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel requiring that the Mitigation Action Plan be followed.

MASSEY,CHARLES D.; MESSICK,C.E.; MUSTIN,T.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Three Integrated Projects to Enhance Non-Contact Rail Inspection Technology for  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, compaction, repeat ­ Set ties: target central tie has artificial settlement plates ­ Set rail and e-clips #12

Ervin, Elizabeth K.

174

Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis & Projections Analysis & Projections ‹ See all Coal Reports Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector Release Date: June 16, 2011 | Next Release Date: July 2012 | full report Introduction The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is releasing a series of estimated data based on the confidential, carload waybill sample obtained from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (Carload Waybill Sample). These estimated data represent a continuation of EIA's data and analysis products related to coal rail transportation. These estimated data also address a need expressed by EIA's customers for more detailed coal transportation rate data. Having accurate coal rail transportation rate data is important to understanding the price of electricity for two main reasons. First,

175

Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary September 18th, 1997  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summary September 18th, 1997 Summary September 18th, 1997 Old Items (1) The OCRWM letter to FRA concerning the authority of states, tribes, and carriers was discussed; OCRWM is still awaiting FRA response. (2) Audrey Adamson (UETC) informed participants that the TEC/WG Planning Committee had discussed and approved TEC/WG membership for a representative from the FRA's State Rail Inspection Program. Ms. Adamson mentioned that this representative changes yearly, but that a representative would be included as a full member in the TEC/WG. (3) Evaluation results from the July, 1997 TEC/WG meeting in Albuquerque were briefly discussed, with the high marks given the rail panel by attendees duly noted. Ms. Adamson told the group that another panel addressing rail issues had been requested for the January, 1998

176

Proposed Work Scope for the Rail Topic Group  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Proposed Task Plan for TEC Rail Topic Group Status: Active DOE Leads: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of National Transportation, Jay Jones and Alex Thrower Start Date: September 22, 2005 Purpose: The purpose of the Transportation External Coordinating (TEC) Working Group's Rail Topic Group (RTG) is to provide stakeholder perspectives and feedback to the Office of National Transportation (ONT) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) regarding topics of common interest concerning operating practices, logistical constraints, and other rail- related issues affecting the development and deployment of a safe, secure, and efficient system for transporting spent fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a

177

Development of a guardrail-to-bridge rail transition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for immediate implementation for field evaluation. 51 REFERENCES 1. Bronstad, M. E. , Cal cote, L. R. , Ray, M. H. , Mayer, J. B. , "Guardrail -Bridge Rail Transition Designs, " Report No. FHWA/RD- 86/178, June 1986. 2. Michie, Jarvis. D? "Recommended... for immediate implementation for field evaluation. 51 REFERENCES 1. Bronstad, M. E. , Cal cote, L. R. , Ray, M. H. , Mayer, J. B. , "Guardrail -Bridge Rail Transition Designs, " Report No. FHWA/RD- 86/178, June 1986. 2. Michie, Jarvis. D? "Recommended...

Bligh, Roger P

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

178

USED FUEL RAIL SHOCK AND VIBRATION TESTING OPTIONS ANALYSIS  

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The objective of the rail shock and vibration tests is to complete the framework needed to quantify loads of fuel assembly components that are necessary to guide materials research and establish a technical basis for review organizations such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). A significant body of experimental and numerical modeling data exists to quantify loads and failure limits applicable to normal conditions of transport (NCT) rail transport, but the data are based on assumptions that can only be verified through experimental testing. The test options presented in this report represent possible paths for acquiring the data that are needed to confirm the assumptions of previous work, validate modeling methods that will be needed for evaluating transported fuel on a case-by-case basis, and inform material test campaigns on the anticipated range of fuel loading. The ultimate goal of this testing is to close all of the existing knowledge gaps related to the loading of used fuel under NCT conditions and inform the experiments and analysis program on specific endpoints for their research. The options include tests that would use an actual railcar, surrogate assemblies, and real or simulated rail transportation casks. The railcar carrying the cradle, cask, and surrogate fuel assembly payload would be moved in a train operating over rail track modified or selected to impart shock and vibration forces that occur during normal rail transportation. Computer modeling would be used to help design surrogates that may be needed for a rail cask, a cask’s internal basket, and a transport cradle. The objective of the design of surrogate components would be to provide a test platform that effectively simulates responses to rail shock and vibration loads that would be exhibited by state-of-the-art rail cask, basket, and/or cradle structures. The computer models would also be used to help determine the placement of instrumentation (accelerometers and strain gauges) on the surrogate fuel assemblies, cask and cradle structures, and the railcar so that forces and deflections that would result in the greatest potential for damage to high burnup and long-cooled UNF can be determined. For purposes of this report we consider testing on controlled track when we have control of the track and speed to facilitate modeling.

Ross, Steven B.; Best, Ralph E.; Klymyshyn, Nicholas A.; Jensen, Philip J.; Maheras, Steven J.

2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC/WG TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues  

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TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues Outlined in the WIPP Transportation Safety Planning & Implementation Guide (Version 1.0) Authors' Note: this document was developed for the Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG), a forum supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of exchanging information and views among organizations interested in DOE transportation issues. TEC/WG is not intended to and does not provide "consensus advice or recommendations," nor does it otherwise function as an "advisory committee," as those terms are defined and/or utilized in the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Overview The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Transportation External Coordination Working Group

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Federally Led Accident Investigation Reports | Department of...  

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Federally Led Accident Investigation Reports Federally Led Accident Investigation Reports Includes Pre-March 2011 Type A Reports September 1, 1998 Type A Accident Investigation...

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181

Multibody Models for Vehicle Accident Reconstruction  

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Simplified multibody models can be used to reconstruct accidents involving complex dynamics, particularly, in the first stages of accident investigation, accidents involving motorcycles and pedestrians [1], [2].

Ricardo J. F. Portal; Joăo M. P. Dias

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Development and testing of a low-maintenance, energy-absorbing bridge rail  

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vehicle leaves the flow of traffic and strikes a bridge rail. The second concern is for the safety of the maintenance workers who must repair bridge rail damage following a collision. Third, the increasing cost of maintaining br idge decks and rails... during a more severe collision. Furthermore, the new bridge rail is designed to fit either new or existing standard bridge decks. Following development of the new bridge rail, two full-scale vehicle crash-tests were performed at the TTI Research...

Cain, John Craig

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

183

Accident Investigation Handbook  

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SENSI NOT MEAS UREMENT TIVE D DOE-HDBK-1 1208-2012 July 2012 DOE E HA ANDBOOK K Ac ccide ent and d Op pera ational Sa afety y An naly ysis Volume e I: Ac ccide ent A Analy ysis Tec chniq ques U.S. Depar rtmen nt of En nergy Was shingto on, D.C C. 205 85 DOE-HDBK-1208-2012 INTRODUCTION - HANDBOOK APPLICATION AND SCOPE Accident Investigations (AI) and Operational Safety Reviews (OSR) are valuable for evaluating technical issues, safety management systems and human performance and environmental conditions to prevent accidents, through a process of continuous organizational learning. This Handbook brings together the strengths of the experiences gained in conducting Department of Energy (DOE) accident investigations over the past many years. That experience encourages us

184

Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi regulated environment  

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This paper reports on results obtained from the estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled-time series, cross section of Class I railroads for the period 1974-1986. An analysis is performed of short-run and long-run ...

Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH SPEED RAIL COSTS, BENEFITS, AND FINANCING RAYMOND H. ELLIS  

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Incremental Capital Cost Capital Cost Year of (Billions (Billions Completion Expenditure Section 2010$) 2010 YEAR OF EXPENDITURE CAPITAL DOLLARS CUMULATIVE YEAR OF EXPENDITURE CAPITAL COST INITIAL CONST$) of Section Capital Cost #12;CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL PHASE 1 CAPITAL COSTS SECTION INCREMENTAL CAPITAL

Bustamante, Fabián E.

186

Rail assembly for use in a radioactive environment  

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An improved rail assembly and method of construction thereof is disclosed herein that is particularly adapted for use with a crane trolley in a hot cell environment which is exposed to airborne and liquidborne radioactive contaminants. The rail assembly is generally comprised of a support wall having an elongated, rail-housing recess having a floor, side wall and ceiling. The floor of the recess is defined at least in part by the load-bearing surface of a rail, and is substantially flat, level and crevice-free to facilitate the drainage of liquids out of the recess. The ceiling of the recess overhangs and thereby captures trolley wheels within the recess to prevent them from becoming dislodged from the recess during a seismic disturbance. Finally, the interior of the recess includes a power track having a slot for receiving a sliding electrical connector from the crane trolley. The power track is mounted in an upper corner of the recess with its connector-receiving groove oriented downwardly to facilitate the drainage of liquidborne contaminants and to discourage the collection of airborne contaminants within the track.

Watts, Ralph E. (Harrison, OH)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Under U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted From 20,000  

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Under U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted Under U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted From 20,000 Russian Nuclear Warheads Arrives in United States and Will Be Used for U.S. Electricity Under U.S.-Russia Partnership, Final Shipment of Fuel Converted From 20,000 Russian Nuclear Warheads Arrives in United States and Will Be Used for U.S. Electricity December 10, 2013 - 2:50pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States and Russia are today commemorating the completion of the 1993 U.S.-Russia HEU Purchase Agreement, commonly known as the Megatons to Megawatts Program, with this week's off-loading of the final shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, from Russia. The shipment was the last of the LEU converted from more than 500 metric tons of weapons-origin highly enriched

188

Computerized Accident Incident Reporting System  

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The Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System is a database used to collect and analyze DOE and DOE contractor reports of injuries, illnesses, and other accidents that occur during DOE...

189

Tradeoff between Efficiency and Melting for a High-Performance Electromagnetic Rail Gun  

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We estimate the temperature distribution in the rails of an electromagnetic rail gun (EMG) due to the confinement of the current in a narrow surface layer resulting from the skin effect. In order to obtain analytic results, we assume a simple geometry for the rails, an electromagnetic skin effect boundary edge that propagates with the accelerating armature, and a current carrying channel controlled by magnetic field diffusion into the rails. We compute the temperature distribution in the rails at the time that the armature leaves the rails. For the range of exit velocities, from 1500 m/s to 5000 m/s, we find the highest temperatures are near the gun breech. After a single gun firing, the temperature reaches the melting temperature of the metal rails in a layer of finite thickness near the surface of the rails, for rails made of copper or tantalum. We plot the thickness of the melt layer as a function of position along the rails. In all cases, the thickness of the melt layer increases with gun velocity, making damage to the gun rails more likely at higher velocity. We also calculate the efficiency of the EMG as a function of gun velocity and find that the efficiency increases with increasing velocity, but only if the length of the gun is sufficiently long. The thickness of the melted layer also decreases with increasing rail length. Therefore, there is a tradeoff: for rails of sufficient length, the gun efficiency increases with increasing velocity but the melted layer thickness in the rails also increases.

William C. McCorkle; Thomas B. Bahder

2008-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

190

Alcohol and Motor Accidents  

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... averaged 18 a day and the injuries more than 600. Half the deaths were among pedestrians and a fifth among pedal cyclists, while drivers of motor vehicles and their passengers ... vehicles and their passengers had only a third to a fourth as many accidents as pedestrians. Although the data of the Ministry of Transport indicate that only 1 in 80 ...

1937-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Road Accidents and Research  

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... of speed); later still to lack of care in all road users without exception (pedestrians, cyclists and drivers), that is, the whole community. Before blaming the 'human ... to probe into such other accident causes as the varying number of traffic units including pedestrians brought on to the roads by more hours of sunshine. Two drought years increased ...

MERVYN O'GORMAN

1944-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy to Host Press Call on Radioactive Waste Shipment  

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U.S. Department of Energy to Host Press Call on Radioactive Waste U.S. Department of Energy to Host Press Call on Radioactive Waste Shipment and Disposal U.S. Department of Energy to Host Press Call on Radioactive Waste Shipment and Disposal November 12, 2013 - 10:26am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 LAS VEGAS, NV - On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a press call to discuss Consolidated Edison Uranium Solidification Project (CEUSP) shipment and disposal plans in Nevada. Energy Chief of Staff Kevin Knobloch will host the call and will be joined by issue experts to address any questions. This press call is taking place the day before DOE starts public meetings on this issue in Las Vegas (Nov. 13 at Cashman Center) and Pahrump (Nov. 14 at NV Treasure RV Resort). More details on those meetings can be found

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U.S. and Bahamian Governments to Cooperate on Detecting Illicit Shipments  

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Bahamian Governments to Cooperate on Detecting Illicit Bahamian Governments to Cooperate on Detecting Illicit Shipments of Nuclear Material U.S. and Bahamian Governments to Cooperate on Detecting Illicit Shipments of Nuclear Material January 11, 2005 - 9:46am Addthis Bahamas to Become First Caribbean Country to Use Detection Equipment NASSAU, BAHAMAS -- In an effort to work together in the war on terrorism, the United States and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas recently signed an agreement to install special equipment at one of the Bahamas' busiest seaports to detect hidden shipments of nuclear and other radioactive material, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced today. The Bahamas will be the first country in the Caribbean to deploy this type of detection system. "Helping better protect the world's maritime shipping network from

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Moab Mill Tailings Removal Project Plans to Resume Train Shipments in  

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Plans to Resume Train Shipments Plans to Resume Train Shipments in March; All of the Laid Off Workers Will Return Moab Mill Tailings Removal Project Plans to Resume Train Shipments in March; All of the Laid Off Workers Will Return February 25, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contacts Donald Metzler, donald.metzler@gjem.doe.gov 970-257-2115 Jeff Biagini, jeff.biagini@gjemrac.doe.gov 970-257-2117 Wendee Ryan, wryan@gjemtac.doe.gov 970-257-2145 Grand Junction, CO - All 27 employees of the Remedial Action Contractor (RAC) to the U.S. Department of Energy will return to work on the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project on March 4, following a 3-month planned furlough. Project shipping and disposal operations have been shut down, as planned, since late November 2012, but are scheduled to resume

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Electrical shock accident investigation  

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This report documents results of the accident investigation of an electrical shock received by two subcontractor employees on May 13, 1994, at the Pinellas Plant. The direct cause of the electrical shock was worker contact with a cut ``hot`` wire and a grounded panelboard (PPA) enclosure. Workers presumed that all wires in the enclosure were dead at the time of the accident and did not perform thorough Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO). Three contributing causes were identified. First, lack of guidance in the drawing for the modification performed in 1987 allowed the PPA panel to be used as a junction box. The second contributing cause is that Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) procedures do not address multiple electrical sources in an enclosure. Finally, the workers did not consider the possibility of multiple electrical sources. The root cause of the electrical shock was the inadequacy of administrative controls, including construction requirement and LO/TO requirements, and subcontractor awareness regarding multiple electrical sources. Recommendations to prevent further reoccurrence of this type of accident include revision of ES&H Standard 2.00, Electrical Safety Program Manual, to document requirements for multiple electrical sources in a single enclosure to specify a thorough visual inspection as part of the voltage check process. In addition, the formality of LO/TO awareness training for subcontractor electricians should be increased.

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1994-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes  

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1.3 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2006; 1.3 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes Column: Energy Sources and Shipments; Unit: Trillion Btu. Shipments Economic Net Residual Distillate LPG and Coke and of Energy Sources Characteristic(a) Total(b) Electricity(c) Fuel Oil Fuel Oil(d) Natural Gas(e) NGL(f) Coal Breeze Other(g) Produced Onsite(h) Total United States Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 1,166 367 23 48 540 15 41 3 140 12 20-49 1,209 333 20 26 550 8 104 5 182 20 50-99 1,507 349 51 19 575 98 190 9 256 40 100-249 2,651 607 53 20 1,091 23 310 53 566 73 250-499 2,362 413 52 13 754 158 247 9 732 16 500 and Over

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Savannah River Site offsite hazardous waste shipment data validation report. Revision 1  

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The objective of this data validation is to verify that waste shipments reported in response to the US Department of Energy Headquarters data request are properly categorized according to DOE-HQ definitions. This report documents all findings and actions resulting from the independent review of the Savannah River Site data submittal, and provides a summary of the SRS data submittal and data validation strategy. The overall hazardous waste management and offsite release process from 1987--1991 is documented, along with an identification and description of the hazardous waste generation facilities. SRS did not ship any hazardous waste offsite before 1987. Sampling and analysis and surface surveying procedures and techniques used in determining offsite releasability of the shipments are also described in this report. SRS reported 150 manifested waste shipments from 1984 to 1991 that included 4,755 drums or lab packs and 13 tankers. Of these waste items, this report categorizes 4,251 as clean (including 12 tankers), 326 as likely clean, 138 as likely radioactive, and 55 as radioactive (including one tanker). Although outside the original scope of this report, 14 manifests from 1992 and 1993 are included, covering 393 drums or lab packs and seven tankers. From the 1992--1993 shipments, 58 drums or lab packs are categorized as radioactive and 16 drums are categorized as likely radioactive. The remainder are categorized as clean.

Casey, C.; Kudera, D.E.; Page, L.A.; Rohe, M.J.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Routing of radioactive shipments in networks with time-varying costs and curfews  

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This research examines routing of radioactive shipments in highway networks with time-dependent travel times and population densities. A time-dependent least-cost path (TDLCP) algorithm that uses a label-correcting approach is adapted to include curfews and waiting at nodes. A method is developed to estimate time-dependent population densities, which are required to estimate risk associated with the use of a particular highway link at a particular time. The TDLCP algorithm is implemented for example networks and used to examine policy questions related to radioactive shipments. It is observed that when only Interstate highway facilities are used to transport these materials, a shipment must go through many cities and has difficulty avoiding all of them during their rush hour periods. Decreases in risk, increased departure time flexibility, and modest increases in travel times are observed when primary and/or secondary roads are included in the network. Based on the results of the example implementation, the suitability of the TDLCP algorithm for strategic nuclear material and general radioactive material shipments is demonstrated.

Bowler, L.A.; Mahmassani, H.S. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Valuing Rail Transit: Comparing Capital and Operating Costs to Consumer Benefits  

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sources, and capital expenditures by mode and transit agencyat the detailed capital expenditures of 19 light rail and 17of 2009-adjusted capital expenditure data from the NTD.

Guerra, Erick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Promoting technological investment in the Australian rail freight sector: evaluating the feasibility of accelerated depreciation.  

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??Although regulation for emissions, pollution, etc., is becoming stricter, the Australian rail freight industry is still locked in to using large numbers of existing rolling… (more)

Koowattanatianchai, Nattawoot

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident  

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...often repeated belief of the opponents of nuclear power that the risks, whatever they are, outweigh the need for and the known value of nuclear energy in developing electric power in the world. We are some 44 years away from the first development of nuclear energy, and yet the authors of this editorial... To the Editor: Cassel and Leaning began their editorial (July 27 issue)1 with a review of the report on the Chernobyl nuclear accident by Baranov et al.2 in the same issue, but they very quickly shifted to a barrage of warning shots across the bow of the ...

1990-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration  

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induction technique, exploits electromagnetic phenomena. Basically, the rail becomes part of a circuit, where an ampere generator

Coccia, Stefano

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous flow multi-stage microfluidic reactors via hydrodynamic microparticle railing{  

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Continuous flow multi-stage microfluidic reactors via hydrodynamic microparticle railing{ Ryan D-at-a-time). Microfluidic processors that enable multi-stage fluidic reactions with suspended microparticles (e-on-a-chip technologies. Here we present a single-layer microfluidic reactor that utilizes a microfluidic railing

Lin, Liwei

204

Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie Rail Seat  

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Rail Seat TRB 11-3395 Submitted for publication in the proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 61704 2 Railroad Engineering Program Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University deterioration (RSD) is degradation underneath the rail on a concrete tie. This deterioration leads to track

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

205

Model Based Torque Control and Estimation for Common Rail Diesel Engine  

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A rapid control prototyping based on torque control algorithm using V-cycle mode for common rail diesel engine was developed, and a torque prediction model was present which including a feed-forward mean value engine model and a feedback correction of ... Keywords: common rail diesel engine, control strategies, torque control, torque estimation

Wang Hongrong; Wang Yongfu; Liu Zhi

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Information Form Project Title Integrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in Los Angeles  

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Project Information Form Project Title Integrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in Los or organization) Volvo Research and Educational Foundation- $79,604.00 Total Project Cost $79,604.00 Agency ID of Research Project This project will develop models to optimize the balance of freight demand across rail

California at Davis, University of

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THE SELECTION PROCEDURE OF DIAGNOSTIC INDICATOR OF SUSPENSION FAULT MODES FOR THE RAIL VEHICLES MONITORING  

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with the procedure of diagnostic parameters selection. 2 DAMAGE DETECTION METHOD FOR MONITORING SYSTEM Rail vehicle, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland rme@wt.pw.edu.pl ABSTRACT The monitoring system of a rail vehicle monitoring and its damage detection, the monitoring system has been developed within the framework of `MONIT

Boyer, Edmond

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1 Copyright 2014 by ASME Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference  

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, Colorado Springs, CO, USA JRC2014-3787 ANALYSIS OF TRENDS IN COMMUTER RAIL ENERGY EFFICIENCY Giovanni C. DiDomenico University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois, USA C. Tyler Dick, P.E. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois, USA ABSTRACT Commuter rail systems are widely regarded as an effective

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Photoinduced electron transfer from rail to rung within a self-assembled oligomeric porphyrin ladderw  

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from an oligomer (rail) to the center of a terminal tetrazine (rung), with the remaining hole being-pyridyl-1,2,4,5-tetrazine, DPT). The studies employed absorption, fluorescence, transient absorption-linked porphyrin trimers (rails) and tetrazine species (rungs) are the electron donors and acceptors, respectively

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Photoinduced electron transfer from rail to rung within a self-assembled oligomeric porphyrin ladder  

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Photoinduced electron transfer in a self-assembled supramolecular ladder structure comprising oligomeric porphyrin rails and ligated dipyridyltetrazine rungs was characterized by transient absorption spectroscopy and transient direct current photoconductivity to be mainly from an oligomer (rail) to the center of a terminal tetrazine (rung), with the remaining hole being delocalized on the oligomer and subsequent charge recombination in 0.19 ns.

