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  1. Federal Railroad Administration

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    Manager Federal Railroad Administration Federal Railroad Administration Dedicated Train Study- Report to Congress FRA' s Research & Development Office (as lead on the study)...

  2. Federal Railroad Administration

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    Transportation Federal Railroad Administration Overview of Proposed Rail Safety & Security Rulemakings Kevin R. Blackwell FRA Hazmat Division Washington, DC Federal Authority DOT...

  3. Federal Railroad Administration

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    - HQ Hazmat Division, Washington, DC. Federal Railroad Administration Dedicated Train Study - Report to Congress November 2003 - FRA' s Ofc. Of Research & Development...

  4. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing Presentation made by Kevin...

  5. Intermodal Railroad Daniel Brock

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    Nagurney, Anna

    of Railroad: Shipments First rail completed in 1830 - Minerals, timber, and agriculture Boxcar 1830s to 1960 made on rail infrastructure are done by owning company. Highways are public and must be funded publicly Southern CSX #12;Who? Revenue by Intermodal BNSF:37% UP: 19% CSX: 14% NS: 20% Rail companies should

  6. Plenary II -- Evaluation of Shortline Railroads

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    Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads...

  7. Evaluating flexibility in railroad construction projects

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    Oh, Choong Ryun, 1972-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis aims to valuate flexibilities in a large-scale railroad construction project. In general, a railroad construction project involves a large amount of flexibilities due to its long construction period and conflicts ...

  8. Railroad and locomotive technology roadmap.

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    Stodolsky, F.; Gaines, L.; Energy Systems

    2003-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Railroads are important to the U.S. economy. They transport freight efficiently, requiring less energy and emitting fewer pollutants than other modes of surface transportation. While the railroad industry has steadily improved its fuel efficiency--by 16% over the last decade--more can, and needs to, be done. The ability of locomotive manufacturers to conduct research into fuel efficiency and emissions reduction is limited by the small number of locomotives manufactured annually. Each year for the last five years, the two North American locomotive manufacturers--General Electric Transportation Systems and the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors--have together sold about 800 locomotives in the United States. With such a small number of units over which research costs can be spread, outside help is needed to investigate all possible ways to reduce fuel usage and emissions. Because fuel costs represent a significant portion of the total operating costs of a railroad, fuel efficiency has always been an important factor in the design of locomotives and in the operations of a railroad. However, fuel efficiency has recently become even more critical with the introduction of strict emission standards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to be implemented in stages (Tiers 0, 1, and 2) between 2000 and 2005. Some of the technologies that could be employed to meet the emission standards may negatively affect fuel economy--by as much as 10-15% when emissions are reduced to Tier 1 levels. Lowering fuel economy by that magnitude would have a serious impact on the cost to the consumer of goods shipped by rail, on the competitiveness of the railroad industry, and on this country's dependence on foreign oil. Clearly, a joint government/industry R&D program is needed to help catalyze the development of advanced technologies that will substantially reduce locomotive engine emissions while also improving train system energy efficiency. DOE convened an industry-government workshop in January 2001 to gauge industry interest. As a result, the railroads, their suppliers, and the federal government5 have embarked on a cooperative effort to further improve railroad fuel efficiency--by 25% between now and 2010 and by 50% by 2020, on an equivalent gallon per revenue ton-mile basis, while meeting emission standards, all in a cost-effective, safe manner. This effort aims to bring the collaborative approaches of other joint industry-government efforts, such as FreedomCAR and the 21st Century Truck partnership, to the problem of increasing rail fuel efficiency. Under these other programs, DOE's Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies has supported research on technologies to reduce fuel use and air emissions by light- and heavy-duty vehicles. DOE plans to bring similar efforts to bear on improving locomotives. The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration will also be a major participant in this new effort, primarily by supporting research on railroad safety. Like FreedomCAR and the 21st Century Truck program, a joint industry-government research effort devoted to locomotives and railroad technology could be a 'win' for the public and a 'win' for industry. Industry's expertise and in-kind contributions, coupled with federal funding and the resources of the DOE's national laboratories, could make for an efficient, effective program with measurable energy efficiency targets and realistic deployment schedules. This document provides the necessary background for developing such a program. Potential R&D pathways to greatly improve the efficiency of freight transportation by rail, while meeting future emission standards in a cost-effective, safe manner, were developed jointly by an industry-government team as a result of DOE's January 2001 Workshop on Locomotive Emissions and System Efficiency and are presented here. The status of technology, technical targets, barriers, and technical approaches for engine, locomotive, rail systems, and advanced power plants and fuels are presented.

  9. Locomotive Fuelling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations Bodhibrata Nag1

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    Murty, Katta G.

    on electric traction to a large extent, US railroads rely mostly on diesel fuel (100% of US freight is hauled is the cost of fuel. This case study deals with minimizing the cost of fuel and the cost of contracting trucks About 75% of the world's railroads operate with diesel fuel. Even though European railroads rely

  10. Karen Hedlund, Chief Counsel Federal Railroad Administration

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Karen Hedlund, Chief Counsel Federal Railroad Administration Presentation to the Hagestad Sandhouse-educate, and out-build the rest of the world... That's how we'll win the future." - President Barack Obama, January China are building . . . thousands of miles of high-speed rail." - President Barack Obama, April 19

  11. ILLINOIS RAILROAD ENGINEERING Using the RTC Simulation Model to

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Slide 1 ILLINOIS RAILROAD ENGINEERING Using the RTC Simulation Model to Evaluate Effects) ­ Simulation models include detailed infrastructure configuration and mimics train dispatcher logic · Closest

  12. Diesel Locomotive Fueling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations

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    Murty, Katta G.

    Chapter 2 Diesel Locomotive Fueling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations Bodhibrata Nag Katta G their operating costs low. About 75% of transport by railroads in the world is based on diesel locomotives by diesel locomotives. One of the major compo- nents in the operating cost of diesel powered rail transport

  13. Train derailment and railroad barrier interaction simulation

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    Zhang, Heping

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; and (4) impact force between cars. The properties of these forces are discussed below: 11 1. Coupling force and coupling moment a) Coupling force: Figure 3. 4 shows the force-displacement relation which was used in the simulation for coupler action... or eliminate the risk of the passenger track intrusion by derailing cars on adjacent track is of concern to the railroad authorities. The purpose of this study is through computer simulation to investigate the behavior of the train derailment and to determine...

  14. Driver comprehension of railroad-highway grade crossings

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    Messick, Jennifer

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past twenty years, over $2 billion has been allocated for the improvement of railroad-highway grade crossings. Many passive crossings have been upgraded with active protection which has decreased the number of collisions at grade crossings...

  15. Predicting violations at gated active highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Bean, Jonathan Alan

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -railroad grade crossing. It also was recommended that constant warning time devices be used whenever feasible with priority given to crossings with multiple tracks and/or average train speeds below 35 km/hr....

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

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    Alpert, Steven M

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. GIS for Nevada railroads: 1993 report

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    Carr, J.R.

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is an interim report on a task within a large, ongoing study by the University of Nevada, Reno to examine the safety of Nevada railroads. The overall goal, of which this year`s research is a middle stage, is to develop models based on the use of geographic information systems (GIS). These models are to enable the selection of the best and safest railway routes for the transport of high-level nuclear waste across Nevada to the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain. Last year`s research concluded that the databases are adequate and that GIS are feasible and desirable for displaying the multi-layered data required to reach decisions about safety. It developed several database layers. This report deals with work during 1993 on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for rail-route selection. The goal was to identify and assemble many of the databases necessary for the models. In particular, the research aimed to identify (a) any problems with developing database layers; and (b) the level of effort required. This year`s effort developed database layers for two Nevada counties: Clark and Lincoln. The layers dealt with: topographic information, geologic information, and land ownership. These are among the most important database layers. The database layers were successfully created. No significant problems arose in developing them. The level of effort did not exceed the expected level. The most effective approach is by means of digital, shaded relief maps. (Sample maps appear in plates.) Therefore, future database development will be straightforward. Research may proceed on the full development of shaded relief elevation maps for Elko, White Pine, Nye and Eureka counties and with actual modeling for the selection of a route or routes between the UP/SP line in northern Nevada and Yucca Mountain.

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

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    NONE

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

  19. Energy Conservation Projects to Benefit the Railroad Industry

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    Clifford Mirman; Promod Vohra

    2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Energy Conservation Projects to benefit the railroad industry using the Norfolk Southern Company as a model for the railroad industry has five unique tasks which are in areas of importance within the rail industry, and specifically in the area of energy conservation. The NIU Engineering and Technology research team looked at five significant areas in which research and development work can provide unique solutions to the railroad industry in energy the conservation. (1) Alternate Fuels - An examination of various blends of bio-based diesel fuels for the railroad industry, using Norfolk Southern as a model for the industry. The team determined that bio-diesel fuel is a suitable alternative to using straight diesel fuel, however, the cost and availability across the country varies to a great extent. (2) Utilization of fuel cells for locomotive power systems - While the application of the fuel cell has been successfully demonstrated in the passenger car, this is a very advanced topic for the railroad industry. There are many safety and power issues that the research team examined. (3) Thermal and emission reduction for current large scale diesel engines - The current locomotive system generates large amount of heat through engine cooling and heat dissipation when the traction motors are used to decelerate the train. The research team evaluated thermal management systems to efficiently deal with large thermal loads developed by the operating engines. (4) Use of Composite and Exotic Replacement Materials - Research team redesigned various components using new materials, coatings, and processes to provide the needed protection. Through design, analysis, and testing, new parts that can withstand the hostile environments were developed. (5) Tribology Applications - Identification of tribology issues in the Railroad industry which play a significant role in the improvement of energy usage. Research team analyzed and developed solutions which resulted in friction modification to improve energy efficiency.

  20. PROLONGING THE USEFUL LIFE OF RAILROAD TIMBER BRIDGES

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    and maintenance, categorized into preventive, early remedial, and major are discussed. The paper concludes on maintenance practices which will prolong the useful life of existing railroad bridges. This paper outlines the various factors which play a role in the deterioration of timber bridges and the maintenance required

  1. Railroad Environmental Conference University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to Locate Contaminant Beneath Railroad Track Jim Hyslip ­ Hy for Ethanol 2% - 5% Natural Gasoline (Low octane) Contains BTEX which are the regulated compounds Geology Elevated track bed with perched water Below track bed is a 35 foot clay later about 10 feet below grade

  2. Fatigue tests of under-strenghth timber railroad bridge stringers

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    Borchers, Christopher Ryan

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , experimentally, the fatigue behavior of under-strength timber railroad bridge stringers. The sample group that was tested included nineteen southern pine solid-sawn stringers that were 178 mm (7 in.) wide by 356 mm (14 in.) deep by 4.8 m (16 ft) long...

  3. Optimal Fueling Strategies for Locomotive Fleets in Railroad Networks

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Price 3 · Railroad fuel consumption remains steady · Crude oil price sharply increases in recent years · Fuel (diesel) price influenced by: ­ Crude oil price ­ Refining ­ Distribution and marketing ­ Others 4 locomotive j bj=Tank capacity rj=Fuel consumption rate nj=Number of stops fj=Travel frequency gj=Initial fuel

  4. 16 TAC 3.30 - Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad...

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    30 - Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad Commission and the Commission on Environmental Quality Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

  5. James Pon Memorial Award Scholarship Opportunity 2014 Foundation to Commemorate Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Workers in Canada The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically

  6. RAILROAD STRATEGY FOR CRUDE OIL TRANSPORT: Considering Public Policy and Pipeline Competition

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    [15] · Pipelines projects take several years (e.g. ~5 years for the original Keystone) to completeRAILROAD STRATEGY FOR CRUDE OIL TRANSPORT: Considering Public Policy and Pipeline Competition S transported by pipelines in North America, railroads have seen significant growth in this commodity, from just

  7. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    .4 million (2011) 93% of Amtrak's approximately 21,000 route system utilizes freight railroad owned Relationship between freight railroads and governments remains highly combative HOW CAN GOVERNMENT ENHANCE animosity; address issues through established relationships and dialog over regulation Generate Utility

  8. Historic Railroad Building Goes Net Zero | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-UpHeatMulti-Dimensional Subject:Ground HawaiiWaste HeatDepartment of EnergyRailroad

  9. Fatigue behavior of full-size soild-sawn timber railroad stringers

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    Maingot, Martin Rex

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the Timber Bridge Life Extension Program sponsored by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the objective of this thesis is to investigate the fatigue behavior of large solid-sawn timber beams. Specifically, the main flexural...

  10. Analysis of improvements in system efficiency and safety at highway-railroad-pedestrian grade crossings

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    Tydlacka, Jonathan Michael

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project was to perform micro-simulation analyses on intersections near Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings to determine if controlling mean train speed and train speed variability would improve safety and reduce delays. The first...

  11. Fire modeling for Building 221-T - T Plant Canyon Deck and Railroad Tunnel

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    Oar, D.L.

    1994-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared by Hughes Associates, Inc. to document the results of fire models for building 221-T Canyon Deck and Railroad Tunnel. Backup data is contained in document No. WHC-SD-CP-ANAL-010, Rev. 0.

  12. Applications of Engineering and Financial Analysis to the Valuation of Investments in Railroad Infrastructure

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    Roco, Craig E.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    International Airport............................. 8 1.7 HNTB Companies Corporate Structure ..................................................... 10 1.8 HNTB Corporation Central Division Structure ......................................... 11 1.9 HNTB... Rail Group-Client Relationships .................................................... 12 1.10 Railroad Tank Car used for Transport of Hydrochloric Acid .................... 13 2.1 Traffic Arrival and Departure Patterns at Blocked Roadway...