She, Chunxing; Lee, Suk Joong; McGarrah, James E.; Vura-Weis, Josh; Wasielewski, Michael; Chen, Hanning; Schatz, George C.; Ratner, Mark A.; Hupp, Joseph T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments  

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Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Testing and Analysis Overview Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments MAX NSTF SNAKE Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Nuclear Reactor Severe Accident Experiments 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 We perform experiments simulating reactor core melt phenomena in which molten core debris ("corium") erodes the concrete floor of a containment building. This occurred during the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident though the extent of concrete damage is yet unknown. This video shows the top view of a churning molten pool of uranium oxide at 2000°C (3600°F) seen during an experiment at Argonne. Corium behaves much like lava.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPENING RADIONUCLIDE SHIPMENTS All packages containing radioactive material are physically received at the Department of Environmental  

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are monitored and contamination of the package exterior is assessed. The radioactive stock vialINSTRUCTIONS FOR OPENING RADIONUCLIDE SHIPMENTS All packages containing radioactive material radionuclide packages. GENERAL PROCEDURES 1. Radioactive packages must be opened and inspected as soon

Firestone, Jeremy

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FORM EIA-63B ANNUAL PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL/MODULE SHIPMENTS REPORT  

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CELL/MODULE SHIPMENTS REPORT For Reporting Year ( ) OMB No. 1905-0129 Approval Expires: 12/31/2016 Burden: 5 hours GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS I. Purpose Form EIA-63B is designed to provide the data necessary for the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to carry out its responsibilities tracking photovoltaic cell/module shipments in the photovoltaic industry and reporting information concerning the size and status of the industry. The data collected will be published a nnu a lly in the S o la r Phot o vo lt ai c C el l/ Mo du le Sh ip m ent s R epor t a nd be available through EIA's Internet site at http://www.eia.gov/renewable/annual/solar_photo/. II. Who Should Respond to This Survey

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ELUCIDATING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ONSITE AND OFFSITE SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS  

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Federal regulations stipulate how radioactive materials are transported within the United States. However, the Department of Energy, under Department of Energy Order, has the authority to operate, within the boundaries of their physical site, to other stipulations. In many cases the DOE sites have internal reviews for onsite transfers that rival reviews performed by the regulatory authorities for offsite shipments. Most of the differences are in the level or type of packaging that is required, but in some cases it may be in the amount and type of material that is allowed to be transferred. This paper will describe and discuss those differences and it will discuss ways to effectively align the onsite rules for transferring materials with those for offsite shipment.

Loftin, B.; Watkins, R.

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NR-SRS TRU Waste Shipments Milestone June 4 2013.docx  

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June 4, 2013 June 4, 2013 Bill Taylor, DOE-SR, (803) 952-8564 bill.taylor@srs.gov DT Townsend, SRNS, (803) 952-7566 Dt-lawrence.townsend@srs.gov Savannah River Site Exceeds Waste Shipment Goals AIKEN, S.C. - During the month of April, the Savannah River Site met two new milestone records towards analyzing, preparing, packaging and shipping radioactive transuranic (TRU) waste bound for a

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Effects of shipment on diffusive dosimetry recovery efficiency for pentane, hexane and heptane  

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Sciences College of Pharmacy Chairman of' Advisory Committee: Mr. Charles L. Gilmore The effects of' shipment on recovery was investigated for three aliphatic hydrocarbons adsorbed on the 3M Company's $3500 Organic Vapor Monitor and the Scientific Kit... of the contaminant compound of interest and the adsorptive properties of the adsorbing (3-6) medium, activated charcoal, for collection. The diffusive dosimeter is easy to use and can be placed on the worker by the first line supervisor each day at the beginning...

Read, Ronald Bruce

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

217

Accident Research Helps Save Lives of Loggers Research Brief # 33  

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of the fatal accidents and many other accidents. Training, defined work procedures, lockout / tagout programs

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes;  

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2 Consumption Ratios of Fuel, 2006; 2 Consumption Ratios of Fuel, 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes; Column: Energy-Consumption Ratios; Unit: Varies. Consumption Consumption per Dollar Consumption per Dollar of Value Economic per Employee of Value Added of Shipments Characteristic(a) (million Btu) (thousand Btu) (thousand Btu) Total United States Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 330.6 3.6 2.0 20-49 550.0 4.5 2.2 50-99 830.1 5.9 2.7 100-249 1,130.0 6.7 3.1 250-499 1,961.4 7.6 3.6 500 and Over 3,861.9 9.0 3.6 Total 1,278.4 6.9 3.1 Employment Size Under 50 562.6 4.7 2.4 50-99 673.1 5.1 2.4 100-249 1,072.8 6.5 3.0 250-499 1,564.3 7.7 3.6 500-999 2,328.9

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Accident Tolerant Fuel Analysis  

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Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management by improving economics and reliability, and sustaining safety, of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced “RISMC toolkit” that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. In order to carry out the R&D needed for the Pathway, the Idaho National Laboratory is performing a series of case studies that will explore methods- and tools-development issues, in addition to being of current interest in their own right. One such study is a comparative analysis of safety margins of plants using different fuel cladding types: specifically, a comparison between current-technology Zircaloy cladding and a notional “accident-tolerant” (e.g., SiC-based) cladding. The present report begins the process of applying capabilities that are still under development to the problem of assessing new fuel designs. The approach and lessons learned from this case study will be included in future Technical Basis Guides produced by the RISMC Pathway. These guides will be the mechanism for developing the specifications for RISMC tools and for defining how plant decision makers should propose and evaluate margin recovery strategies.

Curtis Smith; Heather Chichester; Jesse Johns; Melissa Teague; Michael Tonks; Robert Youngblood

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACCIDENT TOLERANT FUEL ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

Safety is central to the design, licensing, operation, and economics of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Consequently, the ability to better characterize and quantify safety margin holds the key to improved decision making about light water reactor design, operation, and plant life extension. A systematic approach to characterization of safety margins and the subsequent margins management options represents a vital input to the licensee and regulatory analysis and decision making that will be involved. The purpose of the Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) Pathway research and development (R&D) is to support plant decisions for risk-informed margins management by improving economics and reliability, and sustaining safety, of current NPPs. Goals of the RISMC Pathway are twofold: (1) Develop and demonstrate a risk-assessment method coupled to safety margin quantification that can be used by NPP decision makers as part of their margin recovery strategies. (2) Create an advanced “RISMC toolkit” that enables more accurate representation of NPP safety margin. In order to carry out the R&D needed for the Pathway, the Idaho National Laboratory is performing a series of case studies that will explore methods- and tools-development issues, in addition to being of current interest in their own right. One such study is a comparative analysis of safety margins of plants using different fuel cladding types: specifically, a comparison between current-technology Zircaloy cladding and a notional “accident-tolerant” (e.g., SiC-based) cladding. The present report begins the process of applying capabilities that are still under development to the problem of assessing new fuel designs. The approach and lessons learned from this case study will be included in future Technical Basis Guides produced by the RISMC Pathway. These guides will be the mechanism for developing the specifications for RISMC tools and for defining how plant decision makers should propose and evaluate margin recovery strategies.

Smith, Curtis [Idaho National Laboratory; Chichester, Heather [Idaho National Laboratory; Johns, Jesse [Texas A& M University; Teague, Melissa [Idaho National Laboratory; Tonks, Michael Idaho National Laboratory; Youngblood, Robert [Idaho National Laboratory

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Topic Group Meeting Summary Wednesday January 20, 1999  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wednesday January 20, 1999 Wednesday January 20, 1999 Winter 1999 Meeting · Radisson-Riverwalk Hotel · Jacksonville Meeting Participants/Affiliations: John Allen/TRB Hazmat Committee Mike Butler/UETC Sandy Covi/Union Pacific Railroad Herman Cunningham/Wisconsin Central Ltd. Railroad Ray English/U.S. DOE, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Robert Fronczak/American Association of Railroads Daren Gilbert/FRA State Rail Safety Program Managers Thomas Lange/State of Missouri, DNR John Lay/U.S. DOT, FRA Swenam Lee/U.S. DOE, FETC William Lemeshewsky/U.S. DOE, OCRWM Brady Lester/U.S. DOE/ORNL Bob Rader/U.S. DOT, FRA Carlisle Smith/Ohio Public Utilities Commission Ralph Smith/U.S. DOE, Carlsbad Area Office David Snyder/U.S. DOT, FRA Uldis Vanags/NE HLRW Task Force James Williams/Planning

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Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A steering system for use with a multiple vehicle train permits tracking without rails of one vehicle after another. This system is particularly useful for moving conveyor systems into and out of curved paths of room and pillar underground mine installations. The steering system features an elongated steering bar pivotally connected to each of adjacent vehicles at end portions of the bar permitting angular orientation of each vehicle in respect to the steering bar and other vehicles. Each end portion of the steering bar is linked to the near pair of vehicle wheels through wheel yoke pivot arms about king pin type pivots. Movement of the steering bar about its pivotal connection provides proportional turning of the wheels to effect steering and tracking of one vehicle following another in both forward and reverse directions.

Voight, Edward T. (Worthington, OH)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RH-TRU Waste Shipments from Battelle Columbus Laboratories to the Hanford Nuclear Facility for Interim Storage  

SciTech Connect

Battelle Columbus Laboratories (BCL), located in Columbus, Ohio, must complete decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) activities for nuclear research buildings and grounds by 2006, as directed by Congress. Most of the resulting waste (approximately 27 cubic meters [m3]) is remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste destined for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The BCL, under a contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Ohio Field Office, has initiated a plan to ship the TRU waste to the DOE Hanford Nuclear Facility (Hanford) for interim storage pending the authorization of WIPP for the permanent disposal of RH-TRU waste. The first of the BCL RH-TRU waste shipments was successfully completed on December 18, 2002. This BCL shipment of one fully loaded 10-160B Cask was the first shipment of RH-TRU waste in several years. Its successful completion required a complex effort entailing coordination between different contractors and federal agencies to establish necessary supporting agreements. This paper discusses the agreements and funding mechanisms used in support of the BCL shipments of TRU waste to Hanford for interim storage. In addition, this paper presents a summary of the efforts completed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the 10-160B Cask system. Lessons learned during this process are discussed and may be applicable to other TRU waste site shipment plans.

Eide, J.; Baillieul, T. A.; Biedscheid, J.; Forrester, T,; McMillan, B.; Shrader, T.; Richterich, L.

2003-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Agency/Company /Organization: International Union of Railways Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Baseline projection, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Technical report Website: www.uic.org/etf/publication/publication-detail.php?code_pub=515 Cost: Free Language: English Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Screenshot References: UIOR[1] "Transport brings enormous benefits to society through access and mobility, but it also has many external costs, including its contribution to climate change. Transport has a key role to play within solutions to climate change

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DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail August 5, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis Department Approves Project Baseline and Obtains Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nod WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reaffirmed its prior decision to relocate mill tailings predominantly by rail from the former uranium-ore processing site near Moab, Utah, 30 miles north to Crescent Junction, Utah. As determined previously, oversized material that is not practical to be sized to fit into the containers will be transported by truck. "After evaluating the alternatives for safely transporting the mill tailings from Moab and considering input received from citizens in the Moab community and surrounding areas, DOE has decided to ship the tailings using

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Cost-effectiveness of freeway median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facility conversion to rail guideway transit  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many freeways in the United States contain median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities. These facilities have been envisioned by some as reserved space for future rail guideway transit. This thesis examines the cost-effectiveness of converting a...

Best, Matthew Evans

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

227

Rails-to-trails Conversions in Oklahoma: Politics, Practices and Future.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study was designed to review the historical issues associated with the State of Oklahoma and the development of a long distance rail-to-trail conversion during… (more)

Cowan, Jerel Lee

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - area southern rail Sample Search Results  

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Screening Simulation Modeling and Analysis R ail is one of the major modes of freight... energy prices sky rocket, like in the summer of 2008. Freight rail companies carry many...

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The Effect of Light Rail Transit on Employment: A Case Study of Dallas, Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the area. This can help attract more jobs into the central city, while potentially increasing the employment opportunities for low income residents. This study aims to investigate whether proximity to light rail transit influence total employment...

Mendez, Joel

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - RailTG_August 31_call_minutes.rtf  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

states' responses from the tracking portion of the Security survey. Sarah hopes to send a document to the Rail Topic Group members to review before TEC. In addition, there will...

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A SUBSPACE METHOD FOR DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF RAIL Zineb Mehel-Saidi1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A SUBSPACE METHOD FOR DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF RAIL DEFECTS Zineb Mehel-Saidi1 , G CRAN-ESSTIN, Rue Jean Lamour, 54519 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy Cedex, France email: {zineb.mehel-saidi

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail August 5, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis Department Approves Project Baseline and Obtains Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nod WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reaffirmed its prior decision to relocate mill tailings predominantly by rail from the former uranium-ore processing site near Moab, Utah, 30 miles north to Crescent Junction, Utah. As determined previously, oversized material that is not practical to be sized to fit into the containers will be transported by truck. "After evaluating the alternatives for safely transporting the mill tailings from Moab and considering input received from citizens in the Moab community and surrounding areas, DOE has decided to ship the tailings using

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Offshore blow-out accidents : an analysis of causes of vulnerability exposing technological systems to accidents.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis is about understanding causes of vulnerabilities leading to specific type of accidents on offshore oil and gas installations. Blow-out accidents have disastrous potential… (more)

Sćtren, Thomas G.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A CANDU Severe Accident Analysis  

SciTech Connect

As interest in severe accident studies has increased in the last years, we have developed a set of simple models to analyze severe accidents for CANDU reactors that should be integrated in the EU codes. The CANDU600 reactor uses natural uranium fuel and heavy water (D2O) as both moderator and coolant, with the moderator and coolant in separate systems. We chose to analyze accident development for a LOCA with simultaneous loss of moderator cooling and the loss of emergency core cooling system (ECCS). This type of accident is likely to modify the reactor geometry and will lead to a severe accident development. When the coolant temperatures inside a pressure tube reaches 10000 deg C, a contact between pressure tube and calandria tube occurs and the residual heat is transferred to the moderator. Due to the lack of cooling, the moderator eventually begins to boil and is expelled, through the calandria vessel relief ducts, into the containment. Therefore the calandria tubes (fuel channels) will be uncovered, then will disintegrate and fall down to the calandria vessel bottom. After all the quantity of moderator is vaporized and expelled, the debris will heat up and eventually boil. The heat accumulated in the molten debris will be transferred through the calandria vessel wall to the shield tank water, which normally surrounds the calandria vessel. The phenomena described above are modelled, analyzed and compared with the existing data. The results are encouraging. (authors)

Negut, Gheorghe; Catana, Alexandru [Institute for Nuclear Research, 1, Compului Str., Mioveni, PO Box 78, 0300 Pitesti (Romania); Prisecaru, Ilie [University Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the October 8,...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Type B Accident Investigation on the February 17, 2004, Personal Injury Accident, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven...

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Type B Accident Investigation on the February 17, 2004, Personal...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

on the February 17, 2004, Personal Injury Accident, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation on the February 17, 2004, Personal Injury Accident, Bettis Atomic...

237

Contracting Rail Freight Services for Country Elevators in the Texas Panhandle.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

rooe ZTA245.7 B873 r\\O. 1473 -.-_ LIBRARY B-1473 JUDe 1984 JUL 27 1984 Co Rail Freight Services for Country Elevators in the Texas Panhandle The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Neville P. Clarke, Director, The Texas A&M University... ............................................................... 14 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ........................................................... 14 CONTRACTING RAIL FREIGHT-SERVICES FOR COUNTRY ELEVATORS IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE Stephen Fuller Department of Agricultural Economics Texas Agricultural Experiment...

Fuller, Stephen

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROBABILISTIC SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF OPERATIONAL ACCIDENTS AT THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a probabilistic safety assessment of radioactive doses as consequences from accident scenarios to complement the deterministic assessment presented in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Safety Analysis Report (SAR). The International Council of Radiation Protection (ICRP) recommends both assessments be conducted to ensure that ''an adequate level of safety has been achieved and that no major contributors to risk are overlooked'' (ICRP 1993). To that end, the probabilistic assessment for the WIPP accident scenarios addresses the wide range of assumptions, e.g. the range of values representing the radioactive source of an accident, that could possibly have been overlooked by the SAR. Routine releases of radionuclides from the WIPP repository to the environment during the waste emplacement operations are expected to be essentially zero. In contrast, potential accidental releases from postulated accident scenarios during waste handling and emplacement could be substantial, which necessitates the need for radiological air monitoring and confinement barriers (DOE 1999). The WIPP Safety Analysis Report (SAR) calculated doses from accidental releases to the on-site (at 100 m from the source) and off-site (at the Exclusive Use Boundary and Site Boundary) public by a deterministic approach. This approach, as demonstrated in the SAR, uses single-point values of key parameters to assess the 50-year, whole-body committed effective dose equivalent (CEDE). The basic assumptions used in the SAR to formulate the CEDE are retained for this report's probabilistic assessment. However, for the probabilistic assessment, single-point parameter values were replaced with probability density functions (PDF) and were sampled over an expected range. Monte Carlo simulations were run, in which 10,000 iterations were performed by randomly selecting one value for each parameter and calculating the dose. Statistical information was then derived from the 10,000 iteration batch, which included 5%, 50%, and 95% dose likelihood, and the sensitivity of each assumption to the calculated doses. As one would intuitively expect, the doses from the probabilistic assessment for most scenarios were found to be much less than the deterministic assessment. The lower dose of the probabilistic assessment can be attributed to a ''smearing'' of values from the high and low end of the PDF spectrum of the various input parameters. The analysis also found a potential weakness in the deterministic analysis used in the SAR, a detail on drum loading was not taken into consideration. Waste emplacement operations thus far have handled drums from each shipment as a single unit, i.e. drums from each shipment are kept together. Shipments typically come from a single waste stream, and therefore the curie loading of each drum can be considered nearly identical to that of its neighbor. Calculations show that if there are large numbers of drums used in the accident scenario assessment, e.g. 28 drums in the waste hoist failure scenario (CH5), then the probabilistic dose assessment calculations will diverge from the deterministically determined doses. As it is currently calculated, the deterministic dose assessment assumes one drum loaded to the maximum allowable (80 PE-Ci), and the remaining are 10% of the maximum. The effective average of drum curie content is therefore less in the deterministic assessment than the probabilistic assessment for a large number of drums. EEG recommends that the WIPP SAR calculations be revisited and updated to include a probabilistic safety assessment.

Rucker, D.F.

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Level: National Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1.4 Number of Establishments by First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2010; 1.4 Number of Establishments by First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2010; Level: National Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments; Unit: Establishment Counts. Any Shipments NAICS Energy Net Residual Distillate LPG and Coke and of Energy Sources Code(a) Subsector and Industry Source(b) Electricity(c) Fuel Oil Fuel Oil(d) Natural Gas(e) NGL(f) Coal Breeze Other(g) Produced Onsite(h) Total United States 311 Food 13,269 13,265 151 2,494 10,376 4,061 64 7 1,668 W 3112 Grain and Oilseed Milling 602 602 9 201 490 286 30 0 165 W 311221 Wet Corn Milling 59 59 W 26 50 36 15 0 29 0 31131 Sugar Manufacturing 73 73 3 36 67 13 11 7 15 0 3114 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Foods 987 987

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes;  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

6 Electricity: Sales to Utility and Nonutility Purchasers, 2006; 6 Electricity: Sales to Utility and Nonutility Purchasers, 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes; Column: Utility and Nonutility Purchasers; Unit: Million Kilowatthours. Total of Economic Sales and Utility Nonutility Characteristic(a) Transfers Offsite Purchaser(b) Purchaser(c) Total United States Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 28 28 0 20-49 307 227 80 50-99 2,218 1,673 545 100-249 2,647 1,437 1,210 250-499 3,736 2,271 1,464 500 and Over 10,814 5,665 5,149 Total 19,750 11,301 8,449 Employment Size Under 50 516 230 287 50-99 1,193 1,180 13 100-249 3,825 3,231 594 250-499 3,796 2,675 1,120 500-999 4,311 1,921 2,390

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes;  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

4 Electricity: Components of Onsite Generation, 2006; 4 Electricity: Components of Onsite Generation, 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes; Column: Onsite-Generation Components; Unit: Million Kilowatthours. Renewable Energy (excluding Wood Economic Total Onsite and Characteristic(a) Generation Cogeneration(b) Other Biomass)(c) Other(d) Total United States Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 1,447 450 Q Q 20-49 5,220 5,106 29 Q 50-99 3,784 3,579 29 Q 100-249 17,821 17,115 484 222 250-499 28,464 27,202 334 927 500 and Over 86,249 85,028 106 1,114 Total 142,986 138,480 1,030 3,476 Employment Size Under 50 2,193 1,177 Q Q 50-99 6,617 6,438 13 166 100-249 12,403 12,039 266 98 250-499

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2.3 Nonfuel (Feedstock) Use of Combustible Energy, 2006; 2.3 Nonfuel (Feedstock) Use of Combustible Energy, 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes Column: Energy Sources Unit: Trillion Btu Economic Residual Distillate LPG and Coke and Characteristic(a) Total Fuel Oil Fuel Oil(b) Natural Gas(c) NGL(d) Coal Breeze Other(e) Total United States Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 47 0 3 5 Q 20 1 17 20-49 112 7 Q 20 1 12 1 64 50-99 247 29 Q 26 88 33 * 68 100-249 313 28 1 97 12 48 43 85 250-499 297 * * 121 154 3 5 13 500 and Over 2,547 * * 130 2,043 301 6 66 Not Ascertained (f) 3,399 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,399 Total 6,962 64 17 398 2,299 417 56 3,711 Employment Size Under 50 161 4 Q 48 15 19 0 64 50-99 390 41 1 97 145 27 1 77 100-249

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Level: National Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

1.4 Number of Establishments by First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2006; 1.4 Number of Establishments by First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2006; Level: National Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments Unit: Establishment Counts. Any Shipments NAICS Energy Net Residual Distillate LPG and Coke and of Energy Sources Code(a) Subsector and Industry Source(b) Electricity(c) Fuel Oil Fuel Oil(d) Natural Gas(e) NGL(f) Coal Breeze Other(g) Produced Onsite(h) Total United States 311 Food 14,128 14,113 326 1,475 11,399 2,947 67 15 1,210 W 3112 Grain and Oilseed Milling 580 580 15 183 449 269 35 0 148 W 311221 Wet Corn Milling 47 47 W 17 44 19 18 0 18 0 31131 Sugar Manufacturing 78 78 11 45 61 35 26 15 45 0 3114 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food 1,125

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes;  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

3.3 Fuel Consumption, 2006; 3.3 Fuel Consumption, 2006; Level: National and Regional Data; Row: Values of Shipments and Employment Sizes; Column: Energy Sources; Unit: Trillion Btu. Economic Net Residual Distillate LPG and Coke and Characteristic(a) Total Electricity(b) Fuel Oil Fuel Oil(c) Natural Gas(d) NGL(e) Coal Breeze Other(f) Total United States Value of Shipments and Receipts (million dollars) Under 20 1,139 367 23 45 535 14 21 3 131 20-49 1,122 333 13 19 530 8 93 5 122 50-99 1,309 349 22 17 549 10 157 8 197 100-249 2,443 607 25 19 994 11 263 10 512 250-499 2,092 413 53 13 633 4 244 3 730 500 and Over 7,551 781 115 17 2,271 31 240 344 3,752 Total 15,657 2,851 251 129 5,512 79 1,016 374 5,445 Employment Size Under 50 1,103 334 10 45 550 10

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Present experience of NRI REZ with preparation of spent nuclear fuel shipment to Russian Federation  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc (NRI) jointed the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) programme under the US-Russian Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) initiative and started the preparation of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) shipment from the LVR-15 research reactor back to the Russian Federation (RF). The transport of 16 SKODA VPVR/M casks with EK-10, IRT-2M 80 %, and IRT-2M 36% fuel types is planned for the autumn of 2007. The paper describes the experience gained so far during the preparatory works for the SNF shipment (facility equipment modification, cask licenses) and the actual preparation of the SNF for transport, in particular its checking, repacking in a hot cell, loading into the VPVR/M casks, drying, manipulation, completion of the transport documentation, etc., including its transport to the SNF storage facility at the NRI before it is shipped to the RF. The paper also briefly describes a regulatory framework for these activities with a focus on legislative and methodological aspects of the return of vitrified waste back to the Czech Republic. (author)

Svitak, F.; Broz, V.; Hrehor, M.; Marek, M.; Novosad, P.; Podlaha, J.; Rychecky, J. [Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc, Husinec 130, CZ-25068 (Czech Republic)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN AND SURROUNDING THE CALIENTE RAIL CORRIDOR, NEVADA  

SciTech Connect

The purpose for agency action is to preclude surface entry and the location of new mining claims, subject to valid existing rights, within and surrounding the Caliente rail corridor as described in the Yucca Mountain FEIS (DOE 2002). This protective measure is needed to enhance the safe, efficient, and uninterrupted evaluation of land areas for potential rail alignments within the Caliente rail corridor. The evaluation will assist the DOE in determining, through the Rail Alignment environmental impact statement (EIS) process, whether to construct a branch rail line, and to provide support to the BLM in deciding whether or not to reserve a ROW for the rail line under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). The BLM participated as a cooperating agency in preparing this EA because it is the responsible land manager and BLM staff could contribute resource specific expertise.

DOE

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Analysis of accidents during flashing operations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

occurred at intersections under flashing operation compared to those operating in the normal mode. A statistical analysis was conducted to determine the safety of flashing signal operation. No significant increases in accidents or accident severity were...

Obermeyer, Michael Edward

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

248

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response...

249

Coordinating production and shipment decisions in a two-stage supply chain with time-sensitive demand  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper investigates a supply chain system consisting of one manufacturer who receives an order from a single retailer and then coordinates a production and shipment schedule to fulfill the retailer's order as quickly and cost effectively as possible. ... Keywords: Direct shipping, Inventory control, Supply chain responsiveness

Emmett J. Lodree, Jr.; Christopher D. Geiger; Kandace N. Ballard

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIA Energy Efficiency-Table 3a. Value of Shipments by Selected Industries,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

a a Page Last Modified: May 2010 Table 3a. Value of Shipments 1 by Selected Industries, 1998, 2002, and 2006 (Current Billion Dollars) MECS Survey Years NAICS Subsector and Industry 1998 2002 2006 311 Food Manufacturing 428 457 538 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 102 104 125 313 Textile Mills 57 45 39 314 Textile Product Mills 31 32 33 315 Apparel Manufacturing 65 45 30 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 10 7 6 321 Wood Product Manufacturing 91 88 112 322 Paper Manufacturing 155 153 170 323 Printing and Related Support Activities 100 96 100 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 138 216 549 325 Chemical Manufacturing 417 454 658 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 164 173 211

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EIA Energy Efficiency-Table 4a. Value of Shipments by Selected Industries,  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Table 4a Table 4a Page Last Modified: May 2010 Table 4a. Value of Shipments1 by Selected Industries, 1998, 2002, and 2006 (Billion 2000 Dollars ) MECS Survey Years NAICS Subsector and Industry 1998 2002 2006 311 Food Manufacturing 430 448 472 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 121 96 109 313 Textile Mills 56 47 37 314 Textile Product Mills 31 32 30 315 Apparel Manufacturing 65 45 30 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 10 6 6 321 Wood Product Manufacturing 92 89 100 322 Paper Manufacturing 168 156 153 323 Printing and Related Support Activities 103 93 92 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 227 242 265 325 Chemical Manufacturing 440 452 509 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 168 171 175

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The maritime shipment of LNG to Europe: dynamics in markets, ships and terminal projects  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The aim of this paper is to explore how the maritime shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe has developed over the last decade, given the growing usage of natural gas and increasing seaborne trade volume of LNG over the world. This paper presents the current situation of the LNG trade flows in Europe and also investigates the dynamics of the LNG shipping market, fleet development and import terminal projects in Europe, which are all indispensable to transport LNG to the European market. It is found that Europe increases LNG imports largely in recent years in order to secure its gas supply for seasonal fluctuations. Responding to such rising import volume, many new facilities are being built and planned in the region, including the ordering of new ships and the construction of new regasification terminals.

Siyuan Wang; Theo Notteboom

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Report - FY 2001, Radioactive Waste Shipments To and From the Nevada Test Site, February 2002  

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In February 1997, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office (NNSA/NV) issued the Mitigation Action Plan which addressed potential impacts described in the ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada'' (DOE/EIS 0243). NNSA/NV committed to several actions, including the preparation of an annual report, which summarizes waste shipments to and from the Nevada Test Site (NTS) Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) at Area 3 and Area 5. This document satisfies requirements with regard to low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and mixed low-level radioactive waste (MLLW) transported to or from the NTS during fiscal year (FY 2001).

U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Operations Office

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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JOINT UNITED STATES/IAEA PROPOSED APPROACH FOR SAFEGUARDS DURING PLUTONIUM STABILIZATION, PACKAGING, AND SHIPMENT  

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For safety reasons, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing to stabilize and package plutonium oxide currently subject to International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) beginning in the year 2001. The Hanford Site will also stabilize and package plutonium materials under IAEA safeguards. The U.S. and the IAEA began consultations in late 1996 to develop an approach to the application of safeguards during stabilization and packaging. With the plans to ship RFETS plutonium to Savannah River for interim storage prior to final disposition, this work has been extended to include safeguards during shipment. This paper will discuss the elements of a joint U.S./IAEA proposal for this task.

L. KWEI; B. SMITH; ET AL

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

High-speed rail with emerging automobiles and aircraft can reduce environmental impacts in California's future  

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Sustainable mobility policy for long-distance transportation services should consider emerging automobiles and aircraft as well as infrastructure and supply chain life-cycle effects in the assessment of new high-speed rail systems. Using the California corridor, future automobiles, high-speed rail and aircraft long-distance travel are evaluated, considering emerging fuel-efficient vehicles, new train designs and the possibility that the region will meet renewable electricity goals. An attributional per passenger-kilometer-traveled life-cycle inventory is first developed including vehicle, infrastructure and energy production components. A consequential life-cycle impact assessment is then established to evaluate existing infrastructure expansion against the construction of a new high-speed rail system. The results show that when using the life-cycle assessment framework, greenhouse gas footprints increase significantly and human health and environmental damage potentials may be dominated by indirect and supply chain components. The environmental payback is most sensitive to the number of automobile trips shifted to high-speed rail, and for greenhouse gases is likely to occur in 20–30 years. A high-speed rail system that is deployed with state-of-the-art trains, electricity that has met renewable goals, and in a configuration that endorses high ridership will provide significant environmental benefits over existing modes. Opportunities exist for reducing the long-distance transportation footprint by incentivizing large automobile trip shifts, meeting clean electricity goals and reducing material production effects.

Mikhail Chester; Arpad Horvath

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Moisture-Driven Deterioration and Abrasion of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats Submitted for publication in the proceedings of the  

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in the proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Railway Research 1 February 2011 John C. Zeman1 , Ryan G. Kernes2 , J and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 Fax is the degradation of the concrete underneath the rail and results in problems such as wide gauge, insufficient rail

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Electronically-Controlled Common-Rail Systems for Marine Diesel Engine  

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Tougher legislation on exhaust emissions reduction, more power and mobility and less fuel consumption, has led to stronger call for the electronic engine control units for marine diesel engines. Electronically-controlled common-rail systems for marine ... Keywords: Marine Diesel Engine, Common Rail System, Engine Controller Unit, Hardware-in-the-loop Testing, Simulation Interface Toolkit

Jiadong Zhou; Guangyao Ouyang; Minghe Wang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Procedure R & D Zhiyue Xu and Claude B. Reed  

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Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Procedure R & D Zhiyue Xu and Claude B. Reed Laser Applications Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois November 15, 2001 Outline * R & D work on further improving ANL's laser glazing technique - Goals ----faster & better surface finish * Preliminary feasibility study on using laser to heal the service-cracked rails Experimental Setup 1.6 kW Pulsed Nd:YAG laser with fiber-optic beam delivery & optics Nitrogen @ 50 CFH as shielding gas Rotational stage A wheel being laser-glazed Recent Procedure R&D Focusing on Increasing Processing Speed and Smoothening Surface Smoother surface by avoiding deep surface melting by lower laser power density and faster feeding. Old procedure New procedure Faster processing speed by

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Table 10. Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB dat  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB data" Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB data" ,,"Real Dollars per Ton",,,,,,,,,,"Annual Percent Change" "Basin","Destination State",2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,," 2001-2009"," 2008-2009" "Northern Appalachian Basin","Delaware"," W"," W"," $16.45"," $14.29"," W"," -"," W"," W"," -",," -"," -" "Northern Appalachian Basin","Florida"," $21.45"," W"," W"," W"," W"," $28.57"," W"," W"," W",," W"," W"

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Microsoft Word - Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary_May 17-2004rev-2 .doc  

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Department of Energy Department of Energy Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Rail Topic Group Conference Call Monday, May 17, 2004 Summary: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Rail Topic Group held a conference call on Monday, May 17, 2004. Steven Hamp, DOE- National Transportation Program - Albuquerque, led the discussion. Other participants included Kevin Blackwell (Federal Railroad Administration, Peter Bolton (Booz-Allen and Hamilton), Robert Fronczak (American Association of Railroads), Roger Mulder (Texas Energy Conservation Office), Ken Niles (Western Interstate Energy Board), Ellen Ott (DOE-Office of General Council), Phillip Paull (Council of State Governments-Eastern Regional Conference),

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One step closer to the efficient management of speed-related rail incidents  

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This paper aims to shed light on frequent and recurring rail-related excess speed incidents observed in the largest railway company in Paris, France, the RATP. Based on internal examples in the RATP transportation rail system, we will identify, by means of a return-on experience method, the main causes behind these incidents. The causes may be of a diverse nature and, if identified, can facilitate the analysis of each speed-related incident. This study, therefore, aims to demonstrate how to better address and efficiently manage such incidents with a view to revealing the dysfunctional elements within the system, deal with them efficiently and, thus, reduce their frequency and scale.

Cheila Duarte Colardelle; Jacques Valancogne; Stephanie Fond

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System  

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Accident Recordkeeping and Reporting Accident Recordkeeping and Reporting Accident/Incident Recordkeeping and Reporting CAIRS logo Computerized Accident Incident Reporting System CAIRS Database The Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System is a database used to collect and analyze DOE and DOE contractor reports of injuries, illnesses, and other accidents that occur during DOE operations. Injury and Illness Dashboard The Dashboard provides an alternate interface to CAIRS information. The initial release of the Dashboard allows analysis of composite DOE-wide information and summary information by Program Office, and site. Additional data feature are under development. CAIRS Registration Form CAIRS is a Government computer system and, as such, has security requirements that must be followed. Access to the

263

DOE Accident Prevention and Investigation Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of Energy (DOE) Accident Prevention and Investigation Program serves as a key DOE corporate safety resource for promoting accident PREVENTION through exchange of lessons learned and information for improvement of our integrated safety management system. The techniques and tools utilized in the investigation of "accidents" can be valuable in looking at leading indicators associated with our safety program, to determine the embedded precursors to accidents, and prevent them from occurring. The information obtained through application of these techniques and tools serve as benchmarks for others to utilize in evaluating their safety management systems.

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Computerized Accident Incident Reporting System | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and other accidents that occur during DOE operations. CAIRS is a Government computer system and, as such, has security requirements that must be followed. Access to the...

265

Type B Accident Investigation, Subcontractor Employee Personal...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ignited the right leg of his 100% cotton anticontamination (anti-c) coveralls and the plastic bootie. Type B Accident Investigation, Subcontractor Employee Personal Protective...

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DOE Accident Prevention and Investigation Program | Department...  

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The Corporate Safety Programs maintains the Accident Investigation and Prevention Handbook (DOE-HDBK-1208-2012) as part of a continuing effort to enhance quality and achieve...

267

COMMERCIAL SNF ACCIDENT RELEASE FRACTIONS  

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The purpose of this design analysis is to specify and document the total and respirable fractions for radioactive materials that are released from an accident event at the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR) involving commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) in a dry environment. The total and respirable release fractions will be used to support the preclosure licensing basis for the MGR. The total release fraction is defined as the fraction of total CSNF assembly inventory, typically expressed as an activity inventory (e.g., curies), of a given radionuclide that is released to the environment from a waste form. The radionuclides are released from the inside of breached fuel rods (or pins) and from the detachment of radioactive material (crud) from the outside surfaces of fuel rods and other components of fuel assemblies. The total release fraction accounts for several mechanisms that tend to retain, retard, or diminish the amount of radionuclides that are available for transport to dose receptors or otherwise can be shown to reduce exposure of receptors to radiological releases. The total release fraction includes a fraction of airborne material that is respirable and could result in inhalation doses. This subset of the total release fraction is referred to as the respirable release fraction. Potential accidents may involve waste forms that are characterized as either bare (unconfined) fuel assemblies or confined fuel assemblies. The confined CSNF assemblies at the MGR are contained in shipping casks, canisters, or disposal containers (waste packages). In contrast to the bare fuel assemblies, the container that confines the fuel assemblies has the potential of providing an additional barrier for diminishing the total release fraction should the fuel rod cladding breach during an accident. However, this analysis will not take credit for this additional bamer and will establish only the total release fractions for bare unconfined CSNF assemblies, which may however be conservatively applied to confined CSNF assemblies.

S.O. Bader

1999-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Shipment and Disposal of Solidified Organic Waste (Waste Type IV) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)  

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In April of 2005, the last shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site to the WIPP was completed. With the completion of this shipment, all transuranic waste generated and stored at Rocky Flats was successfully removed from the site and shipped to and disposed of at the WIPP. Some of the last waste to be shipped and disposed of at the WIPP was waste consisting of solidified organic liquids that is identified as Waste Type IV in the Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste Authorized Methods for Payload Control (CH-TRAMPAC) document. Waste Type IV waste typically has a composition, and associated characteristics, that make it significantly more difficult to ship and dispose of than other Waste Types, especially with respect to gas generation. This paper provides an overview of the experience gained at Rocky Flats for management, transportation and disposal of Type IV waste at WIPP, particularly with respect to gas generation testing. (authors)

D'Amico, E. L [Washington TRU Solutions (United States); Edmiston, D. R. [John Hart and Associates (United States); O'Leary, G. A. [CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC (United States); Rivera, M. A. [Aspen Resources Ltd., Inc. (United States); Steward, D. M. [Boulder Research Enterprises, LLC (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Joint Rail Conference April 17-19, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  

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Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Joint Rail Conference JRC2012 April 17-19, 2012, Philadelphia, and Debakanta Mishra3 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana characteristics, foundation type, ballast settlement from fouling and/or degradation, as well as fill and subgrade

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Simulating calculations and optimization design of a new HVDC supply power for light rail system  

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such a complex system, taking into account vehicle motion and HVDC electrical distribution. Then, an optimizationSimulating calculations and optimization design of a new HVDC supply power for light rail system Rémi Vial, Delphine Riu, Nicolas Retière Grenoble Electrical Engineering Laboratory, 38402 Saint

Boyer, Edmond

271

Injection Control Research on High Pressure Common Rail Diesel Engine Based on MPC5554  

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Based on new generation MCU MPC5554, new hardware for injection control was designed in this paper. The features of MPC5554 and the ˇ®Peak & Hold' drive method for injection solenoids were introduced. The performance of eTPU module in MPC5554 was ... Keywords: Diesel Engine, Common Rail System, Injection Control, MPC5554, eTPU

Chong Luo; Ming Zhou; Shao-Jie Liu

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Christopher T. Rapp, Marcus S. Dersch, J. Riley Edwards 2013 Joint Rail Conference  

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of Experimentation · Testing Background ­ Laboratory Experimentation · July 2012 Field Instrumentation ­ TLV Based Tactile Surface Sensors (MBTSS) · Measure magnitude and distribution of pressure at the concrete of Concrete Crosstie Rail Seats MBTSS Testing Background · Proven feasibility for use on concrete crosstie

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

273

Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi-regulated environment  

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This paper reports on results obtained from estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled time-series cross section of Class I U.S. railroads for the period 1973-1986. Based on the results of this cost function, an ...

Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Evaluation of sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas  

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for its effects on the overall ranking of the rail-highway intersections. A state hazard index was chosen from a state-of-the-practice review with which to compare the current and revised Texas Priority Indices. Finally, the effectiveness of each...

Pecheux, Kelley Klaver

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

275

Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning  

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High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high...