  13. EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Triaxial TestsTests Direct Shear TestsDirect Shear Tests Clean and Coal Dust Fouled Ballast BehaviorClean1 EFFECT OF COAL DUST ONEFFECT OF COAL DUST ON RAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTHRAILROAD BALLAST STRENGTH for Laboratory StudyFouling Mechanism / Need for Laboratory Study Mechanical Properties of Coal Dust

  14. A technique for classifying and evaluating railroad-highway grade crossings

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    Newton, Thomas Monroe

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Track View of Research Annex Boring Site 50 33. Locations for Test Holes at Research Annex Boring Site 52 34. Goodyear Rubber Crossing Installation at FM Highway 1960 and Rock Island Railroad 57 35. Cross Section Through Rubber Panel Crossing 57 36...

  15. Sawadisavi et al. 09-1369 1 Machine-Vision Inspection of Railroad Track

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Assistant Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1614 Beckman. Sawadisavi Graduate Research Assistant Railroad Engineering Program Department of Civil and Environmental and Robotics Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3021 Beckman Institute for Advanced Science

  16. Enhancements to passive warning devices for use at railroad-highway grade crossings

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    Mynier, Charles Leroy

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Oregon PUC has currently installed illumination at over 35 rural passively controlled crossings with regular nighttime train movements. The following specifications have been used for installation. 1. At least one luminaire shall be mounted on each... side of the tracks at the crossing. Luminaires should be located so that warning devices at the crossing will be directly illuminated. 28 2. Luminaires shall be oriented toward the railroad track to provide at least one foot-candle of illumination...

  17. Evaluation of enhanced traffic control devices for use at highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Carroll, Randy W.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the standard railroad advance warning sign. The LOOK FOR TRAIN AT CROSSING system was installed at a crossing near Temple, Texas. The vehicle-activated strobe light was triggered by a loop detector and powered by a solar charged 12-volt battery. Three study... approximately five hundred speed profiles at each location. Speed profile data is more readily obtained in the field than driver behavior. Also, the low volumes experienced on these roadways and the location of the grade crossing restrict on-site observation...

  18. Market effects of environmental regulation: coal, railroads, and the 1990 Clean Air Act

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    Busse, M.R.; Keohane, N.O. [University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many environmental regulations encourage the use of 'clean' inputs. When the suppliers of such an input have market power, environmental regulation will affect not only the quantity of the input used but also its price. We investigate the effect of the Title IV emissions trading program for sulfur dioxide on the market for low-sulfur coal. We find that the two railroads transporting coal were able to price discriminate on the basis of environmental regulation and geographic location. Delivered prices rose for plants in the trading program relative to other plants, and by more at plants near a low-sulfur coal source.

  19. Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freig pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestr

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    Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freig pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestrian > Ports and waterways >>> Transportation ope

  20. http://tti.tamu.edu Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight

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    http://tti.tamu.edu Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight pipeline transportation >>> Transportation operat > Freight traffic > Commodities > Travel time > Travel demand > http

  1. Ferrocarriles nacionales de Mexico: the existing rate structure for grain/soybean shipments and likely effect on freight rates as a result of railroad privatization in Mexico

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    Neyer, David McAlister

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    's existing rate structure and, based on collected FNM Waybill data, regression models were estimated. Projected costs in the privatized railroad system were estimated to provide a lower bound estimate of rates. An upper bound estimate of rates was based...

  2. Current Trends and Future Challenges in the Freight Railroad Industry: Balancing Private Industry Interests and the Public Welfare

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    Allen, Sarah; Kelson, Kendra; Migl, Hayden; Schmidt, Rodney; Shoemaker, David; Thomson, Heather

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?dimensional?impact?on?the?public?welfare,?local,?state,?and?federal?government?entities?play?a? significant?role?in?ensuring?the?industry?operates?efficiently?and?safely.?In?October?2006,?the?Government? Accountability?Office?(GAO)?released?a?report?on...? ? Current?Trends?and?Future?Challenges?in? the?Freight?Railroad?Industry Balancing?Private?Industry?Interests?and?the?Public?Welfare? ? ? ? Sarah?Allen? Kendra?Kelson? Hayden?Migl? Rodney?Schmidt? David?Shoemaker? Heather?Thomson? ? ? A?Report...

  3. Unity, Justice and Protection: The Colored Trainmen of America's Struggle to End Jim Crow in the American Railroad Industry [and Elsewhere

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    James, Ervin

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    National Advancement Association for Colored People NMB National Mediation Board NLRB National Labor Relations Board ix NRAB National Railroad Adjustment Board NRLEC Negro Railway... committee of five highly organized black labor unions known as the Negro Railway Labor Executives Committee (NRLEC). Collectively, the CTA, the Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen (ACRTLF), International Association of Railway...

  4. Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 539: Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks Nevada National Security Site, Nevada with ROTC-1, Revision 0

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    Mark Kauss

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Closure Report (CR) presents information supporting the closure of Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 539: Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks, Nevada National Security Site, Nevada. This CR complies with the requirements of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) that was agreed to by the State of Nevada; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management; U.S. Department of Defense; and DOE, Legacy Management. The corrective action sites (CASs) within CAU 539 are located within Areas 25 and 26 of the Nevada National Security Site. Corrective Action Unit 539 comprises the following CASs: 25-99-21, Area 25 Railroad Tracks 26-99-05, Area 26 Railroad Tracks The purpose of this CR is to provide documentation supporting the completed corrective actions and provide data confirming that the closure objectives for CASs within CAU 539 were met. To achieve this, the following actions were performed: Reviewed documentation on historical and current site conditions, including the concentration and extent of contamination. Conducted radiological walkover surveys of railroad tracks in both Areas 25 and 26. Collected ballast and soil samples and calculated internal dose estimates for radiological releases. Collected in situ thermoluminescent dosimeter measurements and calculated external dose estimates for radiological releases. Removed lead bricks as potential source material (PSM) and collected verification samples. Implemented corrective actions as necessary to protect human health and the environment. Properly disposed of corrective action and investigation wastes. Implemented an FFACO use restriction (UR) for radiological contamination at CAS 25-99-21. The approved UR form and map are provided in Appendix F and will be filed in the DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), Facility Information Management System; the FFACO database; and the NNSA/NSO CAU/CAS files. From November 29, 2010, through May 2, 2011, closure activities were performed as set forth in the Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) Plan for Corrective Action Unit 539: Areas 25 and 26 Railroad Tracks, Nevada Test Site, Nevada. The purposes of the activities as defined during the data quality objectives process were as follows: Determine whether contaminants of concern (COCs) are present. If COCs are present, determine their nature and extent, implement appropriate corrective actions, and properly dispose of wastes. Analytes detected during the closure activities were evaluated against final action levels (FALs) to determine COCs for CAU 539. Assessment of the data generated from closure activities revealed the following: At CAS 26-99-05, the total effective dose for radiological releases did not exceed the FAL of 25 millirem per Industrial Area year. Potential source material in the form of lead bricks was found at three locations. A corrective action of clean closure was implemented at these locations, and verification samples indicated that no further action is necessary. At CAS 25-99-21, the total effective dose for radiological releases exceeds the FAL of 25 millirem per Industrial Area year. Potential source material in the form of lead bricks was found at eight locations. A corrective action was implemented by removing the lead bricks and soil above FALs at these locations, and verification samples indicated that no further action is necessary. Pieces of debris with high radioactivity were identified as PSM and remain within the CAS boundary. A corrective action of closure in place with a UR was implemented at this CAS because closure activities showed evidence of remaining soil contamination and radioactive PSM. Future land use will be restricted from surface and intrusive activities. Closure activities generated waste streams consisting of industrial solid waste, recyclable materials, low-level radioactive waste, and mixed low-level radioactive waste. Wastes were disposed of in the appropriate onsite landfills. The NNSA/NSO prov

  5. Federal Railroad Administration

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    very similar to this bill in regard to the core provisions Core provisions: Review and reform the Federal hours of service requirements Establish a new risk reduction program...

  6. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Freight Railroad Energy

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    (importance v difficulties) North American freight RRs (defining characteristics) Energy density of diesel fuel & alternatives (Btu's per gallon) Biodiesel, Fischer-Tropsch syn fuel & DME Liquefied natural of European RRs (lessons learned) Dual-mode locomotives ("electro-diesels") Unconventional alternatives

  7. ILLINOIS RAILROAD ENGINEERING A Quantitative Decision Support

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    between capital investment and delay cost Link (sub) properties Alternatives generator Capacity expansion alternatives (cost & additional capacity) Estimated future traffic (trains/day/OD) Budget Investment Selection: Infrastructure Equipment Train dispatching, traffic mix Human resources Network Capacity must be increased

  8. Field tests of timber railroad bridge piles

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    Donovan, Kendra Ann

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    increasing the load of trains in return for larger profit, maintenance and replacement of timber bridges has risen throughout recent years. Once chosen for its low cost and ease of construction, timber bridges are being replaced by more efficient concrete...

  9. Locomotion : a railroad museum for Chattanooga

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    Kim, Julie Ju Youn

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is about exploring an architecture that serves a dual purpose: one, as witness to the past, and, two, as evidence of a constantly changing built environment. It is about exploring a landscape rich with associative ...

  10. Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation

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    Tangtragulwong, Potchara

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    ............................................................................. 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...

  11. Railroad Commission of Texas | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExplorationUT-g Grant of Access Permit5-ID-aREC SolarRadium HotRail Splitter Wind

  12. Railroad Valley Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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  13. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety | Department

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  14. Federal Railroad Administration | Department of Energy

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  15. Distillate Fuel Oil Sales for Railroad Use

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  16. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety

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  17. Amtrak and its Host Railroads Paul Vilter, Amtrak AVP Host Railroads

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Brunswick FDOT VTR NECR Pan Am MBTA Metro- North SCRRA Metra Operated by VIA Rail SCRRA / BNSF / SDN Richmond Springfield Rutland Albany Pontiac Port Huron Niagara Falls St. Albans Brunswick MBTA (Boston

  18. ILLINOIS -RAILROAD ENGINEERING Understanding the Transition Behavior of

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    at Level Crossings on US High Speed Rail Shared Corridors Francesco Bedini Jacobini PhD Student Rail

  19. Application of CAST and STPA to railroad safety in China

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    Dong, Airong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The accident analysis method called STAMP (System-Theoretic Accident Model), developed by Prof. Nancy Leveson from MIT, was used here to re-analyze a High Speed Train accident in China. On July 23rd, 2011, 40 people were ...

  20. Remote Sensing of Railroad Locomotive Emissions: A Feasibility Study

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    Denver, University of

    of General Motors (EMD) or General Electric Transportation Systems (GETS). A diesel- electric locomotive and Donald H. Stedman Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Denver Denver, CO 80208 July. Carbon monoxide (CO) levels become elevated primarily due to direct emission of the gas. Ground

  1. North American Short Line and Regional Railroads Industry Report

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    45G Short Line Tax Credit 45G Short Line Tax Credit government owned short lines government owned short lines State grants State grants D.O.E. investment D.O.E. investment...

  2. Optimal Location of Railroad Wayside Defect Detection Installations

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Background, motivation and objective #12;5 5 Background New wayside detector technologies are used to monitor-gauge sensors on rails in reverse curves · Increase safety, reduce fuel costs, reduce damage to track Components Acoustic (e.g. TADSTM) Acoustic Bearing Detection Leaking Air Sensors Ultrasonic Cracked Wheel

  3. Paper No. 01-0238 Railroads in Greece

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    and motor carriers, gas price, inflation and GNP. These were used to estimate time-series models. Forecasts operations is not hopeful. Additional emphasis may be placed on lines with historical and cultural and costs. #12;3 1. Introduction and Historical Summary This paper investigates information on the past

  4. An analysis of railroad accident dynamics in College Station, Texas

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    Brown, Hart Stefan

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    anniversary of the Waco standoff between Federal agents and members of the religious sect headed by David Koresh and one year after the Oklahoma bombing, bomb threats by an anonymous caller claiming to represent an international terrorist group shut down...-PROTECTION For a terrorist rail incident at Texas ARM University, considerations for the protection of responders and bystanders include possible exposure to asphixiative agents, mechanical hazards, thermal hazards, and psychological effects. The asphixiative...

  5. U.S. Railroad Safety Statistics and Trends

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    Track Rail steels Welded rail Fasteners Detection of flaws, weak spots Improved Equipment Heat treated curved plate wheels Hot box detectors, roller bearings, acoustic detection...

  6. Effect of Railroad Deregulation on Export - Grain Transportation Rate Structures.

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    Fuller, Stephen; MacDonald, James; Bessler, David; Wohlgenant, Michael

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    costs. A stratified ran dom sample of rail waybills drawn from the ICC Waybill Statistics show unit train use spread rapidly on the Plains region export routes in the early 1980s, especially be tween 1982 and 1984. In particular, in the 1981...

  7. Permeability, Resistivity and Strength of Fouled Railroad Ballast

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    Rahman, A. J.

    2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    particles between the ballast particles; therefore, permeability and resistivity were also correlated. The strength properties of clean and fouled ballast were also evaluated using large direct shear box and modified direct shear box (extension in height...