Sperry, Benjamin

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

276

The Role of Peer Review Panels in High Speed Rail Studies  

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The Role of Peer Review Panels in High Speed Rail Studies Frank S. Koppelman Prof. Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering Northwestern University #12;Peer Review · Widely used in all areas of science, technology and engineering. · Long history of peer reviews for ­ Paper review ­ Solicited

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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Level: National and Regional Data; Row: NAICS Codes; Column: Energy Sources and Shipments;  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Coke and Shipments Net Residual Distillate Natural LPG and Coal Breeze of Energy Sources NAICS Total(b) Electricity(c) Fuel Oil Fuel Oil(d) Gas(e) NGL(f) (million (million Other(g) Produced Onsite(h) Code(a) Subsector and Industry (trillion Btu) (million kWh) (million bbl) (million bbl) (billion cu ft) (million bbl) short tons) short tons) (trillion Btu) (trillion Btu) Total United States RSE Column Factors: 0.9 1 1.2 1.8 1 1.6 0.8 0.9 1.2 0.4 311 Food 1,123 67,521 2 3 567 1 8 * 89 0 311221 Wet Corn Milling 217 6,851 * * 59 * 5 0 11 0 31131 Sugar 112 725 * * 22 * 2 * 46 0 311421 Fruit and Vegetable Canning 47 1,960 * * 35 * 0 0 1 0 312 Beverage and Tobacco Products 105 7,639 * * 45 * 1 0 11 0 3121 Beverages 85 6,426 * * 41 * * 0 10 0 3122 Tobacco 20 1,213 * * 4 * * 0 1 0 313 Textile Mills 207 25,271 1 * 73 * 1 0 15 0 314

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A Perspective on Long-Term Recovery Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident - 12075  

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The tragic events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station began occurring on March 11, 2011, following Japan's unprecedented earthquake and tsunami. The subsequent loss of external power and on-site cooling capacity severely compromised the plant's safety systems, and subsequently, led to core melt in the affected reactors and damage to spent nuclear fuel in the storage pools. Together with hydrogen explosions, this resulted in a substantial release of radioactive material to the environment (mostly Iodine-131 and Cesium- 137), prompting an extensive evacuation effort. The latest release estimate places the event at the highest severity level (Level 7) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the same as the Chernobyl accident of 1986. As the utility owner endeavored to stabilize the damaged facility, environmental contamination continued to propagate and affect every aspect of daily life in the affected region of Japan. Elevated levels of radioactivity (mostly dominated by Cs-137 with the passage of time) were found in soil, drinking water, vegetation, produce, seafood, and other foodstuffs. An estimated 80,000 to 90,000 people were evacuated; more evacuations are being contemplated months after the accident, and a vast amount of land has become contaminated. Early actions were taken to ban the shipment and sale of contaminated food and drinking water, followed by later actions to ban the shipment and sale of contaminated beef, mushrooms, and seafood. As the event continues to evolve toward stabilization, the long-term recovery effort needs to commence - a process that doubtless will involve rather complex decision-making interactions between various stakeholders. Key issues that may be encountered and considered in such a process include (1) socio-political factors, (2) local economic considerations, (3) land use options, (4) remediation approaches, (5) decontamination methods, (6) radioactive waste management, (7) cleanup levels and options, and (8) government policies, among others. This paper offers a perspective on this likely long and arduous journey toward establishing a 'new normal' that will ultimately take shape. Toward this end, it is important to evaluate the 'optimization' process advocated by the international community in achieving long-term recovery from this particularly fateful event in Fukushima. In the process, experience and lessons learned from past events will be fully evaluated and considered. (author)

Chen, S.Y. [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE  

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The Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) is a spectrometer snout mounted to an X-Ray Framing Camera (XRFC) through the Unimount flange. This equipment already exists and is used at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) facility. The XRFC and the Unimount flange are designed by LLE. The Tilt Rotator fixture that mounts next to the XRFC and the cart rails are designed by LLNL, and are included in this safety note. The other related components, such as the TIM rails and the Unimount flange, are addressed in a separate safety note, EDSN09-500005-AA. The Multipurpose Spectrometer (MSPEC) and VSG are mounted on the TIM Boat through the cart rails that are very similar in design. The tilt rotator combination with the Unimount flange is also a standard mounting procedure. The later mounting system has been included in this safety note. Figure-1 shows the interface components and the VSG snout. Figure-2 shows the VSG assembly mounted on the Unimount flange. The calibration pointer attachment is shown in place of the snout. There are two types of VSG, one made of 6061-T6 aluminum, weighing approximately 3 pounds, and the other made of 304 stainless steel, weighing approximately 5.5 pounds. This safety note examines the VSG steel design. Specific experiments may require orienting the VSG snout in 90 degrees increment with respect to the Unimount flange. This is done by changing the bolts position on the VSG-main body adapter flange to the Unimount adapter plate. There is no hazard involved in handling the VSG during this procedure as it is done outside the target chamber on the cart rail before installing on the TIM. This safety note addresses the mechanical integrity of the VSG structure, the tilt rotating fixture, the cart rails with handle and their connections. Safety Factors are also calculated for the MSPEC in place of the VSG.

Mukherjee, S K; Emig, J A; Griffith, L V; Heeter, R F; House, F A; James, D L; Schneider, M B; Sorce, C M

2010-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND  

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occurred during the nuclear accident, and probably noHEALTH EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT MILE ISLAND JacobENG-48 HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT A T THREE MILE

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUCLEAR POWER: Extent of Soviet accident uncertain  

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NUCLEAR POWER: Extent of Soviet accident uncertain ... Detailed, official information about the Chernobyl nuclear power-plant disaster as of late last week remained wrapped in the Soviet Union's usual shroud of secrecy. ... But there seems to be no doubt that it is the worst accident in the 43-year history of nuclear power. ...

1986-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

282

Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents?  

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This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours...

Deen, Sophia 1988-

2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

283

Commercial SNF Accident Release Fractions  

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The purpose of this analysis is to specify and document the total and respirable fractions for radioactive materials that could be potentially released from an accident at the repository involving commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in a dry environment. The total and respirable release fractions are used to support the preclosure licensing basis for the repository. The total release fraction is defined as the fraction of total commercial SNF assembly inventory, typically expressed as an activity inventory (e.g., curies), of a given radionuclide that is released to the environment from a waste form. Radionuclides are released from the inside of breached fuel rods (or pins) and from the detachment of radioactive material (crud) from the outside surfaces of fuel rods and other components of fuel assemblies. The total release fraction accounts for several mechanisms that tend to retain, retard, or diminish the amount of radionuclides that are available for transport to dose receptors or otherwise can be shown to reduce exposure of receptors to radiological releases. The total release fraction includes a fraction of airborne material that is respirable and could result in inhalation doses; this subset of the total release fraction is referred to as the respirable release fraction. Accidents may involve waste forms characterized as: (1) bare unconfined intact fuel assemblies, (2) confined intact fuel assemblies, or (3) canistered failed commercial SNF. Confined intact commercial SNF assemblies at the repository are contained in shipping casks, canisters, or waste packages. Four categories of failed commercial SNF are identified: (1) mechanically and cladding-penetration damaged commercial SNF, (2) consolidated/reconstituted assemblies, (3) fuel rods, pieces, and debris, and (4) nonfuel components. It is assumed that failed commercial SNF is placed into waste packages with a mesh screen at each end (CRWMS M&O 1999). In contrast to bare unconfined fuel assemblies, the container that confines the fuel assemblies could provide an additional barrier for diminishing the total release fraction should the fuel rod cladding breach during an accident. This analysis, however, does not take credit for the additional barrier and establishes only the total release fractions for bare unconfined intact commercial SNF assemblies, which may be conservatively applied to confined intact commercial I SNF assemblies.

J. Schulz

2004-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Accident Investigation of the February 7, 2013, Scissor Lift...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Lift Accident in the West Hackberry Brine Tank-14 Resulting in Injury, Strategic Petroleum Reserve West Hackberry, LA Accident Investigation of the February 7, 2013, Scissor...

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Type B Accident Investigation of the July 12, 2007, Forklift...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

operated and maintained by the site lessee, the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC). Type B Accident Investigation of the July 12, 2007, Forklift and Pedestrian Accident...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident...  

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ClimateECEnergyComputational Modeling & SimulationWaste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident Investigation Analysis Support Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Accident Investigation Analysis...

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Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview Promotional Video Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview Promotional Video September 20, 2013 -...

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Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the November 1...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

B Accident Investigation Board Report on the November 1, 1999, Construction Injury at the Monticello Mill Tailings Remedial Action Site, Monticello, Utah Type B Accident...

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Type A Accident Investigation of the March 16, 2000, Plutonium...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Los Alamos National Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of the July 14, 2005, Americium Contamination Accident at the Sigma Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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A systems approach for developing, designing, and transitioning moving map technology in U.S. rail applications  

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Safety, efficiency and productivity are top priorities for rail industries, but technology implementation faces many barriers. While the demands of locomotive engineers and railroads are increasing, the industry lacks a ...

Voelbel, Kathleen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion and emission characteristics of a turbo-charged common rail diesel engine fuelled with diesel-biodiesel-DEE blends  

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The combustion and emission characteristics of a turbo-charged, common rail diesel engine fuelled with diesel-biodiesel-DEE blends were investigated. The study reports that the brake-specific fuel consumption of ...

Ni Zhang; Zuohua Huang; Xiangang Wang; Bin Zheng

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry: a review of the past and prospects for the future  

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Productivity growth in the U.S. freight rail industry has slowed in recent years, raising the issue of the sustainability of the significant improvements achieved during the past three decades. Indeed, between 1979 and ...

Kriem, Youssef

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Radioactive waste shipments to Hanford Retrievable Storage from the General Electric Vallecitos Nuclear Center, Pleasanton, California  

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During the next two decades the transuranic (TRU) wastes now stored in the burial trenches and storage facilities at the Hanford Site are to be retrieved, processed at the Waste Receiving and Processing Facility, and shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico for final disposal. Approximately 3.8% of the TRU waste to be retrieved for shipment to WIPP was generated at the General Electric (GE) Vallecitos Nuclear Center (VNC) in Pleasanton, California and shipped to the Hanford Site for storage. The purpose of this report is to characterize these radioactive solid wastes using process knowledge, existing records, and oral history interviews. The waste was generated almost exclusively from the activities, of the Plutonium Fuels Development Laboratory and the Plutonium Analytical Laboratory. Section 2.0 provides further details of the VNC physical plant, facility operations, facility history, and current status. The solid radioactive wastes were associated with two US Atomic Energy Commission/US Department of Energy reactor programs -- the Fast Ceramic Reactor (FCR) program, and the Fast Flux Test Reactor (FFTR) program. These programs involved the fabrication and testing of fuel assemblies that utilized plutonium in an oxide form. The types and estimated quantities of waste resulting from these programs are discussed in detail in Section 3.0. A detailed discussion of the packaging and handling procedures used for the VNC radioactive wastes shipped to the Hanford Site is provided in Section 4.0. Section 5.0 provides an in-depth look at this waste including the following: weight and volume of the waste, container types and numbers, physical description of the waste, radiological components, hazardous constituents, and current storage/disposal locations.

Vejvoda, E.J.; Pottmeyer, J.A.; DeLorenzo, D.S.; Weyns-Rollosson, M.I. [Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., NM (United States); Duncan, D.R. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Determination of applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves  

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temperature, aT is the ambient temperature, and ? is the stress. Fig. 1.2 shows this relationship. Thus, if the longitudinal stress in the rail is determined and the ambient temperature known, SFT can be determined using Eq. (1.2). Following... u V x ?? ??? ? ? ??? ???? ?? , (3.5) where xm denotes the direction in the coordinate system and um denotes the displacement in the xm - direction. Assuming a continuous integrand, Eq. (3.5) will be satisfied...

Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

295

Determination of applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves  

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temperature, aT is the ambient temperature, and ? is the stress. Fig. 1.2 shows this relationship. Thus, if the longitudinal stress in the rail is determined and the ambient temperature known, SFT can be determined using Eq. (1.2). Following... u V x ?? ??? ? ? ??? ???? ?? , (3.5) where xm denotes the direction in the coordinate system and um denotes the displacement in the xm - direction. Assuming a continuous integrand, Eq. (3.5) will be satisfied...

Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

296

Babcock and Wilcox BR-100 100-ton rail/barge spent fuel shipping cask  

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This Preliminary Design Report (PDR) provides a detailed description of the design, analyses, and testing programs for the BR-100 cask. The BR-100 is a Type B(U) cask designed for transport by rail or barge. This report presents the preliminary analyses and tests which have been performed for the BR-100 and outlines the confirmatory analyses and tests which will be performed.

none,

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material The purpose of this User's Guide is to provide instructors with an overview of the key points covered in the video. The Student Handout portion of this Guide is designed to assist the instructor in reviewing those points with students. The Student Handout should be distributed to students after the video is shown and the instructor should use the Guide to facilitate a discussion on how the decontamination dressdown process is implemented. During this discussion, the instructor can present various scenarios, each of which would discuss decontamination at the accident scene. The purpose of this discussion would be to cover how responders

298

Chernobyl accident: A comprehensive risk assessment  

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The authors, all of whom are Ukrainian and Russian scientists involved with Chernobyl nuclear power plant since the April 1986 accident, present a comprehensive review of the accident. In addition, they present a risk assessment of the remains of the destroyed reactor and its surrounding shelter, Chernobyl radioactive waste storage and disposal sites, and environmental contamination in the region. The authors explore such questions as the risks posed by a collapse of the shelter, radionuclide migration from storage and disposal facilities in the exclusion zone, and transfer from soil to vegetation and its potential regional impact. The answers to these questions provide a scientific basis for the development of countermeasures against the Chernobyl accident in particular and the mitigation of environmental radioactive contamination in general. They also provide an important basis for understanding the human health and ecological risks posed by the accident.

Vargo, G.J.; Poyarkov, V.; Baryakhtar, V.; Kukhar, V.; Los, I.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Chernobyl accident: A comprehensive risk assessment  

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The authors, all of whom are Ukrainian and Russian scientists involved with Chernobyl nuclear power plant since the April 1986 accident, present a comprehensive review of the accident. In addition, they present a risk assessment of the remains of the destroyed reactor and its surrounding shelter, Chernobyl radioactive waste storage and disposal sites, and environmental contamination in the region. The authors explore such questions as the risks posed by a collapse of the shelter, radionuclide migration from storage and disposal facilities in the exclusion zone, and transfer from soil to vegetation and its potential regional impact. The answers to these questions provide a scientific basis for the development of countermeasures against the Chernobyl accident in particular and the mitigation of environmental radioactive contamination in general. They also provide an important basis for understanding the human health and ecological risks posed by the accident.

Vargo, G.J.; Poyarkov, V.; Baryakhtar, V.; Kukhar, V.; Los, I.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Review of models applicable to accident aerosols  

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Estimations of potential airborne-particle releases are essential in safety assessments of nuclear-fuel facilities. This report is a review of aerosol behavior models that have potential applications for predicting aerosol characteristics in compartments containing accident-generated aerosol sources. Such characterization of the accident-generated aerosols is a necessary step toward estimating their eventual release in any accident scenario. Existing aerosol models can predict the size distribution, concentration, and composition of aerosols as they are acted on by ventilation, diffusion, gravity, coagulation, and other phenomena. Models developed in the fields of fluid mechanics, indoor air pollution, and nuclear-reactor accidents are reviewed with this nuclear fuel facility application in mind. The various capabilities of modeling aerosol behavior are tabulated and discussed, and recommendations are made for applying the models to problems of differing complexity.

Glissmeyer, J.A.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federally Led Accident Investigation Reports | Department of...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Fire at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad NM The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Accident Prevention Investigation Board was appointed to investigate a fire at the...

302

Release fractions for Rocky Flats specific accidents  

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As Rocky Flats and other DOE facilities begin the transition process towards decommissioning, the nature of the scenarios to be studied in safety analysis will change. Whereas the previous emphasis in safety accidents related to production, now the emphasis is shifting to accidents related tc decommissioning and waste management. Accident scenarios of concern at Rocky Flats now include situations of a different nature and different scale than are represented by most of the existing experimental accident data. This presentation will discuss approaches@to use for applying the existing body of release fraction data to this new emphasis. Mention will also be made of ongoing efforts to produce new data and improve the understanding of physical mechanisms involved.

Weiss, R.C.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Release fractions for Rocky Flats specific accidents  

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As Rocky Flats and other DOE facilities begin the transition process towards decommissioning, the nature of the scenarios to be studied in safety analysis will change. Whereas the previous emphasis in safety accidents related to production, now the emphasis is shifting to accidents related tc decommissioning and waste management. Accident scenarios of concern at Rocky Flats now include situations of a different nature and different scale than are represented by most of the existing experimental accident data. This presentation will discuss approaches to use for applying the existing body of release fraction data to this new emphasis. Mention will also be made of ongoing efforts to produce new data and improve the understanding of physical mechanisms involved.

Weiss, R.C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

"NAICS",,"per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments"  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

1 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.1;" 1 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.1;" " Unit: Percents." ,,,,"Consumption" ,,,"Consumption","per Dollar" ,,"Consumption","per Dollar","of Value" "NAICS",,"per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Code(a)","Subsector and Industry","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)" ,,"Total United States" 311,"Food",3.8,4.3,4.1 3112," Grain and Oilseed Milling",8.2,5.8,5.6 311221," Wet Corn Milling",0,0,0 31131," Sugar Manufacturing",0,0,0 3114," Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Foods ",7.3,6.7,6.2

305

Three Mile Island accident and post-accident recovery: what did we learn  

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A description of the accident at Three Mile Island-2 reactor is presented. Activities related to the cleanup and decontamination of the reactor are described.

Collins, E.D.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Life Cycle Assessment Comparing the Use of Jatropha Biodiesel in the Indian Road and Rail Sectors  

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This life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel production and use evaluates the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission (not considering land-use change), net energy value (NEV), and net petroleum consumption impacts of substituting Jatropha biodiesel for conventional petroleum diesel in India. Several blends of biodiesel with petroleum diesel are evaluated for the rail freight, rail passenger, road freight, and road-passenger transport sectors that currently rely heavily on petroleum diesel. For the base case, Jatropha cultivation, processing, and use conditions that were analyzed, the use of B20 results in a net reduction in GHG emissions and petroleum consumption of 14% and 17%, respectively, and a NEV increase of 58% compared with the use of 100% petroleum diesel. While the road-passenger transport sector provides the greatest sustainability benefits per 1000 gross tonne kilometers, the road freight sector eventually provides the greatest absolute benefits owing to substantially higher projected utilization by year 2020. Nevertheless, introduction of biodiesel to the rail sector might present the fewest logistic and capital expenditure challenges in the near term. Sensitivity analyses confirmed that the sustainability benefits are maintained under multiple plausible cultivation, processing, and distribution scenarios. However, the sustainability of any individual Jatropha plantation will depend on site-specific conditions.

Whitaker, M.; Heath, G.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Environmental assessment for the manufacture and shipment of nuclear reactor fuel from the United States to Canada  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has declared 41.9 tons (38 metric tons) of weapons-usable plutonium surplus to the United States` defense needs. A DOE Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement analyzed strategies for plutonium storage and dispositioning. In one alternative, plutonium as a mixed oxide (MOX) fuel would be irradiated (burned) in a reengineered heavy-water-moderated reactor, such as the Canadian CANDU design. In an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE proposes to fabricate and transport to Canada a limited amount of MOX fuel as part of the Parallex (parallel experiment) Project. MOX fuel from the US and Russia would be used by Canada to conduct performance tests at Chalk River Laboratories. MOX fuel would be fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory and transported in approved container(s) to a Canadian port(s) of entry on one to three approved routes. The EA analyzes the environmental and human health effects from MOX fuel fabrication and transportation. Under the Proposed Action, MOX fuel fabrication would not result in adverse effects to the involved workers or public. Analysis showed that the shipment(s) of MOX fuel would not adversely affect the public, truck crew, and environment along the transportation routes.

Rangel, R.C.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview September 18, 2013 - 10:52am Addthis SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview The Office of Health Safety and Security (HSS) National Training Center (NTC) in collaboration with the HSS Accident Investigation Program (HS-24) has developed and released a course that provides an overview of the fundamentals of accident investigation. This course is intended to meet the every five year refresher training requirement for DOE Federal Accident Investigators under DOE Order 225.1B "Accident Investigations", and serves as an orientation to other DOE Federal Accident Investigation Board Members who need a basic knowledge of

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accident investigation sites Sample Search...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Chemistry ; Biology and Medicine 6 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: accidents that occur...

310

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident excursion occurring Sample Search...  

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University Collection: Geosciences 4 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: accidents that occur...

311

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident location analysis Sample Search...  

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Conversion and Utilization ; Engineering 8 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: of the accident...

312

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident survival time Sample Search Results  

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Technologies and Information Sciences 3 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: of the accident...

313

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident experience alarm Sample Search...  

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, accident investigation, indoor air quality, bloodborne pathogens, chemical safety, lockout-tagout, hot work... Campus Fires 11 12 Accident Reporting 14 Employee Accidents 15...

314

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident frequencies program Sample Search...  

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of the fatal accidents and many other accidents. Training, defined work procedures, lockout tagout programs... Accident Research Helps Save Lives of Loggers Research Brief ...

315

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident management procedures Sample Search...  

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of the fatal accidents and many other accidents. Training, defined work procedures, lockout tagout programs... Accident Research Helps Save Lives of Loggers Research Brief ...

316

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident management program Sample Search...  

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of the fatal accidents and many other accidents. Training, defined work procedures, lockout tagout programs... Accident Research Helps Save Lives of Loggers Research Brief ...