  8. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpenWende New EnergyAnatolia Jump to: navigation,

  9. Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing |

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  10. Alaska Administrative Code - Title 17, Chapter 15 - Utility and Railroad

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  11. Name: Lisa Anderson Organization: Tri-City Railroad Company

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions andData andFleet TestAccounts andThe Role of Mesoscale Eddies9085023

  12. IN SITU CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF TCE IN GROUNDWATER AT A LEGACY RAILROAD SITE

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    .0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 -50 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Ethene(mol/L) PCE,TCE,DCE,VC(mol/L) Days (Day 0 = July 18, 2013) MW-19 Molar Concentration PCE TCE Total DCE VC Total ethene #12;Results 0.00 0.20 0.40 0 300 350 400 Ethene(mol/L) PCE,TCE,DCE,VC(mol/L) Days (Day 0 = July 15, 2013) MW-26 Molar Concentration

  13. Column generation heuristic for a rich arc routing Application to railroad track inspection routing

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    Ingrand, François

    /LAAS) Optimising maintenance routing ATMOS 2010 7 / 24 #12;Literature review Industrial arc routing problems Hasle

  14. iit magazine My father worked for the CB&Q Railroad all his life, so

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    Heller, Barbara

    : that of a small businessman who owned and operated a steam engine that he traveled around the countryside so he's engineers experience a wide variety of professional activities, but "drive a train" or "operate a steam knew what an engineer did: he drove the train. Many years later, as a college student, I read Thomas

  15. Field evaluation of a standard test method for screening fuels in soils at a railroad site

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    Schabron, J.F.; Sorini, S.S. [Western Research Institute, Laramie, WY (United States); Butler, E.L. [Gradient Corp., Cambridge, MA (United States); Frisbie, S. [Johnson Co., Inc., Montpelier, VT (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Method D-5831-95 is a standard test method for screening fuel contamination in soils. This method uses low-toxicity chemicals and can be used to screen organic-rich soils. It is also fast, easy, and inexpensive to perform. The screening method calls for extracting a sample of soil with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) following treatment with calcium oxide. The resulting extract is filtered, and the ultraviolet (UV) absorbance of the extract is measured at 254 nm. Depending on the information available concerning the contaminant fuel type and availability of the contaminant fuel for calibration, the method can be used to determine the approximate concentration of fuel contamination, an estimated value of fuel contamination, or an indication of the presence or absence of fuel contamination. Fuels containing aromatic compounds, such as diesel fuel and gasoline, as well as other aromatic-containing hydrocarbon materials, such as motor oil, crude oil, and coal oil can be determined. ASTM Method D-5831 was evaluated by using the method to screen soil samples at an actual field site. Soil contaminated with weathered and fresh diesel fuel was sampled and tested for its contaminant concentration. Soil samples were screened in the field using ASTM Method D-5831 and a portable soil test kit. In addition, splits of the soil samples were analyzed in the laboratory using an extractable petroleum hydrocarbon method. Field and laboratory data were compared and show good correlation between field screening and laboratory results.

  16. Preemption strategy for traffic signals at intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Cho, Hanseon

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    delay are given less consideration or ignored completely. Consequently, state-of-the-practice strategies may cause serious pedestrian safety and efficiency problems at IHRGCs. Therefore, there is a definite need for research on how to improve traffic...

  17. Emergency response planning for railroad transportation related spills of oil or other hazardous materials

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    Reeder, Geoffrey Benton

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    awareness. Americans began to ask, "What if something similar happened here?" Chemicals with hazardous properties have become part of daily life. Industry, government, and the public have become aware of the need to respond to problems involving hazardous...

  18. An investigation into the use of highway traffic signals at highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Frieslaar, Andre Henry

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 Highway Speed Limit Classification 3 Light Condition Classification 4 Presence of Drunk Driver Classification 5 Driver Age Group Classification . . 43 50 52 57 LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 1 Fatal Accidents Based on FARS Traffic Control... Device 2 Traffic Control Comparison between FARS and DOT/AAR Databases. . . 3 Fatal Accident Rates Based on DOT/AAR Traffic Control Device . 4 Driver Related Factor Results 5 FARS Variables Used in Analysis . 6 Driver Related Factor Classification...

  19. The development of a life cycle cost model for railroad tunnels

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    Angeles, Jon Virgil V

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, Life Cycle Costing is one of the most popular ways of assessing a project's or an investment's worth to a company. This method of assessment is often applied to all stages of a investment's lifecycle, starting from ...

  20. Understanding government and railroad strategy for crude oil transportation in North America

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    Carlson, S. Joel (Stephen Joel)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On July 6, 2013, an oil-laden unit train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, killing 47 people, shocking and saddening many, and leading to significantly increased public scrutiny of crude oil transported ...

  1. Crew resource management training's effect on railroad crews' perceptions of task interdependence and teamwork

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    Kyte, Tobin Bruce

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    perform the specified task or job and (2) the path by which work and/or information flows through the team in order to optimally perform the specified task or job (Arthur, Villado, & Bennett, in press). 4 Theories of team mental models suggest... successful team performance requires the individual to work with members of the team in order to optimally perform the specified task or job (p. 3). Although tasks are often referred to as interdependent if to some degree they require input from...

  2. A field evaluation of experimental passive railroad-highway grade crossing warning systems

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    Beitler, Michael Morgan

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    . 18 18 23 28 40 40 42 42 47 50 CHAPI'ER V CONCLUSIONS CONCLUSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS Page 59 59 60 REFERENCES 62 APPENDIX A FIELD DATA FORMS . APPENDIX B TEST SITE DESCRIPTIONS APPENDIX C SPEED GRAPHS AND SUMMARIES... TO TRAINS Sign Page Figure 4. Experimental Sign System with YIELD TO TRAINS Sign . . . . . 20 Figure 5. Experimental Sign System with LOOK FOR TRAINS Sign . . . . 22 Figure 6. Texas Counties Selected for Study Sites Figure 7. Results of Driver Opinion...

  3. A microsimulation analysis of highway intersections near highway-railroad grade crossings

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    Tydlacka, Jonathan Michael

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . This research focused on three specific areas. First, average vehicle delay was examined, and this delay was compared for seven specific train speed distributions, including existing conditions. Furthermore, each distribution was associated with train...

  4. Development of an Ontology to Assist the Modeling of Accident Scenarii "Application on Railroad Transport "

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    Maalel, Ahmed; Mejri, Lassad; Ghezela, Henda Hajjami Ben

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a world where communication and information sharing are at the heart of our business, the terminology needs are most pressing. It has become imperative to identify the terms used and defined in a consensual and coherent way while preserving linguistic diversity. To streamline and strengthen the process of acquisition, representation and exploitation of scenarii of train accidents, it is necessary to harmonize and standardize the terminology used by players in the security field. The research aims to significantly improve analytical activities and operations of the various safety studies, by tracking the error in system, hardware, software and human. This paper presents the contribution of ontology to modeling scenarii for rail accidents through a knowledge model based on a generic ontology and domain ontology. After a detailed presentation of the state of the art material, this article presents the first results of the developed model.

  5. Guidelines for storage distance between highway-highway and highway-railroad intersections

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    Harry, Scott Raymond

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    movemenLs are subject to progression, and/or for design volume-to-capacity ratios less than one. The following two equations were selected to evaluate the queuing probability model: Arrival, X = 1. 1 x V/3600 where X = an ival rate in equivalent...). The an ival rate and service rate can be expressed m any unit of time as long as the units are the same for both rate. TABLE I Queuing Performance Equations for Random Arrival-Random Service Single Channel Systems Queuing Characteristics M/M/1 (, FIFO...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - american railroads mechanical Sample Search...

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    Environmental Engineering Alumni Association--SpringSummer As a boy, Jim Brix loved trains Summary: to the department in 1998 from a position with the Association of American...

  7. 16 TAC 3.30 - Memorandum of Understanding between the Railroad Commission

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  8. Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections

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  9. Annual Energy Outlook 2014 foresees growth of LNG as a fuel for railroads

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:SeadovCooperativeA2. World liquids consumption by region,Purchases211AlabamaAnnual14, 2014

  10. Thermal And-Or Near Infrared At Railroad Valley Area (Laney, 2005) | Open

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:Seadov Pty LtdSteen,Ltd Jump Jump to:InformationTheInformation 9) JumpEnergyEnergy

  11. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons on the vegetation of a railroad right-of-way

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    Hancock, James Leonard

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (a)pyrone (P/BaP) ratios in leaf waxes to ratios reported in urban air pollution indicated that the py1'ene found in the leaf waxes was more stable than pyrene in the atmosphere. This suggested that pyrene, and possibly other PAH, were endogenous leaf wax... studied trace com- ponents in polluted air (HOFFi~WuN and WYDHER, 1968). They have been identified in the atmosphere of all large American cities (SAWACKI, 1967) and are present in a variety of environmental substances with which humans are in contact...

  12. Formal Safety analysis of a radiobased railroad crossing using Deductive CauseConsequence

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    #ects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA). We apply the method to a real world case study: a radio (DCCA). This technique is a formal generalization of wellknown safety analysis methods like FMEA [10 by analyzed) than traditional FMEA. We show, that the results of DCCA have the same semantics as those

  13. Formal Safety analysis of a radio-based railroad crossing using Deductive Cause-Consequence

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    Reif, Wolfgang

    and effects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA). We apply the method to a real world case study like FMEA [10], FMECA [4] and FTA [3]. The logical framework of DCCA may be used to rigorously verify of what can by analyzed) than traditional FMEA. We show, that the results of DCCA have the same semantics

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - aare mrtson tiit Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - aare kuusik klli Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - aare kuusik margus Sample Search Results

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

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    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

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    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

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    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

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    and Information Sciences 2 American Association of Railroad Superintendents Frank J. Richter Scholarship Program Summary: The American Association of Railroad...

  1. Fatigue analysis of stringer to floor beam connections in through plate girder and through truss railroad bridges

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    Evans, Leslie Virginia

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on Rivets. TPG Bridge Model: Connection Detail. TT Bridge Model: Connection Detail. 63 65 65 66 66 67 67 68 68 69 69 70 70 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND 1. 1 Background of Railways The construction of railways began during the first...

  2. Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea E. Rizzoli

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    Gambardella, Luca Maria

    on trains and assigns trucks to deliver them to the source terminal and to pick them up in the destination and promote intermodal transport as a vi- able alternative to long-haul road transport [1]. The PLATFORM in the terminals throughput might reduce the per- centage of long-haul transports on the road. Be- cause

  3. Dr. Googin and his early days at Y-12, part 5 „ Beside the railroad tracks with John Googin

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation Proposed Newcatalyst phasesDataTranslocationDiurnal CycleDonald1 Jul 20022DonaldDr. Gary0

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

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  5. Contribution of Case Based Reasoning (CBR) in the Exploitation of Return of Experience. Application to Accident Scenarii in Railroad Transport

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    Maalel, Ahmed

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The study is from a base of accident scenarii in rail transport (feedback) in order to develop a tool to share build and sustain knowledge and safety and secondly to exploit the knowledge stored to prevent the reproduction of accidents / incidents. This tool should ultimately lead to the proposal of prevention and protection measures to minimize the risk level of a new transport system and thus to improve safety. The approach to achieving this goal largely depends on the use of artificial intelligence techniques and rarely the use of a method of automatic learning in order to develop a feasibility model of a software tool based on case based reasoning (CBR) to exploit stored knowledge in order to create know-how that can help stimulate domain experts in the task of analysis, evaluation and certification of a new system.

  6. *Transport and Mobility Laboratory, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne, Station 18, Lausanne, CH 1015, Email: {prem.viswanathan, michel.bierlaire}@epfl.ch

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    to a fixed contracting fee over the entire planning horizon. In addition, the railroad company must also bear's railroads operate with diesel fuel. Even though most of the railroad network in Europe is electrified, US railroads depend almost entirely on diesel fuel. Association of American Railroads has calculated

  7. The Political History of Federal Land Exchanges

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    Panagia, Giancarlo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    speculative) interests of timber companies appropriated someas the railroads or timber companies (Gates, 1968, p. 570).time railroad and timber companies had already significantly

  8. Microsoft Word - Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary_May...

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    Kevin Blackwell (Federal Railroad Administration, Peter Bolton (Booz-Allen and Hamilton), Robert Fronczak (American Association of Railroads), Roger Mulder (Texas Energy...

  9. United States Department of

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    elements including Union Pacific Railroad, gas and electric utilities, and high-voltage transmission lines

  10. John Henry was a steel-drivin man... John Henry worked on the railroad, he drove steel. This consisted of driv-

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    Rao, Satish

    of men to build. One day, a man brought a steam engine to the tunnel and said it could drive steel better than any man. So, a contest was made between John Henry and the steam engine.. For twelve long hours, John Henry hammered and the steam engine drilled. At the end, the tape was brought in to measure

  11. John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Research Awards James Ayres, University of Arizona, "The Manufacturing and Marketing of Railroad Ties in the Uinta

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    Hart, Gus

    Idaho Phosphate Mining and Fertilizer Industry" Clyde Milner, Arkansas State University, "The West-War Intermountain West" Stephanie Capaldo, University of Arizona, "Smoke and Mirrors: Smelter Pollution and the Cultural Construction of Environmental Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands" Thomas Evans, Montana State

  12. Fatigue analysis of single-span and two-span solid-sawn, creosote-treated southern pine railroad bridge stringers

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    Comardo, Angelique France

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    be the preferred method of construction and rehabilitation of timber bridges. To properly assess the fatigue resistance of timber bridge stringers, it was necessary to conduct full-scale fatigue tests on stringer specimens. As part of the Timber Bridge Life...

  13. Determination of a strength parameter for In Situ evaluation of timber railroad bridge piles subject to decay and fatigue damage accumulation

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    Sculley, Peter Jonathan

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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  14. Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freight pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedes

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    and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestrian > Ports and waterways >>> Transportation operat and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestrian > Ports and waterways >>> Transportation operations pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestrian

  15. Transportation Science and the Dynamics of

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    , Airports, Railyards Roads, Airline Routes, Railroad Track Automobiles, Trains, and Planes, Manufacturing Computers, Satellites, Telephone Exchanges Fiber Optic Cables Radio Links Voice, Data, Video Energy Pumping Stations, Plants Pipelines, Transmission Lines Water, Gas, Oil, Electricity #12;US Railroad Freight Flows

  16. Cambridge Grand Junction transit implementation : alternatives, scheduling, cost, and performance

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    Iglesias Cuervo, Jesus

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Grand Junction railroad lies at the heart of East Cambridge adjacent to the Kendall Square business district and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Over the last one hundred years the railroad has gone ...

  17. Auxiliary Material Table S1 Description of five emission categories of NEI.

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    estimate from NONROADb model for internal combustion engine emissions railroad equipment, construction Washington International Airport. Figure S7. Case studie

  18. Electric Transmission Lines (Nebraska)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Public Service Commission has jurisdiction over all electricity transmission lines crossing over or under railroad tracks at public highway crossings. This section contains general regulations...

  19. The roller coaster formerly known as the PRB

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    Medine, E.S.; Schwartz, S. [Energy Ventures Analysis Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The article examines the reason for the recent spike in prices of Powder River Basin coal. Ultimately this is tied to railroad performance. 4 figs.

  20. Spring 2013 National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Meeting...

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    Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Roles and Priorities Overview for Newcomers May 15, 2013...

  1. HumanWildlife Conflicts 1(2):224234, Fall 2007 Efficacy of CPTH-treated egg baits for

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    . 2004). Ravens often use electrical transmission towers, highway overpasses, and railroad trestles power transmission lines (Knight and Kawashima 1993). Raven abundance has tripled in the past 40 years

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    Society Ali A. Jalali a Summary: years. In this age, great inventions, such as, the steam engine, railroad, airplane, telephone, electric... or the Information Age began about 50...

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    ... Source: Barkan, Christopher P.L. - Railroad Engineering Program & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

  4. The Data Warehouse Industry

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    Gray, Paul; Israel, Colin

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Woolworth GB GB 1+ TB 1.1 TB Entergy FedEx Union Pacificnts/littlewoods/index.htm Entergy Union Pacific Railroad

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    of American Railroads, Washington, DC (United States) (1996) 30 THERMOCHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PROJECT STAFF (2011) 30 High-albedo materials...

  7. Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor .

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    Dohm, James

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line (more)

  8. Draft

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    commented that legal weight truck shipments by rail is not a concern according to several mechanical and railroad experts that Kevin consulted about this issue. This includes the...

  9. EECBG Success Story: Grant Improves Comfort for Nevada City's...

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    railroad depot. There was just one problem: it was built before central heating or air-conditioning. Learn more. Addthis Related Articles Metal halide light fixtures at...

  10. Microsoft Word - Confcall Notes 12-20-05, Final.doc

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    Railroads; Lisa Janairo, CSG-MW; Tim Runyon, Illinois Emergency Management Agency; Bruce Bugg, Georgia Department of Public Safety; and Scott Field, Western Interstate...

  11. Location Map

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    Lane, Michael

    2013-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Map file package containing shaded relief base with Hot Pot project area, major roads, railroads, and rivers. The inset map shows regional Paleozoic structural elements.

  12. Draft

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    Energy Board WIEB), Bob Fronczak (Association of American Railroads), Paul Johnson (ORNL), Doug Larson (Western Interstate Energy Board WIEB), Bill Mackie (Western...

  13. Draft

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    Northern Santa Fe Railroad), Ray English (Office of Naval Reactors, DOE), Paul Johnson (ORNL), Doug Larson (Western Interstate Energy Board WIEB), Bill Mackie (Western...

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    << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 41 William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar Summary: 12;Powerhouse Island Powerhouse Island West Bank West Bank Kentucky Lake Kentucky Lake...

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    railroads and construction and demolition... with high efficiency. Mercury as well as dioxins and furans are captured by an activated ... Source: Columbia University -...

  16. PowerPoint Presentation

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    Boilers Vessel Press Bridge Duct work Railroad Engine Tank Relocation 440T Building Solid Masonry Even a building facade "These guys can move anything" Pressurizer RA...

  17. Chapter V

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    struggles of U.S. railroads in a heavily regulated, economically inefficient environment, Congress passed the Staggers Rail Act in 1980. The Staggers Act has been...

  18. Draft

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    Energy Board WIEB), Adam Levin (Exelon Generation Company), Jim Reed (NCSL), Conrad Smith (CSG-East), Steve Sullivan (American Shortline Railroad Association),Ruth Weiner...

  19. Location Map

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Lane, Michael

    Map file package containing shaded relief base with Hot Pot project area, major roads, railroads, and rivers. The inset map shows regional Paleozoic structural elements.

  20. Fact #634: August 2, 2010 Off-highway Transportation-related...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    graph showing the 2008 off-highway transportation-related fuel consumption including gasoline, diesel, CNG, and LPG for the following areas: railroad maintenance; airport ground;...

  1. 16 TAC, part 1, chapter 3, rule 3.78 Fees and Financial Security...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Abstract These regulations outline the requirements for fees and financial security with the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas. Published NA...

  2. Optimization Online - Shunting Minimal Rail Car Allocation

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    Marco E. Luebbecke

    2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 30, 2003 ... Abstract: We consider the rail car management at industrial in-plant railroads. Demands for materials or empty cars are characterized by a track,...

  3. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerodynamic loads estimated Sample Search...

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    We conducted... due to the aerodynamic effect. Furthermore, the weight penalties of a train ... Source: Barkan, Christopher P.L. - Railroad Engineering Program & Department of...

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    Collection: Engineering ; Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 12 Effect of Train Speed on Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Route Risk Analysis Summary:...

  5. EIA Energy Information Administration

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    that last week the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) began to make improvements in moving trains throughout its system. While the UP coal shipments are still below normal, several...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerodynamic size range Sample Search Results

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    Engineering 19 Machine Vision Analysis of the Energy Efficiency of Intermodal Trains Summary: railroads. It is thus ironic that these trains tend to have the poorest...

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    34 of which they classified as car... . A consequence of this is that the length of trains affects ... Source: Barkan, Christopher P.L. - Railroad Engineering Program &...

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerodynamic size separator Sample Search...

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    Engineering 14 Machine Vision Analysis of the Energy Efficiency of Intermodal Trains Summary: railroads. It is thus ironic that these trains tend to have the poorest...

  9. Precision requirements for space-based X CO 2 data

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cloud data. References Abdou, W. A. , C. J. Bruegge, M. C.and Railroad Valley, CA [Abdou et al. , 2002] for vicarious

  10. US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

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    Minnesota, University of

    Way Partner Results 2, 700 Partners Most of the top 100 carriers in the US (700,000 trucks) All the Class 1 railroads; several short haul railroads 25% of the Fortune 100 shipper partners In addition - logistics companies, technology manufacturers, trucks stops, ports, banks, vehicle and equipment dealer

  11. 8618 Westwood Center Drive, Tysons, VA 22182 www.delcan.com Seventeenth Annual Freight and

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    Minnesota, University of

    - Railroads - Water - Oil Pipelines - Air - Forwarders OTHER COSTS · Shipper Related Costs · Logistics Carriers Railroads Water (International 27, Domestic 7) Oil Pipelines Air (International 13, Domestic 20 of the Federal Reserve System 0 1 2 3 4 5 6Percent Federal Reserve's Commercial Paper Rate #12;8 Capacity

  12. Assessing the impact of regulation and deregulation on the rail and trucking industries

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    Lowtan, Donavan M. (Donavan Mahees), 1975-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (cont.) Many Class I railroads disappeared and severe competition bankrupted many small carriers in the trucking industry. Larger trucking carriers gained market dominance. Real wages in the trucking industry fell. The ...

  13. Conservation of Biomass Fuel, Firewood (Minnesota)

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    When trees or portions of trees usable as firewood are removed from property under the control of a public utility, pipeline company, railroad, state agency or department, or a political...

  14. Stefan Schmid @ T-Labs, 2011 Network Algorithms

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    Schmid, Stefan

    . Nervous system. Google+ users. Smart grid. 2Stefan Schmid @ T-Labs Berlin, 2013/4 #12;Good Topologies the cities of a country with an efficient railroad or telecommunication infrastructure? (Expensive?) - How

  15. The use of Ansys to calculate sandwich Vincent Manet

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in the industry, and especially in the field of transport (automotive, aeronautics, shipbuilding and railroads skin and the core and located at x1 = L/4) when different parameters vary. Skins are made of aluminum

  16. H O W T O M O R R O W M O V E S HOW TOMORROW MOVES

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    That Share Space With Railroads · Pipelines · Wires · Transmission Towers · Roads · Bridges · Others 3 #12 · New Foundations for Transmission Towers or Bridges · Open Trench Excavation · Jack & Bore Under Tracks

  17. Trucking country : food politics and the transformation of rural life in Postwar America

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    Hamilton, Shane, 1976-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Trucking replaced railroads as the primary link between rural producers and urban consumers in the mid-twentieth century. With this technological change came a fundamental transformation of the defining features of rural ...

  18. Verification, Monitoring, and Certification of Clean Energy Project (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Railroad Commission of Texas has the authority to certify a project as a clean energy project. An applicant is responsible for contracting with the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University...

  19. EIA Energy Information Administration

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    The logistics problem has been brought about by the planned merger of two railroad systems that are primary sources for delivering the coal from the mining location in Wyoming....

  20. Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor

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    Bockelie, Adam

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line for commuter rail service. In addition the Grand Junction ...

  1. Structural Impairment Detection Using Arrays of Competitive Artificial Neural Networks

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    Story, Brett

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    railroad functionality has perpetuated an increase in track and structure expenditures from $29.31/ mile in 1955 to $40.16/ mile in 2006 (Weatherford et al. 2006). Engineering decision making concerning the huge inventory of bridges in civil...

  2. Microsoft Word - SAR 533

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    and an above ground storage tank for TCE. The off-loading pump station and associated piping were used to transfer or off-load TCE from railroad tank cars or tank trucks into an...

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

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    Jones, Scott Laurence

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  4. Investigating the Effects of Corrosion on the Fatigue Life of Welded Steel Attachments

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    Soape, Jack

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The railroad industry plays a pivotal role in commerce and greatly impacts America's economy. With this in mind, they cannot afford downtime or service interruptions due to bridge or member replacement. Corrosion of bridges causes millions...

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

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    Rhoads, Jeffrey David

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. Community Studies and Research for Change: An Oral History with William Friedland

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    Friedland, William; Rabkin, Sarah; Reti, Irene; Regional History Project, UCSC Library

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    highest building in Dar Es Salaamin East Africa, I think itsome time in the railroad workshops in Dar Es Salaam. Theof the railway was in Dar Es Salaam, and the workshops were

  7. The George W Woodruff SchoolThe George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineeringg g

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    Weber, Rodney

    · Construction Equipment · Construction Companies · Ship & Railroad Companies · Appliance Manufacturers · HVAC & Refrigeration · Toy Manufacturing · Airplane Manufacturing · Power Generation / Nuclear · Alternative Fuel Engineering ­ BSNRE: Nuclear & Radiological EngineeringBSNRE: Nuclear

  8. TEC/WG Security Topic Group Conference Call

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    for comment. 2. Make arrangements for ARR to give a presentation on the Railroads' security plan. * Bob Halstead recommended that DOE identify what they like and dislike about the...

  9. Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office

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    and Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton (DT&I) railroads. Several major north-south and east- west roads were also present (Canal Society of Ohio 1975; Drury 1985; Huntington and...

  10. U. S. Port and Waterway Modernization Strategies

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    and interstate highway network DOT/USACE #12;Average daily long haul truck traffic. DOT/USACE #12;Railroad-effectiveness, including fuel efficiency International maritime trade is increasing, especially with Pacific Rim nations

  11. Barcelona talk 1 Redish 1. PERSPECTIVE

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    's lives. The development of thermodynamics and the steam engine led to the railroad and the steamship, information science, and materials engineering will see the most growth and activity. WHO NEEDS TO LEARN

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

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    Voelbel, Kathleen

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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 ...

  13. CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS Abstracts due by September 15, 2014

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    Su, Xiao

    -of-way. Best practices and advances in technology for the inspection and maintenance of the railroad, security assurance, emergency preparedness and response Track 7: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

  14. Released on receipt but intended f o r use

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    means of protection. The Of forests i n this connection ie generally Tecognized. The protective woode it is customary to protect build- In all mountainous countries subject to avalanches railroads must be pro- tected

  15. Ownership of Carbon Dioxide Captured by Clean Coal Project (Texas)

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    This legislation stipulates that the Railroad Commission of Texas automatically acquires the title to any carbon dioxide captured by a clean coal project in the state. The Bureau of Economic...

  16. Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates all surface mining activities for the extraction of coal. The Commission acts with the authority of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act,...

  17. EIA Energy Information Administration

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    Union Pacific Railroad indicate that the company is making some progress to unclog its train movements into and out of Texas. UP reported that &24;car exchanges&23; (moving cars out of...

  18. Tibet Train

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    Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

    2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Broadcast Transcript: They said it couldn't be done! The terrain was too barren, the mountains too lofty, the task too ambitious. But the Railroad at the Top of the World linking China with Tibet is proceeding apace. Not ...

  19. Energy Blog | Department of Energy

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    for safe disposal near Crescent Junction, Utah. In this May 2012 photo, one of the trains is shown on the Union Pacific Railroad in Utah, passing a butte capped by a familiar...

  20. Texas Uranium Exploration, Surface Mining, and Reclamation Act (Texas)

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    The Railroad Commission of Texas is the regulatory authority for uranium surface mining. Law authorizes the Commission to assure that reclamation of mining sites is possible, to protect land owners...

  1. 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

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    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.

  2. Robotic vehicle with multiple tracked mobility platforms

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Salton, Jonathan R. (Albuquerque, NM); Buttz, James H. (Albuquerque, NM); Garretson, Justin (Albuquerque, NM); Hayward, David R. (Wetmore, CO); Hobart, Clinton G. (Albuquerque, NM); Deuel, Jr., Jamieson K. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A robotic vehicle having two or more tracked mobility platforms that are mechanically linked together with a two-dimensional coupling, thereby forming a composite vehicle of increased mobility. The robotic vehicle is operative in hazardous environments and can be capable of semi-submersible operation. The robotic vehicle is capable of remote controlled operation via radio frequency and/or fiber optic communication link to a remote operator control unit. The tracks have a plurality of track-edge scallop cut-outs that allow the tracks to easily grab onto and roll across railroad tracks, especially when crossing the railroad tracks at an oblique angle.