317

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Emer Emer Emer Emer Emer Emergency Response to a T gency Response to a T gency Response to a T gency Response to a T gency Response to a Transportation ransportation ransportation ransportation ransportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER Viewing this video and completing the enclosed printed study material do not by themselves provide sufficient skills to safely engage in or perform duties related to emergency response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Meeting that goal is beyond the scope of this video and requires either additional

318

Structural aspects of the Chernobyl accident  

SciTech Connect

On April 26, 1986 the world's worst nuclear power plant accident occurred at the Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in the USSR. This paper presents a discussion of the design of the Chernobyl Power Plant, the sequence of events that led to the accident and the damage caused by the resulting explosion. The structural design features that contributed to the accident and resulting damage will be highlighted. Photographs and sketches obtained from various worldwide news agencies will be shown to try and gain a perspective of the extent of the damage. The aftermath, clean-up, and current situation will be discussed and the important lessons learned for the structural engineer will be presented. 15 refs., 10 figs.

Murray, R.C.; Cummings, G.E.

1988-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

319

Assessment of CRBR core disruptive accident energetics  

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The results of an independent assessment of core disruptive accident energetics for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor are presented in this document. This assessment was performed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under the direction of the CRBR Program Office within the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. It considered in detail the accident behavior for three accident initiators that are representative of three different classes of events; unprotected loss of flow, unprotected reactivity insertion, and protected loss of heat sink. The primary system's energetics accommodation capability was realistically, yet conservatively, determined in terms of core events. This accommodation capability was found to be equivalent to an isentropic work potential for expansion to one atmosphere of 2550 MJ or a ramp rate of about 200 $/s applied to a classical two-phase disassembly.

Theofanous, T.G.; Bell, C.R.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

A Review of Criticality Accidents 2000 Revision  

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Criticality accidents and the characteristics of prompt power excursions are discussed. Sixty accidental power excursions are reviewed. Sufficient detail is provided to enable the reader to understand the physical situation, the chemistry and material flow, and when available the administrative setting leading up to the time of the accident. Information on the power history, energy release, consequences, and causes are also included when available. For those accidents that occurred in process plants, two new sections have been included in this revision. The first is an analysis and summary of the physical and neutronic features of the chain reacting systems. The second is a compilation of observations and lessons learned. Excursions associated with large power reactors are not included in this report.

Thomas P. McLaughlin; Shean P. Monahan; Norman L. Pruvost; Vladimir V. Frolov; Boris G. Ryazanov; Victor I. Sviridov

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accident progression event tree analysis for postulated severe accidents at N Reactor  

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A Level II/III probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) has been performed for N Reactor, a Department of Energy (DOE) production reactor located on the Hanford reservation in Washington. The accident progression analysis documented in this report determines how core damage accidents identified in the Level I PRA progress from fuel damage to confinement response and potential releases the environment. The objectives of the study are to generate accident progression data for the Level II/III PRA source term model and to identify changes that could improve plant response under accident conditions. The scope of the analysis is comprehensive, excluding only sabotage and operator errors of commission. State-of-the-art methodology is employed based largely on the methods developed by Sandia for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in support of the NUREG-1150 study. The accident progression model allows complex interactions and dependencies between systems to be explicitly considered. Latin Hypecube sampling was used to assess the phenomenological and systemic uncertainties associated with the primary and confinement system responses to the core damage accident. The results of the analysis show that the N Reactor confinement concept provides significant radiological protection for most of the accident progression pathways studied.

Wyss, G.D.; Camp, A.L.; Miller, L.A.; Dingman, S.E.; Kunsman, D.M. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Medford, G.T. (Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned from a Regional Approach to Route Selection for Spent Nuclear Fuel Shipments to Yucca Mountain  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Midwestern Route Identification Project Midwestern Route Identification Project Sarah K. Wochos Policy Analyst Council of State Governments - Midwest Approach Why Regional? * States need to know the routes as soon as possible * Regions develop and use the criteria that is important to them * States have a better feel for routes that run through their jurisdictions * States felt that EIS routes were a poor starting point for discussions * Regional framework has worked well on other issues Why a Suite of Routes? * Better variety and thus perhaps better security? * Flexibility during construction, bad weather or special events * Inevitable further winnowing through national discussion Methodology Primary Factors - from U.S. DOT's Guidelines for Selecting Preferred Highway Routes for Highway Route Controlled Shipments of Radioactive Materials

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accidents retroperspektive individuelle...  

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de Montral Collection: Engineering 11 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

324

E-Print Network 3.0 - accident soderzhanie korotkozhivushchikh...  

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Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

325

Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland Fire on the Hanford Site, June 27-July 1, 2000 Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland...

326

SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview SAF-230DE - Web Based Course: Accident Investigation Overview September 18, 2013 - 10:52am Addthis SAF-230DE - Web...

327

The accident site portable integrated video system  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a high bandwidth fiber-optic communication system intended for post accident recovery of weapons. The system provides bi-directional multichannel, and multi-media communications. Two smaller systems that were developed as direct spin-offs of the larger system are also briefly discussed.

Jones, D.P.; Shirey, D.L.; Amai, W.A.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

328

A neutron dosemeter for nuclear criticality accidents  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......emulsion was rapidly depleted of all its drops. In...emulsion was rapidly depleted of all its drops. The...around an accident at a uranium fuel factory in Tokai-mura...emulsion was rapidly depleted of all its drops. A...Quality Assurance, Health Care methods Radiation......

F. d'Errico; G. Curzio; R. Ciolini; A. Del Gratta; R. Nath

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

An analysis to determine correlations of freeway traffic accidents with specific geometric design features  

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occurrence of accidents was cited by Gerlough (13) in the following summary of an accident analysis. The accident records of 45 equal sections of roadway which had simi- lar volumes were compared using the Poisson distribution. The number of accidents... occurrence of accidents was cited by Gerlough (13) in the following summary of an accident analysis. The accident records of 45 equal sections of roadway which had simi- lar volumes were compared using the Poisson distribution. The number of accidents...

Smith, Frank Miller

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

330

L'accident la centrale nuclaire de Quelques explications scientifiques  

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L'accident à la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima Quelques explications scientifiques G. Marleau, J´eal, 18 mars 2011 L'accident `a la centrale nucl´eaire de Fukushima ­ 1/29 Accident de Fukushima 1 Contenu de Fukushima. 3. La puissance résiduelle. 4. Perte de refroidissement et conséquences. 5

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

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The temporal effect of traffic violations and accidents on accident occurrence  

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in the accident data analysis. Therefore, in Zylman's view the total lack of uniformity, completeness, and consistency makes data collec- ted on driver records from more than one jurisdiction highly question- able. He further notes that comparing biographical... in the accident data analysis. Therefore, in Zylman's view the total lack of uniformity, completeness, and consistency makes data collec- ted on driver records from more than one jurisdiction highly question- able. He further notes that comparing biographical...

McKemie, Martha Susan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

332

REAC/TS Radiation Accident Registry: An Overview  

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Over the past four years, REAC/TS has presented a number of case reports from its Radiation Accident Registry. Victims of radiological or nuclear incidents must meet certain dose criteria for an incident to be categorized as an “accident” and be included in the registry. Although the greatest numbers of “accidents” in the United States that have been entered into the registry involve radiation devices, the greater percentage of serious accidents have involved sealed sources of one kind or another. But if one looks at the kinds of accident scenarios that have resulted in extreme consequence, i.e., death, the greater share of deaths has occurred in medical settings.

Doran M. Christensen, DO, REAC /TS Associate Director and Staff Physician Becky Murdock, REAC/TS Registry and Health Physics Technician

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

333

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Monthly Accident Statistics  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Monthly Accident Statistics Monthly Accident Statistics Latest Accident Statistics Accident Statistics (through December 2013) Archived Accident Statistics 2013 Through November Through October Through September Through August Through July Through June Through May Through April Through March Through February Through January 2012 Through December Through November Through October Through September Through August Through July Through June Through May Through February Through January 2011 Through December Through November Through October Through September Through August Through July Through June Through May Through April Through March Through February Through January 2010 Through December Through November Through October Through September Through August Through July Through June Through May Through April Through March Through February

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ANALYSIS OF THE SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF RAIL PAD ASSEMBLIES AS A COMPONENT OF THE CONCRETE SLEEPER FASTENING SYSTEM  

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Fastening System RAIL PAD ASSEMBLY LATERAL DISPLACEMENT FAILURE MODE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS (FMEA) INTRODUCTION life · FMEA is used to define, identify, evaluate and eliminate potential failures from the system · FMEA was used to guide the process of answering questions related to the component behavior and also

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

335

Comparative Study on Two Types of Electric Control Pressure Amplifier Applied to Augment Common-Rail Injection System  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Augment Common-Rail Injection System (ACRS) could realize multilevel injection pressure and adjustable injection rate (square ramp shoot). So it could match operate state of diesel engine well, and has vast potential for reducing the emission of high-power ... Keywords: diesel engine, pressure ratio, fuel consumption, pressure oscillation, NECPA

Hailong Chen; Guangyao Ouyang; Jingqiu Zhang

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Understanding the Link Between Bicyclists and Light Rail Survey Results from Bicycle Riders on MAX in Portland, Oregon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Understanding the Link Between Bicyclists and Light Rail Survey Results from Bicycle Riders on MAX Introduction 1 Portland Bicycle Master Plan, Section V 2 History of Bicycles on MAX 3 Benefits of the Bicycle is a bicycle friendly city. In 1995 and 1998, Bicycling Magazine named Portland the best city for bicycling

Bertini, Robert L.

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Microsoft Word - RailTG_April20_call_minutes _3_.rtf  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0, 2006, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT 0, 2006, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Jay Jones (RW) Members: Jane Beetem (CSG/MW), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Anne deLain Clark (WGA/NM), Scott Field (WIEB), Bob Fry (NCSL),Eric Huang (DOE EM),Paul Johnson (ORNL), Marsha Keister (INL), Angela Kordyak (DOE General Counsel), Bill Mackie (WGA), Michael Mulhare (NE Task Force), Tammy Ottmer (WIEB), Sarah Wochos (CSG/MW) Contractor Support: Ralph Best (BSC), Randy Coppage (BAH), Michele Enders (SAIC), and John Smegal (LEGIN) Summary: The conference call began at 11:00 a.m. eastern time on Thursday, April 20, 2006. Jay announced the agenda items for this conference call would include updates from the each of the four subgroups, discuss putting the Legal Weight Truck Shipments subgroup on

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Accident, Maryland: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Accident, Maryland: Energy Resources Accident, Maryland: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 39.628696°, -79.319759° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.628696,"lon":-79.319759,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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US Department of Energy Chernobyl accident bibliography  

SciTech Connect

This bibliography has been prepared by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health and Environmental Research to provide bibliographic information in a usable format for research studies relating to the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred in the Ukrainian Republic, USSR in 1986. This report is a product of the Chernobyl Database Management project. The purpose of this project is to produce and maintain an information system that is the official United States repository for information related to the accident. Two related products prepared for this project are the Chernobyl Bibliographic Search System (ChernoLit{trademark}) and the Chernobyl Radiological Measurements Information System (ChernoDat). This report supersedes the original release of Chernobyl Bibliography (Carr and Mahaffey, 1989). The original report included about 2200 references. Over 4500 references and an index of authors and editors are included in this report.

Kennedy, R.A.; Mahaffey, J.A.; Carr, F. Jr.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Piercing tool, Transportation Accident Resistant Container (TARC)  

SciTech Connect

Transportation Accident Resistant Containers (TARC)s are used for enhanced safety during movement of nuclear weapons. Its design features a tough stainless steel outer skin, redwood for impact mitigation and fire protection and a rugged aluminum inner container. Redwood absorbs impact energy by crushing, similar to the way foam crushes in other containers. Redwood also functions to insulate the weapon from heat and fire. When a TARC is involved in a fire, the redwood will slowly burn forming a good insulating char. The redwood can continue to smolder once the fire is out. To ensure the smolder is extinguished, water can be directed into any accident caused hole in the skin. If no hole exists, it may be necessary to create one. This document discusses tool selection, testing, and a simple but effective method of creating an access hole in the outer skin large enough to apply fire fighting techniques.

Lari, P.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

ASSESSING CAUSAL FACTORS IN INDIVIDUAL ROAD ACCIDENTS  

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+k 1+k1+k k 2 k 1+k1+k rhv a v v a a2 v +rv a2 v +hv #12;Data Collection System · Advanced detection accident report: Happened on I-94 in downtown Minneapolis Happened during the afternoon peak period Vehicle 2 rear-ended vehicle 1 Driver 1 received `possible injury' Driver 2 reported as: `Following too

Minnesota, University of

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Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program rapid accident assessment  

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This report develops a scheme for the rapid assessment of a release of toxic chemicals resulting from an accident in one of the most chemical weapon demilitarization plants or storage areas. The system uses such inputs as chemical and pressure sensors monitoring the plant and reports of accidents radioed to the Emergency Operations Center by work parties or monitoring personnel. A size of release can be estimated from previous calculations done in the risk analysis, from back calculation from an open-air chemical sensor measurement, or from an estimated percentage of the inventory of agent at the location of the release. Potential consequences of the estimated release are calculated from real-time meteorological data, surrounding population data, and properties of the agent. In addition to the estimated casualties, area coverage and no-death contours vs time would be calculated. Accidents are assigned to one of four categories: community emergencies, which are involve a threat to off-site personnel; on-post emergencies, which involve a threat only to on-site personnel; advisory, which involves a potential for threat to on-site personnel; and chemical occurrence, which can produce an abnormal operating condition for the plant but no immediate threat to on-site personnel. 9 refs., 20 tabs.

Chester, C.V.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Investigations on optimization of accident management measures following a station blackout accident in a VVER-1000 pressurized water reactor  

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The reactor safety issues are of primary importance for preserving the health of the population and ensuring no release of radioactivity and fission products into the environment. A part of the nuclear research focuses on improvement of the safety of existing nuclear power plants. Studies, research and efforts are a continuing process at improving the safety and reliability of existing and newly developed nuclear power plants at prevention of a core melt accident. Station blackout (loss of AC power supply) is one of the dominant accidents taken into consideration at performing accident analysis. In case of multiple failures of safety systems it leads to a severe accident. To prevent an accident to turn into a severe one or to mitigate the consequences, accident management measures must be performed. The present paper outlines possibilities for application and optimization of accident management measures following a station blackout accident. Assessed is the behaviour of the nuclear power plant during a station blackout accident without accident management measures and with application of primary/secondary side oriented accident management measures. Discussed are the possibilities for operators ' intervention and the influence of the performed accident management measures on the course of the accident. Special attention has been paid to the effectiveness of the passive feeding and physical phenomena having an influence on the system behaviour. The performed simulations show that the effectiveness of the secondary side feeding procedure can be limited due to an early evaporation or flashing effects in the feed water system. The analyzed cases show that the effectiveness of the accident management measures strongly depends on the initiation criteria applied for depressurization of the reactor coolant system. (authors)

Tusheva, P.; Schaefer, F.; Kliem, S. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Bautzner Landstrasse 400, D-01328 Dresden (Germany)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Ira Baldwin, NCSTS Daren Gilbert, State Rail Sfty. Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 13, 1998 3:30-6:00 p.m. Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, WI July 13, 1998 3:30-6:00 p.m. Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, WI Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Ira Baldwin, NCSTS Daren Gilbert, State Rail Sfty. Program Jim Baranski, NY SEMO Steve Hamp, DOE-NTP Kevin Blackwell, FRA Rick Hand, IL Commerce Commission Mike Butler, UETC Swenam Lee, DOE-FETC Mike Calhoun, FRA Norm Lindgren, UDOT Sandra Covi, UPRR Bruce Mibeck, FRA J.C. De La Garza, DOE-YMSCO William Naughton, ComEd Ray English, DOE-NR Markus Popa, DOE-OCRWM Allan Fisher, Conrail Bill Sherman, NE HLRW Task Force Bob Fronczak, AAR Carlisle Smith, Pub. Utilities Comm. of OH Phil Gehner, TRW-YMP Thor Strong, Michigan DEQ/MOCSG Michael Giblin, DOE-NV Jim Williams, Planning Information Corp. The meeting convened at approximately 3:35 p.m. CDT. Mike Butler (UETC) welcomed

345

DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call 5_17_07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DRAFT DRAFT DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Alex Thrower (RW) Members: Jane Beetem (CSG/MW), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Lisa Janairo (CSG/MW), Paul Johnson (ORNL), Marsha Keister (INL), Christina Nelson (NCSL), Doug Osborn (SNL), Sarah Wochos (CSG/MW), Scott Field (WIEB), Sue Loudner (Pueblo of Acoma), Scott Palmer (BLET), Cort Richardson and Melissa Bailey (CSG- NE), Mel Massaro (DOT/FRA), Bob Fronczak (AAR), Anne deLain Clark (WGA/NM), Contractor Support: Laura Van Houten (Legin) and Michele Enders (SAIC) Summary: Alex Thrower called the conference to order and asked if there were any recommended additions to the agenda. Receiving none, he began with a discussion of the Task Plan.

346

Proposed risk evaluation guidelines for use by the DOE-AL Nuclear Explosive Safety Division in evaluating proposed shipments of nuclear components  

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The licensing requirements of 10 CFR 71 (US Code of Federal Regulations) are the primary criteria used to license proposed US Department of Energy (DOE) shipments of nuclear components. However, if a shipment cannot meet 10 CFR 71 requirements, a Transportation System Risk Assessment (TSRA) is prepared to document: (1) the degree of compliance of proposed DOE shipments of nuclear components with applicable federal regulations, and (2) the risk associated with the proposed shipments. The Nuclear Explosive Safety Division (NESD) of the Department of Energy, Albuquerque Area Office (DOE-AL) is responsible for evaluating TSRAs and for preparing Safety Evaluation Reports (SERs) to authorize the off-site transport. Hazards associated with the transport may include the presence of fissile material, chemically and radiologically toxic uranium, and ionizing radiation. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has historically considered only radiological hazards in licensing the transport of radiological material because the US Department of Transportation considers licensing requirements of nonradiological (i.e., chemically toxic) hazards. The requirements of 10 CFR 71 are based primarily on consideration of radiological hazards. For completeness, this report provides information for assessing the effects of chemical toxicity. Evaluating the degree of compliance with the requirements of 10 CFR 71 is relatively straightforward. However, there are few precedents associated with developing TSRA risk assessments for packages that do not comply with all of the requirements of 10 CFR 71. The objective of the task is to develop Risk Evaluation Guidelines for DOE-AL to use when evaluating a TSRA. If the TSRA shows that the Risk Evaluation Guidelines are not exceeded, then from a risk perspective the TSRA should be approved if there is evidence that the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle has been applied.

Just, R.A.; Love, A.F.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Analyzing policy, land use and zoning characteristics : understanding the potential to build housing near rail in the city of Los Angeles  

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Firstly, the author provides an overview and analysis of the City of Los Angeles political framework and implementation strategies to encourage the housing development near rail stations. Secondly, the author discusses the ...

Camarena, Erin M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

SAFT imaging of flaws in the rail base blade with consideration of multiple reflections of an ultrasonic pulse from the boundaries of a test object  

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The possibility of obtaining images of type-69 flaws in blades of the railroad rail base is considered. For this purpose, a modification of the SAFT algorithm is proposed, in which, during...

E. G. Bazulin

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

DAMOP BICYCLE EXCURSION Wisconsin led in the Rail to Trail conversion starting in the 1960s. The state now enjoys ~1000 miles of State Park  

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DAMOP BICYCLE EXCURSION Wisconsin led in the Rail to Trail conversion are invited on a bicycle excursion organized by Thad Walker and Jim Lawler. Directions & Costs: The excursion will depart from Machinery Row Bicycles (0.4 mi

Walker, Thad G.

350

Application of NUREG-1150 methods and results to accident management  

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The use of NUREG-1150 and similar Probabilistic Risk Assessments in NRC and industry risk management programs is discussed. Risk management'' is more comprehensive than the commonly used term accident management.'' Accident management includes strategies to prevent vessel breach, mitigate radionuclide releases from the reactor coolant system, and mitigate radionuclide releases to the environment. Risk management also addresses prevention of accident initiators, prevention of core damage, and implementation of effective emergency response procedures. The methods and results produced in NUREG-1150 provide a framework within which current risk management strategies can be evaluated, and future risk management programs can be developed and assessed. Examples of the use of the NUREG-1150 framework for identifying and evaluating risk management options are presented. All phases of risk management are discussed, with particular attention given to the early phases of accidents. Plans and methods for evaluating accident management strategies that have been identified in the NRC accident management program are discussed. 2 refs., 3 figs.

Dingman, S.; Sype, T.; Camp, A.; Maloney, K.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

A framework for the assessment of severe accident management strategies  

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Severe accident management can be defined as the use of existing and/or altemative resources, systems and actors to prevent or mitigate a core-melt accident. For each accident sequence and each combination of severe accident management strategies, there may be several options available to the operator, and each involves phenomenological and operational considerations regarding uncertainty. Operational uncertainties include operator, system and instrumentation behavior during an accident. A framework based on decision trees and influence diagrams has been developed which incorporates such criteria as feasibility, effectiveness, and adverse effects, for evaluating potential severe accident management strategies. The framework is also capable of propagating both data and model uncertainty. It is applied to several potential strategies including PWR cavity flooding, BWR drywell flooding, PWR depressurization and PWR feed and bleed.

Kastenberg, W.E. [ed.; Apostolakis, G.; Dhir, V.K. [California Univ., Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering] [and others

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Type B Accident Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford,...  

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Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 Building, Hanford Site, Washington Type B Accident Investigation At Washington...

353

Accident Investigation of the August 21, 2012, Contamination...  

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August 21, 2012, Contamination Incident at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Accident Investigation of the August 21, 2012, Contamination...

354

Type B Accident Investigation of the July 14, 2005, Americium...  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Accident Investigation of the August 21, 2012, Contamination Incident at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center at the Los Alamos National Laboratory...

355

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report for the January 11...  

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Idaho Falls, Idaho February 10, 2006 An accident at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was investigated in which a technician sustained a serious injury to his right hand...

356

Accident Investigation of the October 1, 2013, Tice Electric...  

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Tice Electric Company Employee Fatality near Patrick's Knob Radio Station, Bonneville Power Administration Accident Investigation of the October 1, 2013, Tice Electric Company...

357

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the September 29...  

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at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU), Building H2 Demolition, in Niskayuna, New, York Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the September 29, 2010,...

358

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the Brookhaven...  

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Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 Building, Hanford Site, Washington Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the September 4,...

359

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report Grout Injection Operator...  

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TYPE B ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION BOARD REPORT GROUT INJECTION OPERATOR INJURY AT THE COLD TEST PIT SOUTH, IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY, OCTOBER 15, 2001...

360

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the October 15...  

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on the October 15, 2001, Grout Injection Operator Injury at the Cold Test Pit South, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation Board...

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Accident Investigation of the September 20, 2012 Fatal Fall from...  

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2012 Fatal Fall from the Dworshak-Taft 1 Transmission Tower, at the Bonneville Power Marketing Administration Accident Investigation of the September 20, 2012 Fatal Fall from the...

362

Microsoft PowerPoint - Mod 14 - HTGR Accident Analyses - final...  

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chemical attack Slide 10 10 Modular HTGR Accident Safety Evaluations * Challenges to core heat removal - Loss of heat transport (HTS) & shutdown forced cooling systems (SCSCCS)...

363

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2355 Case Study for Enhanced Accident Tolerance Design Changes Steven Prescott Curtis Smith Tony Koonce June 2014 DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work...

364

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report, May 8, 2004, Exothermic...  

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Report, May 8, 2004, Exothermic Metal Reactor Event During Sodium Transfer Activities, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Type B Accident Investigation Board...

365

Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Calliente Rail Corrider, Nevada  

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QA: N/A QA: N/A Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN AND SURROUNDING THE CALIENTE RAIL CORRIDOR, NEVADA DOE/EA 1545 December 2005 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Ely, Nevada INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK December 2005 i COVER SHEET Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agency: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Title: Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Caliente Rail Corridor, Nevada (DOE/EA 1545) For further information contact:

366

Type B Accident Investigation of the March 20, 2003, Stair Installation Accident at Building 752, Sandia National Laboratories  

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This report is an independent product of the Type B Accident Investigation Board appointed by Karen L. Boardman, Manager, Sandia Site Office (SSO), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

367

Material Selection for Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding  

Alternative cladding materials are being investigated for accident tolerance, which can be defined as >100X improvement (compared to current Zr-based alloys) in oxidation resistance in steam environments at ?1200°C for short (?4 h) times. After reviewing a wide range of candidates, current steam oxidation testing is being conducted on Mo, MAX phases and FeCrAl alloys. Recently reported low mass losses for Mo in steam at 800°C could not be reproduced. Both FeCrAl and MAX phase Ti2AlC form a protective alumina scale in steam. However, commercial Ti2AlC that is not single phase, formed a much thicker oxide at 1200°C in steam and significant TiO2, and therefore may be challenging to use as a cladding or a coating. Alloy development for FeCrAl is seeking to maintain its steam oxidation resistance to 1475°C, while reducing its Cr content to minimize susceptibility to irradiation assisted Cr-rich ?’ formation. The composition effects and critical limits to retaining protective scale formation at >1400°C are still being evaluated. Keywords: Accident tolerant LWR Fuel cladding, FeCrAl, Mo, Ti2AlC, Al2O3, high temperature steam oxidation resistance

none,

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Radiological protection from radioactive waste management in existing exposure situations resulting from a nuclear accident  

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......Radiological Protection Policy for the Disposal of Radioactive...Contaminated Areas after a Nuclear Accident or a Radiation...SITUATIONS RESULTING FROM A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT. | In environmental remediation after nuclear accidents, radioactive......

Daisuke Sugiyama; Takatoshi Hattori

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

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Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 9 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: of the accident...

374

Web Based Course: SAF-230DE, Accident Investigation Overview Promotional Video  

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This course that provides an overview of the fundamentals of accident investigation. The course is intended to meet the every five year refresher training requirement for DOE Federal Accident Investigators under DOE O 225.1B, Accident Investigations.

375

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1 Why System Safety Professionals Should Read Accident Reports C. M. Holloway*, C. W. Johnson Summary: the lessons that are really taught by an accident or group of accidents....

376

DECONTAMINATION DRESSDOWN AT A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL  

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Video User' s Guide Video User' s Guide DECONTAMINATION DRESSDOWN AT A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL DISCLAIMER Viewing this video and completing the enclosed printed study material do not by themselves provide sufficient skills to safely engage in or perform duties related to emergency response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Meeting that goal is beyond

377

Chemical factors affecting fission product transport in severe LMFBR accidents  

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This study was performed as a part of a larger evaluation effort on LMFBR accident, source-term estimation. Purpose was to provide basic chemical information regarding fission product, sodium coolant, and structural material interactions required to perform estimation of fission product transport under LMFBR accident conditions. Emphasis was placed on conditions within the reactor vessel; containment vessel conditions are discussed only briefly.

Wichner, R.P.; Jolley, R.L.; Gat, U.; Rodgers, B.R.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Risk factors for injury accidents among moped and motorcycle riders  

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Risk factors for injury accidents among moped and motorcycle riders Aurélie Moskal a , Jean on the vehicle. Moped and motorcycle riders are analyzed separately, adjusting for the main characteristics of the accident. Results: for both moped and motorcycle riders, being male, not wearing a helmet, exceeding

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

379

SAS4A LMFBR whole core accident analysis code  

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To ensure that public health and safety are protected even under accident conditions in an LMFBR, many accidents are analyzed for their potential consequences. Extremely unlikely accidents that might lead to melting of reactor fuel and release of radioactive fission products are referred to as hypothetical core disruptive accidents (HCDAs). The evaluation of such accidents involves the simultaneous evaluation of thermal, mechanical, hydraulic and neutronic processes and their interactions. The complexity of this analysis requires the use of large, integrated computer codes which address the response of the reactor core and several important systems. The SAS family of codes, developed at Argonne National Laboratory, provides such an analysis capability. The SAS4A code, the latest generation of this series of codes, has recently been completed and released for use to the LMFBR safety community. This paper will summarize the important new capabilitites of this analysis tool and illustrate an application of the integrated capability, while highlighting the importance of specific phenomenological models.

Weber, D.P.; Birgersson, G.; Bordner, G.L.; Briggs, L.L.; Cahalan, J.E.; Dunn, F.E.; Kalimullah; Miles, K.J.; Prohammer, F.G.; Tentner, A.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Fukushima Daiichi Accident and Its Radiological Impact on the Environment  

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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is a topic of current media and public interest. It provides a means to motivate students to understand the fission process and the barriers that have been designed to prevent the release of fission products to the environment following a major nuclear powerreactor accident. The Fukushima Daiichi accident further encourages a discussion of the effect of fission products upon the environment including the resulting contamination of air water soil animals fish milk and crops. Accident-generated radiation levels that caused the evacuation of people 20–30 km from the facility further serve to foster student interest and desire to understand the science associated with the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

J. J. Bevelacqua

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration Experiment for Energy Storage and Rapid Charge System for the Solar Light Rail  

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Abstract An application of renewable energy is expected. However, renewable energy such as solar and wind is unstable. Therefore, thermal power plants are necessary to operate solar power plants and wind turbines on commercial power supply. In this paper, a rechargeable system for renewable energy application is proposed and a demonstration experiment using rideable model railroad is reported. The electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) unit of 17.5 V - 171.4 F is charged by solar panels, and another EDLC unit of 15.0 V - 100 F mounted on the railcar is charged rapidly from EDLC unit connected to solar panels. A railcar run by charged energy on 9 meters of strait rail. Although the experiment was carried out in January–only two weeks after of the winter solstice, rapid charge was carried out 56 times and railcar ran for 9 hours a day. It was confirmed that this method–using EDLC as energy storage device and rapid charge from EDLC to EDLC–is effective through a day.

Takaki Kameya; Jamal Uddin; Hiroshi Kezuka; Genji Suzuki; Hidetoshi Katsuma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Performance of a quantum key distribution protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states  

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We propose a scheme for a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single-photon states with different amplitudes carry bit values of code that may be extracted, while coherent states carry nothing and only provide an inconclusive outcome. A real resource of single photons is used, involving imperfections associated with experimental technique that result in a photon state with an admixture of the vacuum state. The protocol is robust against the loss of a single photon and the inefficiency of the detectors. Pulses with large amplitudes, unlike the conventional QKD relying on faint laser pulses, are used that may approximate it to standard telecommunication and may show resistance to eaves-dropping even in settings with high attenuation. Information leakage to the eavesdropper is determined from comparison of the output distributions of the outcomes with ideal ones that are defined by two additional parameters accessible to only those send the pulses. Robustness to some possible eavesdropping attacks is shown.

Podoshvedov, S. A., E-mail: sap@kias.re.k [Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Computational Sciences (Korea, Republic of)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accident risks methodology Sample Search...  

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Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization ; Engineering 6 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAIN LENGTH AND ACCIDENT CAUSES AND RATES Summary: ABSTRACT Train accident rates are a...

384

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, Preliminary risk analysis (PRA), risk, potential accident, feared events, Automatic Train Control. I... , dangers and potential accidents respectively. At the beginning of the...

385

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BETWEEN TRAIN LENGTH AND ACCIDENT CAUSES AND RATES Summary: accidents than shorter trains. This is because longer trains are more susceptible to car... THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN...

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de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 5 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: Incident:...

387

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of Alaska Fairbanks AccidentIncident Report (personal injury) To report an automobile... accident, do not use this form, please go to: http:www.alaska.eduswrisk...

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Sciences, University of Arkansas Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 2 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT REPORT Department of Financial Services Summary: AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT REPORT...

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Glasgow Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 4 September 2003 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS Summary: September 2003 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS UCLA STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES...

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Biology and Medicine ; Environmental Sciences and Ecology 13 September 2003 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS Summary: information with the other people involved in the accident. You...

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a Summary: - Annex E - Consequence assessment of accident scenarios Annex F - HazOp and FMEA Tables and results 4... accident consequences (fatalities). Therefore, we suggest...

394

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, accident investigation, indoor air quality, bloodborne pathogens, chemical safety, lockout-tagout, hot work... Accidents 15 12;III. EH&S DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS 16...

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Engineering 3 A Historical Perspective on Aviation Accident Investigation C. W. Johnson Summary: A Historical Perspective on Aviation Accident Investigation C. W. Johnson C....

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Mathematics 3 A Technique for Showing Causal Arguments in Accident Reports C. W. Johnson; University of Glasgow; Glasgow, Scotland, UK Summary: for an accident report...

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Physics 2 A Technique for Showing Causal Arguments in Accident Reports C. W. Johnson; University of Glasgow; Glasgow, Scotland, UK Summary: and the work zone accident...

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Engineering 3 A Historical Perspective on Aviation Accident Investigation C. W. Johnson Summary: A Historical Perspective on Aviation Accident Investigation C. W. Johnson C....

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3 Why System Safety Professionals Should Read Accident Reports C. M. Holloway*, C. W. Johnson Summary: accidents in general; an increased understanding of the consequences of...

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5. Report accident to Risk Management Passenger Name: Address... Columbia University Vehicle Accident Report Keep this ... Source: Qian, Ning - Center for Neurobiology and...

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(MIT) Collection: Engineering 48 Risk factors for injury accidents among moped and motorcycle riders Summary: are frequently available, contain information on the accident...

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FAQ 37-What are the potential health risks from transportation of depleted  

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depleted uranium metal or oxide? depleted uranium metal or oxide? What are the potential health risks from transportation of depleted uranium metal or oxide? In the PEIS, risks associated with transportation of depleted uranium oxide and metal were estimated for transport by either rail or truck. Normal transport of oxide or metal would result in low-level external exposure to radiation for persons in the vicinity of a shipment. Based on estimates in the PEIS, the levels of exposure would result in negligible increased cancer risks. Risks from material released in an accident were also estimated. For a hypothetical railcar accident involving powder U3O8 that was assumed to occur in a highly-populated urban area under stable (nighttime) weather conditions, it was estimated that up to 20 people might experience irreversible adverse effects from chemical toxicity, with no fatalities expected. Approximately 2 potential latent cancer fatalities from radiological hazards are estimated for an accident under the same conditions. The probability of such an accident occurring is very low. The consequences from a truck accident would be lower, because trucks have a smaller shipment capacity. The consequences of transportation accidents involving depleted uranium metal would be much smaller than those involving uranium oxide because uranium metal would be in the form of solid blocks and would not be easily dispersed in an accident.

413

Graphite Oxidation Simulation in HTR Accident Conditions  

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Massive air and water ingress, following a pipe break or leak in steam-generator tubes, is a design-basis accident for high-temperature reactors (HTRs). Analysis of these accidents in both prismatic and pebble bed HTRs requires state-of-the-art capability for predictions of: 1) oxidation kinetics, 2) air ?helium gas mixture stratification and diffusion into the core following the depressurization, 3) transport of multi-species gas mixture, and 4) graphite corrosion. This project will develop a multi-dimensional, comprehensive oxidation kinetics model of graphite in HTRs, with diverse capabilities for handling different flow regimes. The chemical kinetics/multi-species transport model for graphite burning and oxidation will account for temperature-related changes in the properties of graphite, oxidants (O2, H2O, CO), reaction products (CO, CO2, H2, CH4) and other gases in the mixture (He and N2). The model will treat the oxidation and corrosion of graphite in geometries representative of HTR core component at temperatures of 900°C or higher. The developed chemical reaction kinetics model will be user-friendly for coupling to full core analysis codes such as MELCOR and RELAP, as well as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes such as CD-adapco. The research team will solve governing equations for the multi-dimensional flow and the chemical reactions and kinetics using Simulink, an extension of the MATLAB solver, and will validate and benchmark the model's predictions using reported experimental data. Researchers will develop an interface to couple the validated model to a commercially available CFD fluid flow and thermal-hydraulic model of the reactor , and will perform a simulation of a pipe break in a prismatic core HTR, with the potential for future application to a pebble-bed type HTR.

Mohamed El-Genk

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

414

Shipments in Idaho  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Radiological Training for Radiological Training for Emergency Responders in Idaho Doug Walker Senior Health Physicist Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Radiation Control Program 2 Initial Assessment * Evaluation of state-wide resources * Consideration for instrumentation * Implementation of state-based training 3 State - Wide Resources State - Wide Resources * Regional Haz-Mat Response Teams * Idaho State Police CVSA/Haz-Mat Radiation Control Program 4 Response Instrumentation * Standardized instrumentation * Annual calibration schedule 5 State Emergency Response Commission * Approval for standardizing instrumentation within the regional response structure * Adopted the DOE-MERRTT as the core training for radioactive materials * Assigned Radiation Control Program to manage the training program

415

Post-accident inhalation exposure and experience with plutonium  

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This paper addresses the issue of inhalation exposure immediately afterward and for a long time following a nuclear accident. For the cases where either a nuclear weapon burns or explodes prior to nuclear fission, or at locations close to a nuclear reactor accident containing fission products, a major concern is the inhalation of aerosolized plutonium (Pu) particles producing alpha-radiation. We have conducted field studies of Pu- contaminated real and simulated accident sites at Bikini, Johnston Atoll, Tonopah (Nevada), Palomares (Spain), Chernobyl, and Maralinga (Australia).

Shinn, J

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Preparation of the First Shipment of Transuranic Waste by the Los Alamos National Laboratory: A Rest Stop on the Road to WIPP  

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) achieved a national milestone on the road to shipping transuranic (TRU) waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) when it received certification authority on September 12, 1997. Since that time, LANL has been characterizing a non-mixed TRU waste stream and preparing shipments of this TRU waste for disposal in the WIPP. The paper describes the TRU waste identified as waste stream TA-55-43 Lot No. 01 from LANL Technical Area-55 and the process used to determine that it does not contain hazardous waste regulated by the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) or the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act (HWA). The non-mixed determination is based on the acceptable knowledge (AK) characterization process, which clearly shows that the waste does not exhibit any RCRA characteristics nor meet any RCRA listing descriptions. LANL has certified TRU waste from waste stream TA-55-43 Lot No. 01 and is prepared to certify additional quantities of TRU waste horn other non-mixed TRU waste streams. Assembly and preparation of AK on the processes that generated TRU waste is recognized as a necessary part of the process for having waste ready for shipment to the WIPP.

Allen, G.; Barr, A.; Betts, S.E.; Farr, J.; Foxx, J.; Gavett, M.A.; Janecky, D.R.; Kosiewicz, S.T.; Liebman, C.P.; Montoya, A.; Poths, H.; Rogers, P.S.Z.; Taggart, D.P.; Triay, I.R.; Vigil, G.I.; Vigil, J.J.; Wander, S.G.; Yeamans, D.

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

The Accident at Fukushima: What Happened?  

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At 2:46 PM, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in eastern Japan, people were spending an ordinary afternoon. The earthquake had a magnitude of 9.0, the fourth largest ever recorded in the world. Avery large number of aftershocks were felt after the initial earthquake. More than 100 of them had a magnitude of over 6.0. There were very few injured or dead at this point. The large earthquake caused by this enormous crustal deformation spawned a rare and enormous tsunami that crashed down 30-40 minutes later. It easily cleared the high levees, washing away cars and houses and swallowing buildings of up to three stories in height. The largest tsunami reading taken from all regions was 40 meters in height. This tsunami reached the West Coast of the United States and the Pacific coast of South America, with wave heights of over two meters. It was due to this tsunami that the disaster became one of a not imaginable scale, which saw the number of dead or missing reach about 20,000 persons. The enormous tsunami headed for 15 nuclear power plants on the Pacific coast, but 11 power plants withstood the tsunami and attained cold shutdown. The flood height of the tsunami that struck each power station ranged to a maximum of 15 meters. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Units experienced the largest and the cores of three reactors suffered meltdown. As a result, more than 160,000 residents were forced to evacuate, and are still living in temporary accommodation. The main focus of this presentation is on what happened at the Fukushima Daiichi, and how station personnel responded to the accident, with considerable international support. A year after the Fukushima Daiichi accident, Japan is in the process of leveraging the lessons learned from the accident to further improve the safety of nuclear power facilities and regain the trust of society. In this connection, not only international organizations, including IAEA, and WANO, but also governmental organizations and nuclear industry representatives from various countries, have been evaluating what happened at Fukushima Daiichi. Support from many countries has contributed to successfully stabilizing the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. International cooperation is required as Japan started along the long road to decommissioning the reactors. Such cooperation with the international community would achieve the decommissioning of the damaged reactors. Finally, recovery plans by the Japanese government to decontaminate surrounding regions have been started in order to get residents back to their homes as early as possible. Looking at the world's nuclear power industry, there are currently approximately 440 reactors in operation and 60 under construction. Despite the dramatic consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe it is expected that the importance of nuclear power generation will not change in the years to come. Newly accumulated knowledge and capabilities must be passed on to the next generation. This is the duty put upon us and which is one that we must embrace.

Fujie, Takao [Japan Nuclear Technology Institute - JANTI (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

"Economic","per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Characteristic(a)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)"  

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2 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.2;" 2 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.2;" " Unit: Percents." ,,,"Consumption" " ",,"Consumption","per Dollar" " ","Consumption","per Dollar","of Value" "Economic","per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Characteristic(a)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)" ,"Total United States" "Value of Shipments and Receipts" "(million dollars)" " Under 20",3,3,3 " 20-49",5,5,4 " 50-99",6,5,4 " 100-249",5,5,4 " 250-499",7,9,7 " 500 and Over",3,2,2 "Total",2,2,2

419

Combustion behaviour of a heavy duty common rail marine Diesel engine fumigated with propane  

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This paper presents results from the testing of a heavy duty common rail marine Diesel engine with electronically controlled two stage liquid fuel injection, operating under load on a test bench with propane mixed into the inlet air at various rates. Results are presented for a range of engine loads, with brake mean effective pressure up to 22 bar at 1800 rpm. The electronic engine control unit is not modified and allowed to respond to the addition of propane according to its inbuilt map. This results in retarded injection timing with increased propane addition at some test points. At each test point, constant engine speed and brake torque are maintained for various rates of propane addition. Cylinder pressure and the injector activation voltage are recorded with a high speed data acquisition system. Apparent heat release rate is calculated from the measured cylinder pressure. At high rates of propane addition very high pressure rise rates and severe knock are measured. At the high brake mean effective pressure conditions tested, knock limits propane supply rates to less than 20% by energy. Small increases in thermal efficiency are indicated with moderate rates of propane addition. Exhaust emissions of NOx, CO, HC and smoke are measured. CO, HC and smoke emissions increase significantly with increasing propane addition. For high propane supply rates, two distinct peaks in heat release rate are measured. Analysis is made of the flammability of the propane–air mixtures at the elevated temperatures at the end of the compression stroke, using the modified Burgess–Wheeler Law. At propane supply rates greater than 25%, the propane–air mixture is flammable in its own right at compression temperature. The apparent heat release rate, fuel injection timing and flammability data allow analysis of the mechanism of the combustion process with propane fumigation.