  3. BORON--2002 13.1 References that include a section mark () are found in the Internet

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    , statistical assistant, and the world production table was prepared by Regina R. Coleman, international data project teams will share about $14.2 million in Federal funding, to be matched by $7.1 million locally Railroad Administration, 2001§1 ). A public-private partnership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE

  4. 228 USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. 2003 Part 5: Historical Aquatic

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    FrontRangearedammedanddiverted to provide water to the surrounding regions, and they are constricted by roads and railroads, stocked with fish, polluted by mining wastes and urban runoff. Yet many of the people who visit the Front Range trade; and (3) from 1859 to 2002 during which more extensive and complex changes occurred in the aquatic

  5. 1 Copyright 2007 by ASME Proceedings of OMAE 2007

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. J. Kim Vandiver Department of Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts current profiles which varied from nearly uniform to highly sheared. The measured response showed is shown in Figure 1. Current Meter Current Meter Pipe Railroad Wheel F. G. WALTON SMITH Spooler Load Cell

  6. Development of a Machine Vision System for the Inspection of Heavy-Haul Railway Turnout and Track Components

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Transportation and Engineering Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL USA Abstract North necessitate frequent inspection and have more intensive maintenance requirements, leaving railroads with less algorithms have shown good reliability in identifying cut spikes and rail anchors from field-acquired videos

  7. Transportation Project Funding &

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    Transportation Center William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar March 14, 2014 #12;© 2013 Stephen E. Schlickman-off benefits Strengthen revenue generation through increased ridership Reduce maintenance expenses #12 © 2013 Stephen E. Schlickman 6 #12;Financing Risk issues Reliability of your revenue stream Community

  8. Integrating Deer, Quail and Turkey Habitat

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Ginnett, Tim F.

    2001-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    . Other sug- gestions: n Restrict grazing in the exclo- sures to July and August. Use moderate grazing intensity on the remaining areas. n Leave vegetation 18 to 24 inch- es tall with adequate inter- spaces. n Roadside or railroad rights-of- way can...

  9. Stefan Schmid @ T-Labs, 2011 Foundations of Distributed Systems

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    Schmid, Stefan

    or Gnutella) sometimes it can be designed (e.g., smart grid network, overlay p2p network), - sometimes nodes. Smart grid. Stefan Schmid @ T-Labs Berlin, 2012 4 #12;Shared Memory vs Message Passing? Similarities is a ,,good topology"? It depends... - How to interconnect the cities of a country with an efficient railroad

  10. OurStory: All Aboard the Train! John Bull Riding the Rails

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    Mathis, Wayne N.

    the Brass is a book about a young boy who learns words used by railroad workers of the steam-engine era. Cars in these trains were almost always arranged in a specific order. Coal-burning steam engines sent an early American steam locomotive, the John Bull. WHY Seeing historical objects as they were used

  11. Cleanup Verification Package for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground

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    H. M. Sulloway

    2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This cleanup verification package documents completion of remedial action for the 118-F-6 Burial Ground located in the 100-FR-2 Operable Unit of the 100-F Area on the Hanford Site. The trenches received waste from the 100-F Experimental Animal Farm, including animal manure, animal carcasses, laboratory waste, plastic, cardboard, metal, and concrete debris as well as a railroad tank car.

  12. A ROUTING SYSTEM BASED ON SPACEFILLING CURVES

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    Bartholdi III, John J.

    . It is cheapest to ship long distance by train and so railroads are capturing an in- creasing amount of long-haul, and all local freight, is handled by truck. The basic problem faced by a distribution manager, then among the vehicles so that not too many trucks are required. Copyright c 1995,6 John J. Bartholdi, III

  13. Alex Linares UPP 502, Planning Skills, Fall 2012

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    and brickyards. In 1852, the opening of the Rock Island railroad also contributed to Blue Island's growth. Blue to block traffic on the Rock Island rail line. On June 30th , 1894, two workers blocked the Rock Island. Source: 2005 Land Use Inventory, Version 1.0, CMAP #12;Alex Linares UPP 502, Planning Skills, Fall 2012

  14. Viscoelastic behavior of the cell wall of exfoliated graphite Po-Hsiu Chen, D.D.L. Chung *

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    the civil infrastructure, railroad, aircraft, satellites, automobiles, wind turbines, skis, washing machines * Composite Materials Research Laboratory, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY;graphite [12,13] and of continuous carbon fiber epoxy-matrix composites contain

  15. Spanish colonialism Development and colonial Latin

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    metals) #12;© T. M. Whitmore Temperate Zone Agriculture in Argentina · Argentina neglected in colonial labor by the millions · Innovations in land tenure in Argentina #12;© T. M. Whitmore Results-orientation of spatial economy of Argentina · Development of an extensive railroad network · By 1900 Buenos Aires

  16. Improving Transportation Safety Through Accident

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    Minnesota, University of

    ;10! Investigative Groups " Highway Factors & Bridge Construction " Bridge Design " Witness " Survival accidents. " Major Railroad accidents. " Major Pipeline accidents. " Major marine accidents of the U10 gusset plates, due to a design error by the bridge design firm . . . Contributing to the design

  17. Monitoring the Aerodynamic Efficiency of Intermodal Train Loading Using Machine Vision

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Monitoring the Aerodynamic Efficiency of Intermodal Train Loading Using Machine Vision TRB 11 transported by North American railroads. Intermodal trains, however, use equipment that is not aerodynamically significant aerodynamic drag. This high resistance associated with the movement of intermodal trains results

  18. Worker termite Winged termite Winged Ant Termites in Wisconsin

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Balser, Teri C.

    timbers, railroad ties, or other infested wood. Once they get established, they slowly spread and can by pest control companies. The over-the-counter baits people find in stores are not as reliable. Baiting have a problem take time to call two or more companies to get a price and opinion. Termite damage

  19. Gutierrez et al 1 Advancements in Fastening System Design for

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    -haul railroads. Reducing life cycle costs of concrete crosstie fastening systems is of paramount importance the development of high-speed passenger rail systems; the need for improved concrete crossties and fasteningGutierrez et al 1 Advancements in Fastening System Design for North American Concrete Crossties

  20. Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi-regulated environment

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    Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  1. SBIR/STTR ALERTING SERVICE --October 14, 2011 The SBIR/STTR Alerting Service is a free service that provides bi-weekly notification of SBIR and STTR

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    II: $700K Federal Railroad Administration 12.1-FR3 Advanced Locomotive Energy Storage System Administrations are: Federal Highway Administration 12.1-FH1 Coating Existing Concrete Barriers to Reduce Rollover II: $1M Federal Highway Administration 12.1-FH2 Fast Real Time Positioning using GNSS Anticipated

  2. The Unsolvable Privacy Problem and its Implications for Security Technologies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Odlyzko, Andrew M.

    argues that there are strong incentives for decreasing privacy, rooted in the economic benefits of price incentives to price discriminate, as is well established in the economics literature. Railroads were discrimination. As a result, the privacy problem is unsolvable. The conflict between incentives to price

  3. P LY M O U T H R a c h e l

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    Daly, Samantha

    University of Michigan property City of Ann Arbor property University of Michigan road City of Ann Arbor road UNIVERSITY PLANNER'S OFFICE 1.20.12 Bicycling Guide: East Medical Campus Legend Bike parking spaces Covered out for sewer grates, slippery manhole covers, oily pavement, snow and ice. Cross railroad tracks

  4. Methods Note/ NAPL Source Zone Depletion Model

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    to evaluate groundwater contamination and cleanup times for four complex mixtures of concern in the railroad industry. Among the petroleum hydrocarbon mixtures considered, the cleanup time of diesel fuel was much LNAPLs adequately represent the economic risk of chemical spills. To assess the environmental risk

  5. Dynamic NetworksDynamic Networks ApplicationsApplications

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    Nagurney, Anna

    Satellite Constellation Network #12;Satellite and Undersea Cable Networks #12;Energy NetworksEnergy Networks Electric Power Network #12;Duke Energy Gas Pipeline Network #12;Components of Some Common Physical Networks Roads, Airline Routes, Railroad Track Automobiles, Trains, and Planes, Manufacturing and logistics

  6. Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, March 2008

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Welcome to the 54th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. As noted in articles on recently issued DOE EISs (Complex Transformation, Yucca Mountain Repository and Railroad, and Western Energy Corridors), DOE has received and is responding to extensive public comment. This issue also pays tribute to two women who have made extraordinary contributions to NEPA implementation.

  7. Final environmental impact statement/report. Volume 4. Comment letters and public hearing transcripts. Northeast corridor improvement project electrication: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume IV) reprints the comments received on the DEIS/R.

  8. Rail Focused US DOTRITA Tier I University Transportation Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    .S. freight railroad system is one of the transportation success stories of the latter 20th and early 21st is a seven- university consortium led by the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (Rail Engineering at UIUC. Christopher Barkan Center Director Conrad Ruppert, Jr. Associate Director for Research

  9. Economics of Grade Reduction

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    Neff, Paul J.

    1914-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A Study of the General Principles of the Economics to Be Effected By the Reduction of Grades, the Elimination of Rise and Fall and Curvature, and the Bettering of the Other Physical Condition on the ST. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Lines....

  10. Nebraska Water Conference Council's Annual Water & Natural Resources Field Trip

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    22, 2003 8:00 Buses depart Ramada Inn at Kearney; travel on I-80 and secondary road to Ft. Mc Ft. McPherson National Cemetery; travel on secondary roads, I-80 and US-83 to Dancing Leaf Lodge near habitation and landscape recovery after Union Pacific Railroad cut cedar trees for construction

  11. Final work plan for targeted investigation at Hilton, Kansas.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    LaFreniere, L. M.; Environmental Science Division

    2007-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This Work Plan outlines the scope of a targeted investigation to update the status of carbon tetrachloride contamination in groundwater associated with grain storage operations at Hilton, Kansas. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), operated a grain storage facility in Hilton during the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of the CCC/USDA operation in Hilton, grain storage facilities (CCC/USDA and private) were located along the both sides of the former Union Pacific railroad tracks (Figure 1.1). The main grain storage structures were on or near the railroad right-of-way. The proposed targeted investigation, to be conducted by Argonne National Laboratory on the behalf of CCC/USDA, will supplement Argonne's Phase I and Phase II investigations in 1996-1997. The earlier investigations erroneously focused on an area east of the railroad property where the CCC/USDA did not operate, specifically on a private grain storage facility. In addition, the investigation was limited in scope, because access to railroad property was denied (Argonne 1997a,b). The hydrogeologic system at Hilton is potentially complex.

  12. A Summary Report Keeping pace with changing global markets, meeting world demand for a host

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    Minnesota, University of

    in an uncertain world. Robert Johns (CTS director), Rebecca Jasper (Council of Supply Chain ManagementA Summary Report Keeping pace with changing global markets, meeting world demand for a host, transportation infrastructure, ports, railroads, biofuels and agricultural byproducts, and transportation

  13. Travel directions to the Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht (SIU) Street Address

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    Rutten, Rob

    Travel directions to the Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht (SIU) Street Address Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht Buijs Ballotlaboratorium Princetonplein 5 De Uithof Utrecht Telephone: 030­2535200 within Holland, a grocery store ("food market"), a large 24-hour Burger King, etc. Buy a paper railroad ticket to Utrecht

  14. Gathering Data to Assess Your Watershed

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    Water and Wastewater Planning and Assessments Population Projections Railroad Commission (RRC) Oil Quality Data: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/compliance/monitoring /crp/data/samplequery.html 305b reports (EPA) Enforcement and Compliance History Online Permit Compliance System US Fish and Wildlife Service

  15. Gathering Data to Assess Your Watershed

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    Response Data from State Agencies Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Water Quality Data: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us and Wastewater Planning and Assessments Population Projections TNRIS Data from State Agencies Railroad Commission) Source of Geographic Information of Texas Website: http://www.tnris.state.tx.us/DataCatalog.aspx Aerial

  16. An Evolutionary Approach For Blind Deconvolution Of Barcode Images With Nonuniform Illumination

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    Dumas, Laurent

    in industrial applications (supermarket checkout sys- tem, labelling railroad cars, ...). Nowadays, every comparison, allergen database (gluten, peanut ...). Unfortunately, it is not usual to have its own personal blurred and distorted by various factors, including speckle noise, ambient light. Then, a way, to decode

  17. Transportation Outlook 2035: Creating a Blueprint for the Sherman-Denison Region's Future

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    Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    ........................................................................................................................................... 61 7.1 Freight Transportation ....................................................................................................................................... 65 8.1 North Texas Regional Airport Share of Aircraft... days as small settlements in the Texoma region the cities of Sherman-Denison- VanAlstyne-Howe-Pottsboro fortunes have been tied to transportation. From historical roads, followed by railroads followed by, highways, and a county airport have all shaped...

  18. Transportation Network Equilibrium --The Formalism for Networks Today from the Internet

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nagurney, Anna

    Telecommunications Energy Supply Chains Interregional Trade Industrial Organization Location Theory Spatial #12;US Railroad Freight Flows #12;Natural Gas Pipeline Network in the US #12;World Oil Trading Network and Complex Networks · A New Network Performance/Efficiency Measure with Applications to Network Systems

  19. Annual Report of the Feed Control Service, 1952-53.

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    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; namf town from which shipment was made; name of firm from wnlcn feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in cases...

  20. Annual Report of the Feed Control Service, 1951-52.

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    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of truck in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information...

  1. Annual Report of the Feed Control Service, 1953-54.

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    Anonymous

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    shipment; number and initials of car (or license number of truck in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from rrhich shipment was made; name of firm from ' i~hich feed was purchased...