L. Goldsworthy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

WreckWatch: Automatic Traffic Accident Detection and Notification with Smartphones  

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Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the US. An important indicator of survival rates after an accident is the time between the accident and when emergency medical personnel are dispatched to the scene. Eliminating the time ... Keywords: cyber-physical systems, mobile cyber-physical systems, smartphones, traffic accident detection

Jules White; Chris Thompson; Hamilton Turner; Brian Dougherty; Douglas C. Schmidt

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tritium Precipitation in European Cities and in Osaka, Japan Owing to the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident  

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......Japan Owing to the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Taeko Koga Hiroshige...Takeo Niwa Hiroshi Kawai Atomic Energy Research Institute, Kinki...before and after the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident by the time...after the accident. Chernobyl nuclear plant accident|Tritium precipitation......

Taeko Koga; Hiroshige Morishima; Takeo Niwa; Hiroshi Kawai

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Roughly one out of every four accidents (25%) involves  

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Safety First Safety Last Safety Always Roughly one out of every four accidents (25%) involves at an unsafe speed · Failure to check mirrors often Fleet Safety: Backing Accidents Safety Tip #2 Accidents hurt-- safety doesn't. All backing accidents are preventable. The key is to plan ahead to avoid backing

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423

Radiological Health Effects Models for Nuclear Power Plant Accident Consequence Analysis — An Update (1990)  

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Technical Paper / Advances in Reactor Accident Consequence Assessment / Radiation Biology and Environment

John S. Evans

424

Shielding and criticality analyses of phase I reference truck and rail cask designs for spent nuclear fuel  

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Results are presented herein to determine the adequacy with respect to shielding regulations of reference designs for a truck cask containing 2 PWR or 5 BWR assemblies of standard burnup (45 GWd/MTU for PWR, 40 GWd/MTU for BWR) and 1 PWR assembly with extended burnup (55 GWd/MTU). The study also includes reference and modified rail cask designs with projected payloads of 8, 10, or 12 PWR assemblies. The burnup/age trends are analyzed in one dimension for both Pb and depleted uranium (DU) gamma-ray shields. The results of the two-dimensional shielding analysis uphold the one-dimensional results as being an appropriate means of studying the burnup/age trends for the truck cask. These results show that the reference design for the Pb-shield truck cask is inadequate for all cases considered, while the DU-shield truck cask is capable of carrying the desired payloads. The one-dimensional shielding analysis results for the reference Pb and DU rail casks indicate substantial margins exist in the side doses for reasonable burnup/age combinations. For a Pb-cask configuration, margins exist primarily for long-cooled (15 years) fuel. For the modified Pb and DU rail casks, the 2-m dose rates offer substantial margins below the regulatory limits for all burnup values considered provided the spent fuel has cooled for {>=}10 years. The modified Pb and DU casks yield essentially identical results and, hence, could be considered equivalent from a shielding perspective. The criticality analyses that were performed indicate that a truck basket can be designed to provide an adequate subcritical margin for 2 PWR assemblies enriched to 5 wt%. While the 10- and 12- assembly rail cask designs are very close to the regulatory limit of 0.95 for k{sub eff}, after accounting for a 0.01 {Delta}k bias and 2 standard deviations, the limit is exceeded by about 3%. It is believed that a combination of decreased enrichments and/or increased water gaps should allow these baskets to be acceptable.

Broadhead, B.L.; Childs, R.L.; Parks, C.V.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

The Effect of Fuel Price on Demands for Road and Rail Travel: An Application to the French Case  

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Abstract This paper analyses the fuel price sensitivity of French traffic. Crucially, it develops the use of innovative econometric models. Partial adjustment models have been selected to represent traffic between 1990 and 2010. The road traffic model includes explanatory variables such as the fuel price, GDP, the length of the motorway network, and a lagged variable of traffic. Furthermore, a rail demand model including fuel price as an explanatory variable is also processed. In the short term, an increase of 10% in fuel price leads to a fall of 1,4% in the road traffic whereas in the long term, it leads to a fall of 2,8%.

Marianne Delsaut

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive  

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Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material The purpose of this User's Guide is to provide instructors with an overview of the key points covered in the video. The Student Handout portion of this Guide is designed to assist the instructor in reviewing those points with students. The Student Handout should be distributed to students after the video is shown and the instructor should use the Guide to facilitate a discussion on each response disciplines' activities or duties at the scene. During this discussion, the instructor can present response scenarios, each of which would have a different discipline arriving first at the accident scene. The purpose of this discussion

427

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report BNFL, Inc. Employee...  

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Park Building K-31 February 1, 2004 On December 17, 2003, at approximately 7:15 a.m., an accident occurred at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) East Tennessee Technology Park,...

428

Type B Accident Investigation of the January 10, 2006, Flash...  

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January 10, 2006, Flash Fire and Injury at the Savannah River National Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of the January 10, 2006, Flash Fire and Injury at the Savannah River...

429

Accident Investigation Reports - Type B | Department of Energy  

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ignited the right leg of his 100% cotton anticontamination (anti-c) coveralls and the plastic bootie. February 1, 2003 Type B Accident Investigation of the January 28, 2003, Fall...

430

Accident Investigation of the July 30, 2013, Electrical Fatality...  

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30, 2013, Electrical Fatality on the Bandon-Rogue No. 1 115kV Line at the Bonneville Power Administration Accident Investigation of the July 30, 2013, Electrical Fatality on the...

431

Tort Law in road accidents. The involvement of police vehicles  

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Some members of Law Enforcement must use motor vehicles to fulfill its constitutional mission. To face up to traffic accidents, the Spanish Criminal Policy has been implemented criminal, procedural, administra...

Félix Francisco Serrano Gallardo

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Analysis of a hypothetical criticality accident in a waste supercompactor  

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A hypothetical nuclear criticality accident in a waste supercompactor is evaluated. The waste consists of a homogenous mixture of plutonium 49, beryllium, and air contained in a 35 gallon carbon steel drum. Possible consequences are investigated.

Plaster, M.J.; Basoglu, B.; Bentley, C.L.; Dunn, M.E.; Ruggles, A.E.; Wilkinson, A.; Yamamoto, T.; Dodds, H.L. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

433

Type B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven...  

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B Accident Investigation of the Arc Flash at Brookhaven National Laboratory, April 14, 2006 More Documents & Publications DOE-HDBK-1092-1998 DOE-HDBK-1092-2004 DOE-HDBK-1092-2013...

434

Modeling control room crews for accident sequence analysis  

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This report describes a systems-based operating crew model designed to simulate the behavior of an nuclear power plant control room crew during an accident scenario. This model can lead to an improved treatment of potential ...

Huang, Y. (Yuhao)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Type B Accident Investigation Of The February 25, 2009 Injury...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

To A Passenger In An Electric Cart At The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico Type B Accident Investigation Of The February 25, 2009 Injury To A Passenger In An...

436

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the Head Injury...  

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on the Head Injury to a Miner at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, New Mexico - August 25, 2004 Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the Head Injury to a Miner at...

437

HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND  

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within 50 miles of the nuclear power plant was estimated tothe radiation from the nuclear power plant accident. From anand the Peach Bottom nuclear power plants, like the general

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Type B Accident Investigation Report of the October 28, 2004...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Laboratory Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on September 23, 2009, in the D Area Powerhouse Worker Health Summary, 1995-2004...

439

Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc...  

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the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on September 23, 2009, in the D Area Powerhouse Type B Accident Investigation of the Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury on...

440

University Guidance for the REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS, DISEASES AND  

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University Guidance for the REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS, DISEASES AND DANGEROUS OCCURANCES HEALTH INJURY, HOSPITALISATION, DISEASE AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES.2 Reporting Over Three Days Absence Injury.........................................2 4.3 Reporting a Dangerous

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Type B Accident Investigation Injury Resulting From Violent Exothermic...  

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when the accident occurred. UT-Battelle at Grand Junction, Colorado, was the UT-Battelle satellite office responsible for the project. Field operations were being done by IT under...

442

Failsafe : living with man-made disaster and accident  

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"There is no progress with out progress of the catastrophe." Virilio. This thesis project proposes that technological solutions in the design of our systems are not enough to prevent 'man-made' accident. Social, organisational ...

Higgins, Saoirse, 1966-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Next-generation nuclear fuel withstands high-temperature accident...  

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teri.ehresman@inl.gov Bill Cabage (ORNL), 865-574-4399, cabagewh@ornl.gov Next-generation nuclear fuel withstands high-temperature accident conditions IDAHO FALLS - A safer...

444

Improved dose estimates for nuclear criticality accidents  

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Slide rules are improved for estimating doses and dose rates resulting from nuclear criticality accidents. The original slide rules were created for highly enriched uranium solutions and metals using hand calculations along with the decades old Way-Wigner radioactive decay relationship and the inverse square law. This work uses state-of-the-art methods and better data to improve the original slide rules and also to extend the slide rule concept to three additional systems; i.e., highly enriched (93.2 wt%) uranium damp (H/{sup 235}U = 10) powder (U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) and low-enriched (5 wt%) uranium mixtures (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}) with a H/{sup 235}U ratio of 200 and 500. Although the improved slide rules differ only slightly from the original slide rules, the improved slide rules and also the new slide rules can be used with greater confidence since they are based on more rigorous methods and better nuclear data.

Wilkinson, A.D.; Basoglu, B.; Bentley, C.L.; Dunn, M.E.; Plaster, M.J.; Dodds, H.L. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Nuclear Engineering Dept.; Haught, C.F. [Martin Marietta Utility Systems, Piketon, OH (United States); Yamamoto, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Hopper, C.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Routine and post-accident sampling in nuclear reactors  

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Review of the Three Mile Island accident by NRC has resulted in new post-accident-sampling-capability requirements for utilities that operate pressurized water reactors and/or boiling water reactors. Several vendors are offering equipment that they hope will suffice to met both the new NRC regulations and an operational deadline of January 1, 1981. The advantages and disadvantages of these systems and projected future-new-system needs for TVA reactors are being evaluated in light of TMI experience.

Armento, W.J.; Kitts, F.G.; German, G.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The role of NUREG-1150 in accident management  

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NUREG-1150 is being prepared by the NRC and its contractors to estimate the risk from five commercial light water reactors: Surry, Sequoyah, Peach Bottom, Grand Gulf, and Zion. Level 3 probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) are being prepared for each of these plants. These PRAs provide a framework for evaluating accident management alternatives from a risk standpoint. This paper describes the accident management benefits that NUREG-1150 is providing.

Camp, A.L.; Cramond, W.R.; Sype, T.T.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

The role of NUREG-1150 in accident management  

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The NUREG-1150 report is being prepared by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its contractors to estimate the risk from five commercial light water reactors: Surry, Sequoyah, Peach Bottom, Grand Gulf, and Zion. Level-3 probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) are being prepared for each of these plants. These PRAs provided a framework for evaluating accident management alternatives from a risk standpoint. This paper describes the accident management benefits that NUREG-1150 is providing.

Camp, A.L.; Cramond, W.R.; Sype, T.T.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Stock and Optimized Performance and Emissions with 5 and 20% Soy Biodiesel Blends in a Modern Common Rail Turbo-Diesel Engine  

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The effort described in this paper differs from the aforementioned studies in that it considers simultaneous modulation of four parameters (AFR, EGR fraction, rail pressure, start of main injection pulse) across their effective ranges on a modern six-cylinder engine with common rail injection, a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), and EGR at three different operating locations to determine optimal engine decision making. ... Data from all external and factory-installed engine sensors are collected with a dSPACE data acquisition system, which also has the capability to override ECM actuator commands. ...

Michael Bunce; David Snyder; Gayatri Adi; Carrie Hall; Jeremy Koehler; Bernabe Davila; Shankar Kumar; Phanindra Garimella; Donald Stanton; Gregory Shaver

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

449

Surrogate Spent Nuclear Fuel Vibration Integrity Investigation  

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Transportation packages for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) must meet safety requirements under normal and accident conditions as specified by federal regulations. During transportation, SNF experiences unique conditions and challenges to cladding integrity due to the vibrational and impact loading encountered during road or rail shipment. ORNL has been developing testing capabilities that can be used to improve our understanding of the impacts of vibration loading on SNF integrity, especially for high burn-up SNF in normal transportation operation conditions. This information can be used to meet nuclear industry and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs in the area of safety of SNF storage and transportation operations.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Wang, Hong [ORNL; Bevard, Bruce Balkcom [ORNL; Howard, Rob L [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Type B Accident Investigation Board Report on the March 27, 1998, Rotating Shaft Accident at the Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This report is an independent product of the Type B Accident Investigation Board appointed by John Kennedy, Acting Manager, Chicago Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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High-pressure late cycle direct injection of natural gas in a rail medium speed diesel engine  

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The performance of an Electro-Motive Division (EMD) 567B, two-cylinder locomotive research engine, when operated on high-pressure/late-cycle injection of natural gas, is presented in this paper. A redesign and fabrication of the fuel system was undertaken to facilitate the consumption of natural gas. A small percentage of No.2 diesel fuel (DF-2) was used to ignite the natural gas. Engine performance, while running natural gas, resulted in matching rated speed and power with slightly lower thermal efficiency. Full power was achieved with a ratio of 99 percent natural gas and 1 percent diesel fuel. However, at high natural gas to diesel fuel ratios, audible knock was detected. The primary objective of the project was to establish technical feasibility of, and basic technology for, operating medium-speed rail diesel engines on high-pressure natural gas. Secondary objectives were to attain adequate engine performance levels for rail application, develop a system oriented toward retrofit of in-service locomotives, and realize any potential improvements in thermal efficiency due to use of the high-pressure/late-cycle approach.

Wakenell, J.F.; O'Neal, G.B.; Baker, Q.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fumigation of a heavy duty common rail marine diesel engine with ethanol–water mixtures  

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A heavy duty common rail marine diesel engine operating with two stage injection is tested under load on a test bench with vapourised ethanol–water mixtures mixed into the inlet air at various rates. Ethanol/water mixture strengths of 93%, 72% and 45% by mass are tested. Results are presented for two engine loads at 1800 rpm, with brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) 17 bar and 20 bar. At each test point, constant engine speed and brake torque are maintained for various rates of aqueous ethanol addition. Small increases in brake thermal efficiency are measured with moderate rates of ethanol addition at a BMEP of 20 bar. Exhaust emissions of oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxygen and carbon dioxide, and exhaust opacity are measured. CO emissions and exhaust opacity tend to increase with increased ethanol addition. \\{NOx\\} emissions tend to decrease with increased ethanol addition and with increased water content. Hydrocarbon emissions remain low, near the detection limit of the analyser. Cylinder pressure and the electronically controlled two stage liquid fuel injection timing are recorded with a high speed data acquisition system. Apparent heat release rate is calculated from the measured cylinder pressure. The apparent heat release rate and fuel injection timing together allow analysis of the mechanism of the combustion process with ethanol fumigation. Two stage injection involves a small pre-injection of diesel fuel to reduce early pressure rise rates in normal diesel engine combustion. Even though injection timing is retarded by the Engine Control Unit as more ethanol is added, combustion timing effectively advances due to the effect of two stage injection. Where the ethanol/air mixture strength is above the lower flammability limit at compression temperatures, the mixture is ignited by the pre-injection and begins to burn rapidly by flame propagation and/or autoignitive propagation before the main liquid fuel injection begins. This occurs for ethanol energy substitution rates greater than 30%. Two distinct peaks in heat release rate appear at the higher ethanol rates. Severe knock becomes apparent for 34% ethanol. Two stage injection may be disadvantageous in these circumstances.

L. Goldsworthy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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08FFL-0020Influence of High Fuel Rail Pressure and Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction on PM Formation in an Off-Highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine  

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The influence of fuel rail pressure (FRP) and urea-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) on particulate matter (PM) formation is investigated in this paper along with notes regarding the NOx and other emissions. Increasing FRP was shown to reduce the overall soot and total PM mass for four operating conditions. These conditions included two high speed conditions (2400 rpm at 540 and 270 Nm of torque) and two moderated speed conditions (1400 rpm at 488 and 325 Nm). The concentrations of CO2 and NOx increased with fuel rail pressure and this is attributed to improved fuel-air mixing. Interestingly, the level of unburned hydrocarbons remained constant (or increased slightly) with increased FRP. PM concentration was measured using an AVL smoke meter and scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS); and total PM was collected using standard gravimetric techniques. These results showed that the smoke number and particulate concentrations decrease with increasing FRP. However the decrease becomes more gradual as very high rail pressures. Additionally, the total PM decreased with increasing FRP; however, the soluble organic fraction (SOF) reaches a maximum after which it declines with higher rail pressure. The total PM was collected for the two 1400 rpm conditions downstream of the engine, diesel oxidation catalyst, and a urea-SCR catalyst. The results show that significant PM reduction occurs in the SCR catalyst even during high rates of urea dosage. Analysis of the PM indicates that residual SOF is burned up in the SCR catalyst.

Kass, Michael D [ORNL; Domingo, Norberto [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Lewis Sr, Samuel Arthur [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Soot and Particle Size Distribution in the Exhaust of a Common Rail Light-Duty Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel  

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Limited studies have been accumulated as to the effects of biodiesel on PSD in light-duty modern diesel engines employed with common rail (CR) injection system and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) that are currently widely used in transportation vehicles in European and U.S. markets. ... 0 diesel, which is commonly used in the Chinese market. ...

Xusheng Zhang; Zhijun Wu; Liguang Li

2012-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring the impact of nuclear accidents on energy policy  

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Abstract This paper investigates the effects of nuclear accidents on energy policy with the help of a panel dataset of 31 countries from 1965 to 2009, using annual data on the capacity of reactor construction starts, as well as the timing of three nuclear accidents scaled five or higher on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale. After determining the extent of the accident impact in the different countries, I find that neither the Three Mile Island (TMI) nor the Lucens accidents had a worldwide negative effect on construction starts, while Chernobyl did. Three Mile Island had a lasting impact in the United States, however. I show that the effect of Chernobyl wore off in certain geographical clusters, after ten to thirty years. An accident is likely to have a negative and long lasting impact in the country where it happened, and possibly in countries affected by the direct consequences. I find that nuclear capacity enlargement shows a significant lock-in effect, but it was also driven by primary energy consumption and energy security considerations in the past five decades.

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Study on Total Instantaneous Blockage Accident for CEFR  

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Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) is under construction in China. It is essential to investigate core disruptive accidents (CDAs) for the evaluation of CEFR's safety characteristic. Accident of total instantaneous blockage in single assembly scale had already been modeled and analyzed. The degradation scenario had been calculated by a fluid-dynamics analysis code for liquid-metal fast reactors (LMFRs). For further investigation of accident process and influence to the near bundles, the seven assembly scale were then simulated and calculated. Total instantaneous blockage was assumed to occur in the center assembly under normal operating conditions and consequences to neighboring assemblies were studied. The result shows that the key events such as sodium boiling, clad melting, fuel particles relocation, hexcan failure and melt discharge into neighboring six assemblies symmetrically were adequately simulated. All the key events appeared in the same sequence as the single assembly simulation, while hexcan failure occurred later than that of single assembly simulation. The reason for the different timing may be the boundary condition assumption can influence the heat removal from the blocked assembly. The seven-assembly scale model can reduce the boundary condition's uncertainties and help to give a better understanding and prediction of hypothetical accident scenario in subassembly blockage accidents for CEFR. (authors)

Zhe Wang; Xuewu Cao [Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai (China)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accident Sequence Evaluation Program: Human reliability analysis procedure  

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This document presents a shortened version of the procedure, models, and data for human reliability analysis (HRA) which are presented in the Handbook of Human Reliability Analysis With emphasis on Nuclear Power Plant Applications (NUREG/CR-1278, August 1983). This shortened version was prepared and tried out as part of the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program (ASEP) funded by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and managed by Sandia National Laboratories. The intent of this new HRA procedure, called the ''ASEP HRA Procedure,'' is to enable systems analysts, with minimal support from experts in human reliability analysis, to make estimates of human error probabilities and other human performance characteristics which are sufficiently accurate for many probabilistic risk assessments. The ASEP HRA Procedure consists of a Pre-Accident Screening HRA, a Pre-Accident Nominal HRA, a Post-Accident Screening HRA, and a Post-Accident Nominal HRA. The procedure in this document includes changes made after tryout and evaluation of the procedure in four nuclear power plants by four different systems analysts and related personnel, including human reliability specialists. The changes consist of some additional explanatory material (including examples), and more detailed definitions of some of the terms. 42 refs.

Swain, A.D.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

An application of probabilistic safety assessment methods to model aircraft systems and accidents  

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A case study modeling the thrust reverser system (TRS) in the context of the fatal accident of a Boeing 767 is presented to illustrate the application of Probabilistic Safety Assessment methods. A simplified risk model consisting of an event tree with supporting fault trees was developed to represent the progression of the accident, taking into account the interaction between the TRS and the operating crew during the accident, and the findings of the accident investigation. A feasible sequence of events leading to the fatal accident was identified. Several insights about the TRS and the accident were obtained by applying PSA methods. Changes proposed for the TRS also are discussed.

Martinez-Guridi, G.; Hall, R.E.; Fullwood, R.R.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Safety of Radioactive Material Transportation  

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What are examples of severe testing? What are examples of severe testing? How do the certification tests compare to real-life accidents? Demonstrating target hardness. These full-scale tests, conducted at Sandia National Laboratories Transportation Programs, demonstrate how spent fuel casks perform in accident environments that are more similar to what may happen during actual shipments. Each of the tests included the transportation vehicle as well as the cask. The damage to the casks from these tests was less than the damage during the regulatory hypothetical accident tests, demonstrating that the regulatory tests are more severe. DESCRIPTION PHOTO DURING TEST PHOTO AFTER TEST PHOTO OF PACKAGE AFTER TEST VIDEO OF TEST CRASH TEST Cask rail car with a 74 ton Type B Package on it crashing into a 690 ton concrete block at 81 miles per hour [photo]

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Transportation  

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Health Risks » Transportation Health Risks » Transportation DUF6 Health Risks line line Accidents Storage Conversion Manufacturing Disposal Transportation Transportation A discussion of health risks associated with transport of depleted UF6. Transport Regulations and Requirements In the future, it is likely that depleted uranium hexafluoride cylinders will be transported to a conversion facility. For example, it is currently anticipated that the cylinders at the ETTP Site in Oak Ridge, TN, will be transported to the Portsmouth Site, OH, for conversion. Uranium hexafluoride has been shipped safely in the United States for over 40 years by both truck and rail. Shipments of depleted UF6 would be made in accordance with all applicable transportation regulations. Shipment of depleted UF6 is regulated by the

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Accident Investigation at the Idaho National Laboratory Engineering  

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Accident Investigation at the Idaho National Laboratory Engineering Accident Investigation at the Idaho National Laboratory Engineering Demonstration Facility, February 2013 Accident Investigation at the Idaho National Laboratory Engineering Demonstration Facility, February 2013 On Monday, February 12, 2013, a principal investigator at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Engineering Demonstration Facility (IEDF) was testing the system configuration of experimental process involving liquid sodium carbonate. An unanticipated event occurred that resulted in the ejection of the 900° C liquid sodium carbonate from the system. The ejected liquid came into contact with the principal investigator and caused multiple second and third degree burn injuries to approximately 10 percent of his body. The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Site Lead for

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Sec. Herrington Leads Delegation in Response to Chernobyl Accident |  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Sec. Herrington Leads Delegation in Response to Chernobyl Accident | Sec. Herrington Leads Delegation in Response to Chernobyl Accident | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our History > NNSA Timeline > Sec. Herrington Leads Delegation in Response to ... Sec. Herrington Leads Delegation in Response to Chernobyl Accident

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Post-accident gas generation from radiolysis of organic materials  

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This report presents a methodology for estimating the gas generation rates resulting from radiolysis of organic materials in paints and electrical cable insulation inside a nuclear reactor containment building under design basis accident conditions. The methodology was based on absorption of the radiation energies from the post-accident fission products and the assumed gas yields of the irradiated materials. A sample calculation was made using conservative assumptions, plant-specific data of a nuclear power plant, and a radiation source term which took into account the time-dependent release and physico-chemical behavior of the fission products.

Wing, J.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Health Risks of Accidents at Nuclear Power Plants  

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To the Editor: Christodouleas et al. (June 16 issue) discuss the health risks of nuclear accidents but do not include the psychological and social effects of such events. Such casualties in Fukushima will far exceed any cases of physical illness. Having just returned from the region to assess mental... To the Editor: Christodouleas et al. (June 16 issue)1 discuss the health risks of nuclear accidents but do not include the psychological and social effects of such events. Such casualties in Fukushima will far exceed any cases of physical illness. Having ...

2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accidents problemes sanitaires Sample Search...  

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' VISION 'Vision Problem?' DRIVEED 'Driver Education?'; FORMAT ACCIDENT DRIVEED YOUNG OLD YES... an accident is 1.1174(1+1.1174) 0.5277. Taking a similar person, except...

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Sample search results for: accident management measures Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 An Internet-based, Searchable Database of Air Accidents N. Storey, B.Sc., Ph.D., FBCS, MIEE,...

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Information Sciences ; Biology and Medicine 9 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accident prone drivers Sample Search Results  

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State University Collection: Geosciences 4 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 2 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accident dinamika formirovaniya Sample...  

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Environmental Sciences and Ecology 5 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accident insurance Sample Search Results  

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Taiwan University Collection: Geosciences 2 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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Environmental Sciences and Ecology 5 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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Chemistry ; Biology and Medicine 3 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 7 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accident issledovanie raspredeleniya Sample...  

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raspredeleniya Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: U of L Campus...

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ria conditions Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 U of L Campus AccidentIncident Report Automobile AccidentIncident Page 1 of 2 University of Lethbridge Summary: Incident:...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accidents dus aux Sample Search Results  

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dus aux Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: accidents dus aux Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 DCLARATION RELATIVE AUX ACCIDENTS JOINDRE AUX...

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Calculation Notes for Subsurface Leak Resulting in Pool, TWRS FSAR Accident Analysis  

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This document includes the calculations performed to quantify the risk associated with the unmitigated and mitigated accident scenarios described in the TWRS FSAR for the accident analysis titled: Subsurface Leaks Resulting in Pool.

Hall, B.W.

1996-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation notes for surface leak resulting in pool, TWRS FSAR accident analysis  

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This document includes the calculations performed to quantify the risk associated with the unmitigated and mitigated accident scenarios described in the TWRS FSAR for the accident analysis titled: Surface Leaks Resulting in Pool.

Hall, B.W.

1996-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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2 Why System Safety Professionals Should Read Accident Reports C. M. Holloway*, C. W. Johnson Summary: of regular reading of accident reports is the prospect that doing so will...

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Environmental radionuclide distribution in Georgia after the Chernobyl accident  

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Atmospheric Chernobyl-released radioactivity, assessed at about 2 x 10{sup 18} Bq, caused global environmental contamination. Contaminated air masses appeared in the Transcaucasian region in early May, 1986. Rains that month promoted intense radionuclide deposition all over Georgia. The contamination level of western Georgia considerably exceeded the contamination level of eastern Georgia. The Black Sea coast of Georgia suffered from the Chernobyl accident as much as did strongly contaminated areas of the Ukraine and Belarus`. Unfortunately, governmental decrees on countermeasures against the consequences of the Chernobyl accident at that time did not even refer to the coast of Georgia. The authors observed the first increase in radioactivity background in rainfall samples collected on May 2, 1986, in Tbilisi. {gamma}-Spectrometric measurements of aerosol filters, vegetation, food stuffs, and other objects, in addition to rainfall, persistently confirmed the occurrence of short-lived radionuclides, including {sup 131}I. At first, this fact seemed unbelievable, because the Chernobyl accident had occurred only 4-5 days earlier and far from Georgia. However, these arguments proved to be faulty. Soon, environmental monitoring of radiation in Georgia became urgent. Environmental radionuclide distribution in Georgia shortly after the Chernobyl accident, as well as the methods of analysis, are reported in this paper.

Mosulishvili, L.M.; Shoniya, N.I.; Katamadze, N.M. [Institute of Physics, Tbilisi, Georgia (Russian Federation)] [and others

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Improved dose estimates for nuclear criticality accidents: Preliminary results  

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A method for the determination of radiation doses resulting from a hypothetical crticality accident is presented. The method is an improvement over the slide-rule method cuurently used. The improved method calculates doses for low eneriched uranium as well as highly enriched solutions.

Wilkinson, A.; Basoglu, B.; Bentley, C.; Dunn, M.; Plaster, M.; Yamamoto, T.; Dodds, H. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Hopper, C. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

483

ACCIDENT PREVENTION SIGNS, TAGS, LABELS, SIGNALS, PIPING SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND  

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ANSI and/or OSHA requirements. USACE facilities shall use signs based upon the specifications opt to use signs meeting either the OSHA or ANSI standards for temporary use during the life and Tags; d. 29 CFR 1926.200; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; e. ANSI/IEEE C95.2; f. ANSI Z136.1; g

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484

Source terms for plutonium aerosolization from nuclear weapon accidents  

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The source term literature was reviewed to estimate aerosolized and respirable release fractions for accidents involving plutonium in high-explosive (HE) detonation and in fuel fires. For HE detonation, all estimates are based on the total amount of Pu. For fuel fires, all estimates are based on the amount of Pu oxidized. I based my estimates for HE detonation primarily upon the results from the Roller Coaster experiment. For hydrocarbon fuel fire oxidation of plutonium, I based lower bound values on laboratory experiments which represent accident scenarios with very little turbulence and updraft of a fire. Expected values for aerosolization were obtained from the Vixen A field tests, which represent a realistic case for modest turbulence and updraft, and for respirable fractions from some laboratory experiments involving large samples of Pu. Upper bound estimates for credible accidents are based on experiments involving combustion of molten plutonium droplets. In May of 1991 the DOE Pilot Safety Study Program established a group of experts to estimate the fractions of plutonium which would be aerosolized and respirable for certain nuclear weapon accident scenarios.

Stephens, D.R.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Level 1 Accident Report of the March 1, 2010 Bobcat Fatality at BPA's White Bluffs Substation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

On March 2, 2010 at the request of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Chief Safety Officer, a Level I Accident Investigation was convened to investigate an accident in which a supplemental labor contractor was fatally injured in a Bobcat/backhoe accident at the White Bluffs Substation near Richland, Washington on March 1, 2010.

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Manuscript to appear in Environment, Systems and Decisions CALCULATING NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PROBABILITIES  

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Manuscript to appear in Environment, Systems and Decisions CALCULATING NUCLEAR ACCIDENT there is no authoritative, comprehensive and public historical record of nuclear power plant accidents, we reconstructed a nuclear accident dataset from peer-reviewed and other literature. We found that, in a sample of five

Boyer, Edmond

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"Economic","per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Characteristic(a)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)"  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.2;" 2 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.2;" " Unit: Percents." ,,,"Consumption" ,,"Consumption","per Dollar" ,"Consumption","per Dollar","of Value" "Economic","per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Characteristic(a)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)" ,"Total United States" "Value of Shipments and Receipts" "(million dollars)" " Under 20",2.5,2.5,2.4 " 20-49",5,5,4.3 " 50-99",5.8,5.8,5.3 " 100-249",6.2,6.2,5.3 " 250-499",8.2,8,7.1 " 500 and Over",4.3,3,2.7

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"NAICS",,"per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Code(a)","Economic Characteristic(b)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)"  

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3 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.3;" 3 Relative Standard Errors for Table 6.3;" " Unit: Percents." " "," ",,,"Consumption" " "," ",,"Consumption","per Dollar" " "," ","Consumption","per Dollar","of Value" "NAICS",,"per Employee","of Value Added","of Shipments" "Code(a)","Economic Characteristic(b)","(million Btu)","(thousand Btu)","(thousand Btu)" ,,"Total United States" " 311 - 339","ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES" ,"Value of Shipments and Receipts" ,"(million dollars)" ," Under 20",3,3,3

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Type B Accident Investigation Board Report of the January 20, 1998, Electrical Accident at the Casa Grande Substation,South of Phoenix, Arizona  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This report is an independent product of the Type-B Accident Investigation Board appointed by Michael S.Cowan, Chief Program Officer, Western Area Power Administration.

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Radiological transportation risk assessment of the shipment of sodium-bonded fuel from the Fast Flux Test Facility to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

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This document was written in support of Environmental Assessment: Shutdown of the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. It analyzes the potential radiological risks associated with the transportation of sodium-bonded metal alloy and mixed carbide fuel from the FFTF on the Hanford Site in Washington State to the Idaho Engineering Laboratory in Idaho in the T-3 Cask. RADTRAN 4 is used for the analysis which addresses potential risk from normal transportation and hypothetical accident scenarios.

Green, J.R.

1995-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

491

Mitigation of Severe Accident Consequences Using Inherent Safety Principles  

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Sodium-cooled fast reactors are designed to have a high level of safety. Events of high probability of occurrence are typically handled without consequence through reliable engineering systems and good design practices. For accidents of lower probability, the initiating events are characterized by larger and more numerous challenges to the reactor system, such as failure of one or more major engineered systems and can also include a failure to scram the reactor in response. As the initiating conditions become more severe, they have the potential for creating serious consequences of potential safety significance, including fuel melting, fuel pin disruption and recriticality. If the progression of such accidents is not mitigated by design features of the reactor, energetic events and dispersal of radioactive materials may result. For severe accidents, there are several approaches that can be used to mitigate the consequences of such severe accident initiators, which typically include fuel pin failures and core disruption. One approach is to increase the reliability of the reactor protection system so that the probability of an ATWS event is reduced to less than 1 x 10-6 per reactor year, where larger accident consequences are allowed, meeting the U.S. NRC goal of relegating such accident consequences as core disruption to these extremely low probabilities. The main difficulty with this approach is to convincingly test and guarantee such increased reliability. Another approach is to increase the redundancy of the reactor scram system, which can also reduce the probability of an ATWS event to a frequency of less than 1 x 10-6 per reactor year or lower. The issues with this approach are more related to reactor core design, with the need for a greater number of control rod positions in the reactor core and the associated increase in complexity of the reactor protection system. A third approach is to use the inherent reactivity feedback that occurs in a fast reactor to automatically respond to the change in reactor conditions and to result in a benign response to these events. This approach has the advantage of being relatively simple to implement, and does not face the issue of reliability since only fundamental physical phenomena are used in a passive manner, not active engineered systems. However, the challenge is to present a convincing case that such passive means can be implemented and used. The purpose of this paper is to describe this third approach in detail, the technical basis and experimental validation for the approach, and the resulting reactor performance that can be achieved for ATWS events.

R. A. Wigeland; J. E. Cahalan

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Portsmouth Site Plant Surpasses Five Years Without Lost-Time Accident |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Plant Surpasses Five Years Without Lost-Time Plant Surpasses Five Years Without Lost-Time Accident Portsmouth Site Plant Surpasses Five Years Without Lost-Time Accident November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis BWCS employees from all departments of the DUF6 project at the Portsmouth site come together to mark five years without a lost-time accident. BWCS employees from all departments of the DUF6 project at the Portsmouth site come together to mark five years without a lost-time accident. Russ Hall, environment, safety and health supervisor, changes the DUF6 project sign to mark five years without a lost-time accident. Russ Hall, environment, safety and health supervisor, changes the DUF6 project sign to mark five years without a lost-time accident. BWCS employees from all departments of the DUF6 project at the Portsmouth site come together to mark five years without a lost-time accident.

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Order Module--DOE Order 225.1B, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS | Department of  

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Order 225.1B, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS Order 225.1B, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS Order Module--DOE Order 225.1B, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS DOE O 225.1B prescribes organizational responsibilities, authorities, and requirements for conducting investigations of certain accidents occurring at DOE sites, facilities, areas, operations, and activities. The purpose of the accident investigation is to understand and identify the causes that contributed to the accident so those deficiencies can be addressed and corrected. This, in turn, is intended to prevent recurrence and promote improved environmental protection and safety and health of DOE employees, contractors, and the public. Moreover, accident investigations are used to promote the values and concepts of a learning organization. The department's integrated safety management (ISM) feedback and improvement

494

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Natural Gas Safety after a Traffic Accident  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Volume II - Accident and Operational Safety Analysis Handbook  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

208-2012 208-2012 July 2012 DOE HANDBOOK Accident and Operational Safety Analysis Volume II: Operational Safety Analysis Techniques U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C. 20585 NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-HDBK-1208-2012 i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Department of Energy (DOE) Accident and Operational Safety Analysis Handbook was prepared under the sponsorship of the DOE Office of Health Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Corporate Safety Programs, and the Energy Facility Contractors Operating Group (EFCOG), Industrial Hygiene and Safety Sub-group of the Environmental Health and Safety Working Group. The preparers would like to gratefully acknowledge the authors whose works are referenced in this document, and the individuals who provided valuable technical insights and/or specific

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INDUSTRIAL/MILITARY ACTIVITY-INITIATED ACCIDENT SCREENING ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

Impacts due to nearby installations and operations were determined in the Preliminary MGDS Hazards Analysis (CRWMS M&O 1996) to be potentially applicable to the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain. This determination was conservatively based on limited knowledge of the potential activities ongoing on or off the Nevada Test Site (NTS). It is intended that the Industrial/Military Activity-Initiated Accident Screening Analysis provided herein will meet the requirements of the ''Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants'' (NRC 1987) in establishing whether this external event can be screened from further consideration or must be included as a design basis event (DBE) in the development of accident scenarios for the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). This analysis only considers issues related to preclosure radiological safety. Issues important to waste isolation as related to impact from nearby installations will be covered in the MGR performance assessment.

D.A. Kalinich

1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

497

Analysis of a hypothetical criticality accident in a waste supercompactor  

SciTech Connect

A hypothetical nuclear criticality accident in a waste supercompactor is examined. The material being compressed in the compactor is a homogeneous mixture of beryllium and {sup 239}Pu. The point-kinetics equations with simple thermal-hydraulic feedback are used to model the transient behavior of the system. A computer code has been developed to solve the model equations. The computer code calculates the fission power history, fission yield, bulk temperature of the system, and several other thermal-hydraulic parameters of interest. Calculations have been performed for the waste supercompactor for various material misloading configurations. The peak power for the various accident scenarios varies from 1.04 {times} 10{sup 17} to 4.85 {times} 10{sup 20} fissions per second (fps). The total yield varies from 8.21 {times} 10{sup 17} to 7.73 {times} 10{sup 18} fissions, and the bulk temperature of the system varies from 412 to >912 K.

Plaster, M.J.; Basoglu, B.; Bentley, C.L.; Dunn, M.E.; Ruggles, A.E.; Wilkinson, A.D.; Yamamoto, T.; Dodds, H.L. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Nuclear Engineering Dept.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chernobyl accident and the problem of {sup 241}Am  

SciTech Connect

The accumulation and decay of {sup 241}Am formed in the reactor of the fourth block of the Chernobyl atomic energy station at the time of the accident of April 26, 1986 are analyzed. Possible pathways for {sup 241}Am uptake in man are examined. The maximum equivalent dose after 70 years is estimated for a critical population living at the edge of the exclusion zone.

Pazukhin, E.M.; Drozd, I.P.; Tokarevskii, V.V. [V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Self-mixing phenomenology in hypothetical core-disruptive accidents  

SciTech Connect

Physical processes are investigated that lead to the thermal equilibration of a disrupted liquid metal fast breeder reactor (LMFBR) core following a hypothetical core-disruptive accident (HCDA). Their impact is assessed, particularly as relating to the SIMMER code. The turbulent structure in the core region is characterized and bounding estimates are derived of thermal equilibration (''self-mixing'') times. The implication of these results for LMFBR safety research is discussed briefly.

Chapyak, E.J.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Markov Model of Severe Accident Progression and Management  

SciTech Connect

The earthquake and tsunami that hit the nuclear power plants at the Fukushima Daiichi site in March 2011 led to extensive fuel damage, including possible fuel melting, slumping, and relocation at the affected reactors. A so-called feed-and-bleed mode of reactor cooling was initially established to remove decay heat. The plan was to eventually switch over to a recirculation cooling system. Failure of feed and bleed was a possibility during the interim period. Furthermore, even if recirculation was established, there was a possibility of its subsequent failure. Decay heat has to be sufficiently removed to prevent further core degradation. To understand the possible evolution of the accident conditions and to have a tool for potential future hypothetical evaluations of accidents at other nuclear facilities, a Markov model of the state of the reactors was constructed in the immediate aftermath of the accident and was executed under different assumptions of potential future challenges. This work was performed at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy to explore 'what-if' scenarios in the immediate aftermath of the accident. The work began in mid-March and continued until mid-May 2011. The analysis had the following goals: (1) To provide an overall framework for describing possible future states of the damaged reactors; (2) To permit an impact analysis of 'what-if' scenarios that could lead to more severe outcomes; (3) To determine approximate probabilities of alternative end-states under various assumptions about failure and repair times of cooling systems; (4) To infer the reliability requirements of closed loop cooling systems needed to achieve stable core end-states and (5) To establish the importance for the results of the various cooling system and physical phenomenological parameters via sensitivity calculations.

Bari, R.A.; Cheng, L.; Cuadra,A.; Ginsberg,T.; Lehner,J.; Martinez-Guridi,G.; Mubayi,V.; Pratt,W.T.; Yue, M.

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z