  2. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1938, to August 31, 1939.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1939-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment...

  3. This project is associated with the LouisianaTransportation Research Center (LTRC) partnership with the National Center for IntermodalTransportation for Economic Competiveness (NCITEC).The NCITEC is a UniversityTransportation Center housed at

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stephens, Jacqueline

    , and decreasing energy consumption. 4. Direct Cost Efficiency: The objectives include developing cost- efficient.The Maritime Administration uses port and waterway performance measures (e.g., port throughputs, shipping, and port availability), and the U.S. Class I railroads use three measures: cars on line, train speed

  4. Attoyac Bayou GIS Inventory, Source Survey and Land Use Cover Report

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Boitnott, N.; Castilaw, A.; Gregory, L.; Wagner, K.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency GIS geographic information system HUC hydrologic unit code LULC land use land cover NAIP National Agricultural Imagery Program NED National Elevation Dataset NHD National Hydrography Dataset... NLCD National Landcover Dataset NRCS U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service RRC Railroad Commission of Texas RUAA recreational use attainability analysis SELECT Spatially Explicit Load Enrichment Calculation Tool...

  5. An Actor's Tribute to Thurgood Marshall Good evening. You all look very familiar and maybe I do too. It's nice to be among so

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Russell, Lynn

    1 An Actor's Tribute to Thurgood Marshall Good evening. You all look very familiar and maybe I do Thomas now occupies the so-called Thurgood Marshall seat on the Supreme Court. This entire evening could Marshall was a railroad porter and he pushed me to love the Constitution of the United States. Ironically

  6. Varieties of Cotton for North Texas.

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    Dunkle, P. B. (Paul Burtch)

    1930-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    miles west of Denton, Dentqn County, forty miles northwest of Dallas, and forty miles north and slightly east of Fort Worth in the rt Worth Prairie. Denton is served by the Texas gt Pacific i the M. K. & T. Railroads. The elevation is approximately...

  7. MSU Extension Publication Archive Archive copy of publication, do not use for current recommendations. Up-to-date

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    , posts, poles, railroad ties , veneer, charcoal, and piling. Trees also provide chemical by-products, Extension Specialist, Forestry Trees are both a product of, and an influence on, their environment. They are, therefore, a part of the total ecosystem that includes air, soil, cli- mate, water, animals, plants, etc

  8. L A N D U S E H I S T O R Y3 Above. Henry Miller's Bloomfield Ranch, near Gilroy, ca. 1890 (Unknown ca. 1890a). Below. Label from canned peaches, Filice & Perrelli Canning Co.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    of these cultural transformations has led to dramatically different ways of using the local landscape. Within each or the arrival of the railroad), and variations in climate (dry or wet series of years; fig. 3.1). Mission San. In particular, regional agricultural trends help elucidate soil texture and type (e.g., seasonally wet areas

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

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    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Laboratory Testing to Address the Potential for Damaging Hydraulic Pressure in the Concrete Tie of different combinations of concrete ties and fastening system components to RSD (1). TTC's tests resulted) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance on North American freight railroads. Currently

  10. Train Diplomacy

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    Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William; Bleier, R.H.

    2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Broadcast Transcript: You got your A Train. You got your Chattanooga Choo Choo. You got your Hogwarts Express. And now you got your Reunification Railroad. For the first time in 56 years, trains crossed the border between North and South Korea...

  11. CSE293 Computer Science & Engineering Design Laboratory Marklin Computer Controllable Model Trains Project

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    Demurjian, Steven A.

    CSE293 Computer Science & Engineering Design Laboratory Marklin Computer Controllable Model Trains" of the system. The real time control is for, of all things, model railroading trains. If you had them as a kid trains, where there is digital control for every train (each train has an onboard computer), for switches

  12. Microsoft Word - Northern Pass Amended Application - FINAL

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    67 4.7 Railroad ROW 69 4.8 New England-Based Renewable Energy Projects 71 4.9 Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency 73 4.10 Natural Gas-Fired Generation 75 4.11...

  13. Department of Industrial Engineering Fall 2012 Laser Non-Contact Measurement of Moving Product

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    With a non-contact measurement system improvements can be made in the inspection area ultimately eliminating Product Overview ArcelorMittal produces steel rails for railroads, cranes, transit agencies companies The team visited the factory again to conduct more measurements for the prototype and CAD models

  14. University of Heidelberg Institute of Environmental Physics

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    Roth, Kurt

    ?!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! construction ·urban facilities (houses,...) ·roads and railways 3 nd-water-level declines caused by pump was disrupted, causing differential thawing that warped the roadbed. The railroad was abandoned in 1938?!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! construction ·urban facilities (houses,...) ·roads and railways 1985-90: 78 M$ maintenance cost for Qinghai

  15. Current Status and Potential Impacts Regarding the Proposed Development of a Rail Line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository

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    Lanthrum, G. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Gunnerson, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper provides a description of the current status regarding the proposed development of a rail line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, Southern Nevada, which includes potential impacts analyzed during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and the subsequent creation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rail line. Potential impacts are addressed within the context of impacts to natural and human environmental resources found within the geographic area of the proposed federal project. Potential impacts to these resources have been fully analyzed in the Rail Alignment Draft EIS (DEIS). This paper includes a summary of the potential impacts analyzed in the DEIS. Examples of potential impacts include land use conflicts, air quality, water use, and impacts to biological and cultural resources, among others. In conclusion: Based on its obligations under the NWPA and its decision to select the mostly rail scenario for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, DOE needs to ship these materials by rail in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. DOE prepared the Rail Alignment EIS to provide the background, data, information, and analyses to help decision makers and the public understand the potential environmental impacts that could result from constructing and operating a railroad for shipment of spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing rail line in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. This railroad would consist of a rail line, railroad operations support facilities, and other related infrastructure. DOE will use the Rail Alignment EIS to decide whether to construct and operate the proposed railroad, and if so, to: - Select a rail alignment (Caliente rail alignment or Mina rail alignment) in which to construct the railroad; - Select the common segments and alternative segments within either a Caliente rail alignment or a Mina rail alignment. The Department would use the selected common segments and alternative segments to identify the public lands to be included in right-of-way applications; - Decide where to construct proposed railroad operations support facilities; - Decide whether to restrict use of the rail line to DOE trains, or whether to allow commercial shippers to operate over the rail line; and - Determine what mitigation measures to implement. (authors)

  16. Transporation Energy

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    Clifford Mirman; Promod Vohra

    2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This Transportation Energy Project is comprised of four unique tasks which work within the railroad industry to provide solutions in various areas of energy conservation. These tasks addressed: energy reducing yard related decision issues; alternate fuels; energy education, and energy storage for railroad applications. The NIU Engineering and Technology research team examined these areas and provided current solutions which can be used to both provide important reduction in energy usage and system efficiency in the given industry. This project also sought a mode in which rural and long-distance education could be provided. The information developed in each of the project tasks can be applied to all of the rail companies to assist in developing efficiencies.

  17. Northeast Corridor improvement project draft environmental impact statement/report for electrification of Northwest Corridor, New Haven, CT. to Boston, MA. Volume 3. Technical appendices. Final report, September 1992-September 1993

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impacts of extending electrification on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation's (Amtrak) Northeast Corridor (NEC) from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts are of direct concern to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To improve rail service and increase ridership between New York and Boston, Amtrak proposes the electrification of the NEC main line between New Haven, CT and Boston, MA using an overhead 2 x 25,000 volt - 60 hertz power system. The volume Number III contains the detailed technical studies that were performed in order to identify and evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed project. Some of these studies have been included entirely in the Draft Environmental Impact Statements-draft (DEIS/R) (Volume 1). The technical evaluations performed were based upon regulatory requirements as well as substantive issues raised by individuals and public agencies as part of the public participation program.

  18. Energy Policy Act transportation rate study: Interim report on coal transportation

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    NONE

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purpose of this report is to examine changes in domestic coal distribution and railroad coal transportation rates since enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90). From 1988 through 1993, the demand for low-sulfur coal increased, as a the 1995 deadline for compliance with Phase 1 of CAAA90 approached. The shift toward low-sulfur coal came sooner than had been generally expected because many electric utilities switched early from high-sulfur coal to ``compliance`` (very low-sulfur) coal. They did so to accumulate emissions allowances that could be used to meet the stricter Phase 2 requirements. Thus, the demand for compliance coal increased the most. The report describes coal distribution and sulfur content, railroad coal transportation and transportation rates, and electric utility contract coal transportation trends from 1979 to 1993 including national trends, regional comparisons, distribution patterns and regional profiles. 14 figs., 76 tabs.

  19. The Cherokee and Crawford County Coal Field With Analyses of the Coal

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Carpenter, C.B.; Brown, H.R.

    1915-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at $59.25 2370.00 One car 20# rails and spikes 921.22 1 #3 brass fitted pump 73.75 Railroad switch complete about 3 /4 mi, - 7450.00 Six 20# switches complete 135.00 Railroad right of way to line track - 1000,00 One well 856 ft . deep complete... and piped to engine - - - - - - - - - - 1400.00 Drain ditch 333.63 35 ft . of 24" tiling for ditch 32.00 86 tons of coal 129.75 Teaming 36.50 One 6f by 12" locomotive 25oo.00 1500 pit ties 4x6x5 275.00 50 white oak ties 6-6-8 22.50 One sx$ engine...

  20. Does the lack of trade matter?: the endowment effect and the Coase Theorem

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    Rose, Cynthia Lynn

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    will be allocated efficiently regardless of the initial assignment of property rights, started a revolution of thought in the economic profession in the areas of transaction costs and exchange theory. I use the railroad-and-farmer example made famous by Coase... Worker: Editorial and Research Assistant, May 2001 ? present Cook Children 's Physicians Network, Denton, Texas Receptionist: May 1999 ? present Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Denton, Texas Ward Clerk: Summer 2000 Law Office of Michael R. Lipscomb...

  1. Energy Systems Group Annual Report

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Anand, N. K.; Caton, J.; Heffington, W. M.; O'Neal, D. L.; Somasundaram, S.; Turner, W. D.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and attracted over 230 attendees. The chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, Mack Wallace was the keynote speaker and Ralph Lewis, formerly Vice President of Gulf Oil Company, was the luncheon speaker. There were twenty-four technical papers, four tutorial...-eight papers, four tutorial seminars and three discussion groups. Dr. Arthur Rosenfield, program leader at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, was the first luncheon speaker and Dr. Albert Bartlett from the University of Colorado was the seond luncheon speaker...

  2. Financial and Technical Resources for Completing Energy Efficiency Projects - The DOT/FTA Perspective

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    Koski, D.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Financial and Technical Resources for Completing Energy Efficiency Projects ? The DOT/FTA Perspective Don Koski, FTA Region VI CATEE Conference November 9, 2011 ?FTA is part of the US DOT with a mission to support public transit through... of Transportation ? TIGER Grants ? FTA Programs ? FHWA Flex Funding ? United We Ride ? FHWA Livability Efforts ? State/Metro Planning ? Railroad Infrastructure U.S. Department of Agriculture ? Rural Efforts + Infrastructure Investment ?Urban/Rural...

  3. Abilene Metropolitan Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2010-2035

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Lindley, former Abilene City Engineer MPO Staff (Non-Voting) Robert Allen, Abilene MPO Transportation Planning Director Dyess AFB SH 351 SH 351 FM 10 82 Jones County JonesCounty Jones County Jones County Jones County Te xt Jones County Jones... Area Urbanized Area Boundary county lines City Limits Freeways and Expressways Major Streets and Highways Railroad 0241Miles Tye Potosi Caps Dyess AFB Abilene Regional Airport Abilene ??? 20 ??? 20 ??? 20 Hamby State Prisons Lake Fort Phantom Hill...

  4. A Summary and Appraisal of Texas Real Property Tax Laws.

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    Bradshaw, H. C.; Gabbard, L. P. (Letcher P.); Parks, W. Robert (William Robert)

    1944-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    they are located and are taxable by the county? Franchises and easements to use streets for the purpose of running street cars, railroad trains, or the erection of transmission lines are real property and, as such, subject to taxation.'' Property Exempt from...TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. R. CONNER, Director College Station. Texas A SUMMARY AND APPRAISAL OF TEXAS REAL PROPERTY aax LAWS AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS F. C. BOLTON, Acting President W. ROBERT PARKS, L. P...

  5. Financial and Technical Resources The HUD Perspective

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    Jensen, J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . ?Regional Planning Grants ?Challenge Grants ?Capacity Building Grants FY 10 - $100 million FY 11 - $95 million HUD ? primarily provides funds to State and local governments and non-profit agencies for housing and community development.../Metro Planning ? Railroad Infrastructure U.S. Department of Agriculture ? Rural Efforts + ? Community Development Block Grants ? State and Local Government ? Housing ? Infrastructure ? Public Improvements ? Section 108 Loan Guarantee ? Similar...

  6. -A 5cienc.e Service peature Released upon receipt

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    ? Mailed June 30, 1931 By Charles R'itzhugh Talman, Authority on Meteorology. -AIR-CONDITIONING The recent advent of a completely air-conditioned passenger t r a i n on the Baltimore 8. Ohio Railroad. between New,(( which has made such s t a r t l i n g Progress within the past f ea years. Air-conditioning i n s t a l

  7. A Science Service Feature-Released upon receipt but intended f o r use

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    & Just as air-conditioning and artifictal cooling on railroads was at f i r s t applied only to dining. As deodorizing can easily be made an adjunct of air- conditioning, shipboard atmospheres in the future w i l l s t vessels to be equipped a i t h air-conditioning and air- cooling aoparatus is the S.S. Mariposa, which

  8. Natural Gas Regulatory Policy: Current Issues

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Watkins, G.

    NATURAL GAS REGULATORY roLICY: CURRENT ISSUES G. GAIL WATKINS Railroad Commission of Texas Austin, Texas ABSTRACT Many changes have occurred in recent months in both federal and state natural gas regulation. Those changes have increased... the options of industrial energy consumers for purchasing and moving natural gas. This panel viII discuss important developments in federal and state regulatory arenas and their impacts on purchasing options. Among the issues discussed viII be: 1...

  9. Description of the United States sorghum subsector and the development of a seasonal sorghum cash price forecasting model

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Jackson, David Michael

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Twent -six Years of World Cereal Statistics, World Grain Trade Sta- tistics 1950-51/1972-73, the FAS, and various issues of the ~Forei n A riculture Circular. EEC countries and Japanese cattle, swine, and chicken numbers were obtained from the FAS... conventional grain drying systems, 40, 000-bu. capacity, 1976 . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 19 General trends in railroad rates and costs 1972 and 1975 . 64 20 Interstate Commerce Commission, Revenue/Cost analysis, Noncompensatory rates, 1975. 65 21 Ocean...

  10. Final environmental impact statement/report and 4(f) statement. Volume 1. Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume I) is the main body of the FEIS/R and includes a 4(f) Statement on the proposed location of an electrification facility in the Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

  11. Record of decision: Final environmental impact statement/report and 4(f) statement. Northeast Corridor Improvement Project electrification, New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This record of decision (ROD) completes the environmental review by the Federal Administration (FRA) of the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to extend electric train operation from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. In this ROD, FRA approves Amtrak`s proposal subject to the inclusion into the project of a number of measures to eliminate or minimize potential adverse environmental impacts.

  12. Appendix to the final environmental impact report supplement. Northeast Corridor Improvement Project electrification, New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is an appendix to the final Environmental Impact Report Supplement, published on February 15, 1995, addressing the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. The purpose of this document is to discuss the selection of the Boston area electrical substation site and the relocation of a paralleling station in East Foxboro.

  13. Final environmental impact statement/report. Volume 3. Response to comments on draft environmental impact statement/report. Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven CT to Boston, MA

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    NONE

    1994-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume III) of the FEIS/R presents summaries of comments received on the DEIS/R and responses to these comments.

  14. Final environmental impact statement/report. Volume 2. Technical studies. Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA

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    NONE

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the final environmental impact statement and final environmental impact report (FEIS/R) on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electric traction from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. This document (Volume II) presents additional technical studies to supplement Volume III of the DEIS/R issued in October 1993 (PB94-111838).

  15. Muckraking elements in Frank Norris's "The Octopus.

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    Leitz, Robert Charles

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    illegal schemes and imposes the same outrageous rates and. regu. lations as the real "octopus. " Likewise, 'Iorris creates f'ct. 'anal characters to correspond. to the real ranchers who had opposed the railroad. IIagnus and IIarran i)errick, Annixter... "mouthpieces" for the business interests which owned them, but they were necessary elements ior the great hoax to be successful. The apathetic public was unli! ely to be aware that collusion existed between industry end government and that illegal...

  16. Lubbock Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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    Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and its predecessors, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, specified the transportation systems on which certain federal funds can... in Chapter 5 ? Streets and Highways; Chapter 6 ? Public Transportation; Chapter 7 ? Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan; Chapter 8 ? Lubbock International Airport and Chapter 9 ? Railroads and Trucking. Federally funded transit projects were developed...

  17. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 7

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    Lembit Salasoo; Jennifer Topinka; Anthony H Furman; Paul K Houpt

    2004-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Experimental and analytical work has continued on advanced fuel injection. Experimental trends continue to agree with modeling predictions. Based on rub tests, polymeric abradable coating compositions were downselected and evaluated in the turbocharger, to give encouraging performance gains. The detailed hybrid battery duty cycle was studied and battery life testing procedure required adjustments. Optimizer algorithm robustness has been improved, and a real-time optimizer simulation system was constructed and demonstrated at a railroad suppliers trade meeting.

  18. Analysis of the HSEES Chemical Incident Database Using Data and Text Mining Methodologies

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    Mahdiyati, -

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    was established to meet the federal hazardous material transportation regulation. All modes of transportation except for pipeline and bulk marine transportation are covered by the HMIRS database. The process industry should take advantage of these chemical... al., 1999). HSEES HMIRSOSHA RMP Fixed facility Transportation Railroad, Highway, Pipeline, Waterways Residence areas Agricultural areas Public areas Industry 4 Based on the availability of chemical incident database and their evident...

  19. An implicit centered finite-difference simulation for free surface flows in a rocking tank

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    Jobst, William Edward

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    include the liquid movement in closed containers such as tank trucks on highways and railroads, liquid fuel tanks in space vehicles' and contained liquid cargo in oceangoing vessels. Interest in this particular fluid phenomenon has grown consider...AN IMPLICIT CENTERED FINITE-DIFFERENCE SIMULATION FOR FREE SURFACE FLOWS IN A ROCKING TANK A Thesis by WILLIAM EDWARD JOBST Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree...

  20. Correlation of habitat parameters with whistle-count densities of bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) in Texas

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    Reid, Rob Ray

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with clumps of invading brush characteristic of the Gulf Prairies and Marshes. 'p ;t Table Z. Hean habitat diversity and interspersion indices for the whistle-count transects within the 10 ecological areas in Texas. Ecological area Number of transects.... Included within this category were the numbe& of intersecting fences, shrubrows, windbreaks, powerlines, roads, and railroad right-of-ways, and whether or not these structures para', ieled the whistle-count transect. The number of edges (an abrupt...

  1. Coal-fueled diesel technology development. Final report, March 3, 1988--January 31, 1994

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    none,

    1994-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1979, the US Department of Energy has been sponsoring Research and Development programs to use coal as a fuel for diesel engines. In 1984, under the partial sponsorship of the Burlington Northern and Norfolk Southern Railroads, GE completed a 30-month study on the economic viability of a coal-fueled locomotive. In response to a GE proposal to continue researching the economic and technical feasibility of a coal-fueled diesel engine for locomotives, DOE awarded a contract to GE Corporate Research and Development for a three-year program that began in March 1985 and was completed in 1988. That program was divided into two parts: an Economic Assessment Study and a Technical Feasibility Study. The Economic Assessment Study evaluated the benefits to be derived from development of a coal-fueled diesel engine. Seven areas and their economic impact on the use of coal-fueled diesels were examined; impact on railroad infrastructure, expected maintenance cost, environmental considerations, impact of higher capital costs, railroad training and crew costs, beneficiated coal costs for viable economics, and future cost of money. The Technical Feasibility Study used laboratory- and bench-scale experiments to investigate the combustion of coal. The major accomplishments of this study were the development of injection hardware for coal water slurry (CWS) fuel, successful testing of CWS fuel in a full-size, single-cylinder, medium-speed diesel engine, evaluation of full-scale engine wear rates with metal and ceramic components, and the characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions. Full combustion of CWS fuel was accomplished at full and part load with reasonable manifold conditions.

  2. What explains the increased utilization of Powder River Basin coal in electric power generation?

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    Gerking, S.; Hamilton, S.F. [University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This article examines possible explanations for increased utilization of Powder River Basin (PRB) coal in electric power generation that occurred over the last two decades. Did more stringent environmental policy motivate electric power plants to switch to less polluting fuels? Or, did greater use of PRB coal occur because relative price changes altered input markets in favor of this fuel. A key finding is that factors other than environmental policy such as the decline in railroad freight rates together with elastic demand by power plants were major contributors to the increased utilization of this fuel.

  3. SWRI notes synthetic fuels capabilities

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    Not Available

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A report is given of the test facilities developed by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas. Briefly described are a combustion bomb system for the study of the ignition quality of fuels for diesel engines; a variable compression ratio, direct injection, small cylinder engine allowing photography and monitoring of fuel combustion; a mathematical model which predicts cetane number from NMR measurements; another model for blending alcohols and gasoline to specified fuel properties; and a single cylinder, four stroke diesel engine representative of railroad and marine engines, the only engine of this size and speed range available for research in the US.

  4. Locomotive emission study. Final report

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    NONE

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The work for the report involved the estimation of the air pollution emissions arising from the operation of railroad locomotives in six non-attainment air management basins within California. The six air basins are the Bay Area, the Central Coast (which includes the North Central Coast and the South Central Coast basins), the South Coast, San Diego, San Joaquin, and the Sacramento Valley basins. In addition, the effort involved the development of information about the efficacy and cost of feasible control strategies for locomotive-generated air pollution emissions, for both long and short term implementation.

  5. Ultrasonic Rayleigh wave inspection of unit train rotary couplers

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    Salkowski, Charles Leo

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) fleet of 90, 718 kg. high side, rotary dump gondolas. The cars travel 5205 knr round trip from La Grange to the Decker Mines near Gillete, wyoming in approximately ten days. The annual rate of service accumulation.... There are several designs ol' rotary couplers in use, one of which has experienced extraordinarily high failure rates. Car maintenance occurs at the LCRA shop in Smithville, Texas and at other railroad shops along coal train routes. These shops perform...

  6. "Pretty plutocrats": a feminist reading of the works of Charles Dudley Warner

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    Kibbe, Kristi Kay

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    railroad surveyor in Missouri, which enabled him to travel throughout the West (Lounsbury viii). These travels would later be exploited by Warner when he created the character of Philip Sterling in The Gilded A e. Still drawn to the legal profession... as the cucumbers which lay sliced in ice before her, and when she began to dispense the fresh dishes, I saw at once that the day of my destiny was over (93). After trying to convince Polly that it was he who had in fact done all the work, the gardener finally...

  7. Final environment impact report supplement: Northeast corridor improvement project electrification: New Haven, CT to Boston, MA. Final report

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    NONE

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a supplement to the final environmental impact report (FEIR) published in October 1994 on the proposal by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to complete the electrification of the Northeast Corridor main line by extending electrification from New Haven, CT, to Boston, MA. The purpose of this supplement is to provide additional information relative to: the Roxbury Substation Alternative Analysis; an expanded discussion on mitigation of potential adverse impacts; draft Section 61 findings; the Memorandum of Understanding between Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for Route 128 Station; Amtrak`s draft outreach program; and to address other Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act concerns.

  8. Coal Transportation Issues (released in AEO2007)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most of the coal delivered to U.S. consumers is transported by railroads, which accounted for 64% of total domestic coal shipments in 2004. Trucks transported approximately 12% of the coal consumed in the United States in 2004, mainly in short hauls from mines in the East to nearby coal-fired electricity and industrial plants. A number of minemouth power plants in the West also use trucks to haul coal from adjacent mining operations. Other significant modes of coal transportation in 2004 included conveyor belt and slurry pipeline (12%) and water transport on inland waterways, the Great Lakes, and tidewater areas (9%).

  9. Services, Facilities, and Costs of Marketing Vegetables in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

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    Crawford, G. L. (George Lemuel)

    1928-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ,000. The railroads have established regular fast-freight schedules for fruit and vegetables as follows : first morning out, Houston; second morning out, Fort Worth; third morning out, Little Rock, Memphis, and New Orleans ; fourth morning out, St. Louis ; fifth... on the right gives the average per cent for the ithree years of carlots shipped by Texas to these markets. Of all carlots #of cabbage shipped into St. Louis, 78 per cent mere from Texas. Dur- ing the same period, Texas furnished 58 per cent for Chicago...

  10. William L. Cabell: Citizen, soldier, politician

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    Harvey, Paul Howe

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    from Fort Warren Prison, i. n Boston Harbor, he returned to his adopted state of Arkansas and began the study of law. He was soon admit, ted to the bar and in 1872 moved with his family to Dallas, Texas. He served as the Mayor of Dallas in 1874..., 1875 and 1877. In 1879 he joined the Texas Trunk Railroad Company and served as its Vice-President until 1883. In 1883, he resigned his position and won election to his fourth term as Mayor of Dallas. In 18S5, he decided not to run again...

  11. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1936 to August 31, 1937.

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    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1937-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which... feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other States, as it will assist in proving the sale...

  12. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, from September 1, 1948 to August 31, 1949.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1949-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the inspector the following information: freight bills and invoices covering each shipment; or, the total number of tons in each shipment; number and initials of car or license number of truck in which shipment is recei~red; number and date of waybill; name... of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment...

  13. Commercial Feeding Stuffs from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1940.

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    Sullivan, James; Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs)

    1940-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date... of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other States, as it will assist in proving the sale and protecting Texas purchasers...

  14. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1935 to August 31, 1936.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1936-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for use of the inspector the fol- lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment... was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other States...

  15. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, September 1, 1937 to August 31, 1938.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fuller, F. D. (Frederick Driggs); Sullivan, James

    1938-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that purchasers of feed in car lots should always have available for use of the inspector the fol- lowing information: the total number of tons in the shipment; number and initials of car in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name... of railroad issuing waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; dat of original waybill; date shipment was received, and price per ton. Thi information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases...

  16. Commercial Feeding Stuffs, from September 1, 1949 to August 31, 1950.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Holleman, M. P.; Brock, F. D.

    1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    information : freight bills and invoices covering each shipment; or, the total number of tons in each shipment; number and initials of car or license number of truck in which shipment is received; number and date of waybill; name of railroad issuing... waybill; name of town from which shipment was made; name of firm from which feed was purchased; date shipment was received, and price per ton. This information is especially valuable to the Service in all cases involving the shipment of feed from other...

  17. Willis and Huntsville Tobacco Soils : A Preliminary Report Upon the Study of Texas Tobacco Soils and Texas Tobacco.

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    Harrington, H. H. (Henry Hill); Tilson, P. S.

    1902-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , sandy soil, with a considerable amount of iron in it. It had been lightly fertilized the two previous seasons. No. 15 is the subsoil of No. 16. No. IS is a virgin soil, taken from a flat west of the railroad. The mechanical analysis of these same....25 ;.GS .37 .40 2.74 12.78 .307 42.63 28.87 8.57 10.18 6.64 .09 36.93 29.79 10.63 11.81 7.57 8 TEXAS AGSICULTUBAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS. Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, and Arkansas, but it usually fails when planted outside of the blue...

  18. File

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump3,"Alabama","Alabama","Coke Plant","Railroad",25825

  19. The Minorities of China.

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    Dwyer, Arienne M.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resources, such as Xinjiang (oil, natural gas, mi- nerals) and Manchuria (coal). Though local peo- ple have indirectly benefited from the infrastruc- tural development such as railroad and highway construction associated with the extraction...-Burman language include the Hani and Lisu; the diverse Hani (known as Akha in Thailand) have a population of 1.44 m. (2000), including three regional dia- lects Ha-Ai, Bi-Kaw, and Hao-Bai; the Lisu (comprising the Anung and Che-nung) have a population of 634...

  20. SWORDS INTO PLOUGHSHARES: The Struggle to Build an Ordered Community of Liberty on the southeast Kansas Frontier 1867-1876

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    Mack, John N.

    2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    the viability of their families and farms but also their independence and freedom. Settlers felt violated ? they believed that the promises made to them by the government had been broken as a result of back-room deals by federal land officials and corrupt... the railroads, southeast Kansas settlers consequently were responding not just to the personal threat of losing their homes and farms but to a much larger perceived risk of losing the very Republic they had defended with their lives as soldiers in the Civil...

  1. Coal-fueled diesel engines for locomotive applications

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hsu, B.D.; Najewicz, D.J.; Cook, C.S.

    1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GE Transportation Systems (GE/TS) completed a two and one half year study into the economic viability of a coal fueled locomotive. The coal fueled diesel engine was deemed to be one of the most attractive options. Building on the BN-NS study, a proposal was submitted to DOE to continue researching economic and technical feasibility of a coal fueled diesel engine for locomotives. The contract DE-AC21-85MC22181 was awarded to GE Corporate Research and Development (GE/CRD) for a three year program that began in March 1985. This program included an economic assessment and a technical feasibility study. The economic assessment study examined seven areas and their economic impact on the use of coal fueled diesels. These areas included impact on railroad infrastructure, expected maintenance cost, environmental considerations, impact of higher capital costs, railroad training and crew costs, beneficiated coal costs for viable economics, and future cost of money. The results of the study indicated the merits for development of a coal-water slurry (CWS) fueled diesel engine. The technical feasibility study examined the combustion of CWS through lab and bench scale experiments. The major accomplishments from this study have been the development of CWS injection hardware, the successful testing of CWS fuel in a full size, single cylinder, medium speed diesel engine, evaluation of full scale engine wear rates with metal and ceramic components, and the characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions.

  2. Northeast corridor improvement project draft environmental impact statement/report for electrification of Northwest Corridor, New Haven, CT. To Boston, MA. Volume 1. Final report, September 1992-September 1993

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The impacts of extending electrification on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation's (Amtrak) Northeast Corridor (NEC) from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts are of direct concern to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To improve rail service and increase ridership between New York and Boston, Amtrak proposes the electrification of the NEC main line between New Haven, CT and Boston, MA using an overhead 2 X 25,000 volt - 60 hertz power system. This volume considers impacts on the Human and Natural Environment utilizing guidance as outlined in CFR Part 1500, Council on Environmental Quality, Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Requirements of NEPA as amended and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regulations (301 CMR 11:00). Impacts analyzed include changes in the natural environment (air quality, noise and vibration, energy, electromagnetic fields, natural resources, hazardous materials and visual/aesthetics), changes in the social environment (land use and recreation, transportation and traffic), impacts on historic and archaeological sites, changes in transit service and patronage, associated changes in highway and airport congestion, capital costs, operating and maintenance costs, and financial implications. Impacts are identified both for the proposed construction period and for the long-term operation of the alternatives.

  3. Economic assessment of coal-burning locomotives: Topical report

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    Not Available

    1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The General Electric Company embarked upon a study to evaluate various alternatives for the design and manufacture a coal fired locomotive considering various prime movers, but retaining the electric drive transmission. The initial study was supported by the Burlington-Northern and Norfolk-Southern railroads, and included the following alternatives: coal fired diesel locomotive; direct fired gas turbine locomotives; direct fired gas turbine locomotive with steam injection; raw coal gasifier gas turbine locomotive; and raw coal fluid bed steam turbine locomotive. All alternatives use the electric drive transmission and were selected for final evaluation. The first three would use a coal water slurry as a fuel, which must be produced by new processing plants. Therefore, use of a slurry would require a significant plant capital investment. The last two would use classified run-of-the-mine (ROM) coal with much less capital expenditure. Coal fueling stations would be required but are significantly lower in capital cost than a coal slurry plant. For any coal fired locomotive to be commercially viable, it must pass the following criteria: be technically feasible and environmentally acceptable; meet railroads' financial expectations; and offer an attractive return to the locomotive manufacturer. These three criteria are reviewed in the report.

  4. Seismic reflection evidence for two phase development of Tertiary basins from east-central Nevada

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    Liberty, L.M.; Heller, P.L.; Smithson, S.B. (Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States). Dept. of Geology and Geophysics)

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two east-west seismic reflection profiles crossing Antelope Valley, Smokey Valley, Railroad Valley and Big Sand Springs Valley demonstrate the evolution of Tertiary extension from broad sags to narrow, fault-bounded basins. Seismic reflection data was acquired for the Anschutz Corporation by the Digicon Corporation during the winter of 1988/1989. Reprocessing of a 480 channel, 60 fold, dynamite source experiment enabled good imaging of the basin stratigraphy. These data suggest two distinct phases of basin development occurred, separated by a regional unconformity. The early phase is characterized by development of a broad basin riddled with many small offset normal faults. The later phase shows a narrowing of the basin and subsidence along one dominant structure, an apparent planar normal fault. The unconformity separating the two phases of extension marks a transition from broad subsidence to local asymmetric tilting that took place over a short period of time relative to sedimentation rates. Antelope Valley and Railroad Valley clearly show strong evidence for two phase development, whereas Smokey Valley represents mostly the early phase and Big Sand Springs Valley represents only the later phase of extension. The absence of dating within the basins precludes the authors from determining if the abrupt tectonic transition within the basins resulted from differences in local strain rates or amounts, or was due to changes in regional stress fields.

  5. Expanded public notice: Washington State notice of intent for corrective action management unit, Hanford Environmental Restoration Disposal

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is to serve notice of the intent to operate an Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF), adjacent to the 200 West Area of the Hanford Facility, Richland, Washington, as a Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), in accordance with 40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 264.552. The ERDF CAMU will serve as a management unit for the majority of waste (primarily soil) excavated during remediation of waste management sites on the Hanford Facility. Only waste that originates from the Hanford Facility can be accepted in this ERDF CAMU. The waste is expected to consist of dangerous waste, radioactive waste, and mixed waste. Mixed waste contains radioactive and dangerous components. The primary features of the ERDF could include the following: one or more trenches, rail and tractor/trailer container handling capability, railroads, an inventory control system, a decontamination building, and operational offices.

  6. The politics of Peacekeeper Rail Garrison. Doctoral thesis

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    Van Tassel, A.R.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1985, the Congress capped at 50 the number of Peacekeeper ICBMs that could be deployed in vulnerable Minuteman silos, thereby sending the Reagan administration and the Air Force in search of another basing mode so that 100 of the ton-warhead missiles could be deployed as recommended by the Scowcroft Commission. The result was Peacekeeper rail garrison--a strategic nuclear weapon system that combined the Peacekeeper missile with railroad trains garrisoned at military installations. The missile trains would have dispersed across the nation's railways only during times of 'national need like the Cuban Missile Crisis. This case study examines the politics of that weapon system in order to contribute to the literature regarding weapons acquisition, test a number of propositions suggested by the bureaucratic politics model, and assess the influence of nonbureaucratic forces and actors on Peacekeeper rail garrison's fortunes.

  7. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES AT THE POWELL STAGE STATION

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    Hollie K. Gilbert; Julie B. Braun; Brenda R. Pace; Gail Heath; Clark Scott

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory, an ongoing archaeological investigation of a late 19th century stage station was expanded with the use of Electro-Magnetic and Magnetic geophysical surveying. The station known as the Powell Stage Station was a primary transportation hub on the Snake River Plain, bridging the gap between railroad supply depots in Blackfoot, Idaho and booming mining camps throughout Central Idaho. Initial investigations have shown a strong magnetic signature from a buried road and previously unknown features that were not detected by visual surface surveys. Data gained from this project aids in federally directed cultural resource and land management and use requirements and has contributed additional information for archeological interpretation and cultural resource preservation.

  8. Geophysical investigation of the ``Thimble,`` 100-H Area

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    Bergstrom, K.A.

    1994-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of the geophysical investigations conducted as part of the characterization of the buried ``Thimble`` site. The site is located just south of the 116-H-2 Crib and is in the 100-HR-2 Operable Unit. Available documentation has it located between, and at the convergence of, two railroad spurs that run north-south. A concrete monument is believed to mark the site. The burial ground is suspected of containing a vertical safety rod thimble that is reportedly 40 ft long. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic induction (EMI) were the two techniques used in the investigation. The methods were selected because they are non-intrusive, relatively fast, economical, and have been used successfully in other similar investigations on the Hanford Site. The objective of the investigation was to locate the buried thimble.

  9. Oil and gas developments in Oklahoma and panhandle of Texas in 1985

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    Fryklund, R.E.

    1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Declining oil prices, curtailed gas sales, and uncertain tax law changes contributed to a 9.1% decrease in drilling, a 25.3% drop in gas production, and a 5% drop in oil production in Oklahoma and the panhandle of Texas (Texas Railroad Commission District 10) in 1985. Exploration focused on development and extension of existing fields, with development wells outnumbering exploratory wells 20 to 1. Operators completed 14.3% fewer exploratory wells and 9.1% fewer development wells. The success rate for exploratory wells declined to 28.9%, and the success rate for development wells dropped to 72.3%. The Cherokee shelf was the most active trend, with 90 exploratory wells completed in 1985. 3 figures, 4 tables.

  10. Test of Department of Energy Strategic Petroleum Reserve Cavern Bryan Mound 104. [Salt cavern entry wells

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    Goin, K.L.

    1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports the certification test of Cavern Bryan Mound 104 conducted between September 19 and November 9, 1984. The test included pressurization with oil to near maximum test gradient, depressuring to maximum operating gradient, and doing nitrogen leak tests of the three cavern entry wells. Test results indicate nitrogen loss rates from the wells of 35 bbl/y from 104A, 19 bbl/y from 104B, and 0 bbl/y from 104C. These nitrogen loss rates can reasonably be assumed to correspond to a total cavern oil loss rate of 5.4 bbl/y, which is well within the DOE acceptance criterion of 100 bbl/y of oil per cavern. The final phase of the nitrogen leak test was observed by a representative of the Texas Railroad Commission. 7 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Repowering a small coal-fired power plant

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    Miell, R.

    2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Lamar Repowering Project is moving forward. The new generator, capable of producing 18 MW of electricity, is scheduled to be online in June 2008 bringing the total generation to 43 MW. New coal handling equipment, with infrared fire detectors, is almost complete. The new 18 MW steam turbine will be cooled by an air-cooled condenser. Coal will be delivered in a railroad spur to an unloading site then be unloaded onto a conveyor under the tracks and conveyed to two storage domes each holding 6000 tons of coal. It will be drawn out of these through an underground conveyor system, brought into a crusher, conveyed through overhead conveyors and fed into the new coal- fired fluidized bed boilers. 1 photo.

  12. Drilling/producing depths; Two records and a revision

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    Not Available

    1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports that record depths for natural gas or oil well drilling or producing continue to be rare occurrences, although one or two still come in each year. Records fell in Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) District 9 and in the California area of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in 1990. Deep drilling and production has traditionally been defined as well depths greater than 15,000 ft. Smith Tool reported that 9.4% of all active rotary rigs were dedicated to targets below 15,000 ft at the beginning of 1991. Deep rigs had dropped to 8.1% by year-end 1991, but remained above the 1989 and 1990 levels of 8.4 and 7.6%, respectively. In 1988 about 11% of active rigs were drilling deep at any given time.

  13. Deep gas plays are persuading companies like Getty and Mesa petroleum to invest in lease acquisitions

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    Mickey, V.

    1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Much of the big money being spent in the Permian Basin may be going to elaborate tertiary projects for improved oil recovery, but the deep natural gas reserves in the Delaware Basin continue to draw the big drilling and leasing dollars. According to the petroleum information's Rotary Report of late April 1981, Texas Railroad Commission district No. 8 in west Texas had 148 rigs running. Of those, 60 were in a 4-county area of Loving, Pecos, Ward, and Reeves Counties. Thirty-four of those rigs in that area were drilling to objectives below 15,000 ft. In the March University Lands Lease Auction, high dollars were directed to portions of west Texas that include the Delaware Basin.

  14. Rail Access to Yucca Mountain: Critical Issues

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    Halstead, R. J.; Dilger, F.; Moore, R. C.

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The proposed Yucca Mountain repository site currently lacks rail access. The nearest mainline railroad is almost 100 miles away. Absence of rail access could result in many thousands of truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Direct rail access to the repository could significantly reduce the number of truck shipments and total shipments. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified five potential rail access corridors, ranging in length from 98 miles to 323 miles, in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Yucca Mountain. The FEIS also considers an alternative to rail spur construction, heavy-haul truck (HHT) delivery of rail casks from one of three potential intermodal transfer stations. The authors examine the feasibility and cost of the five rail corridors, and DOE's alternative proposal for HHT transport. The authors also address the potential for rail shipments through the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

  15. Freight Shuttle System: Cross-Border Movement of Goods

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    None

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Freight Shuttle System (FSS) is designed to provide freight transportation services between those short and intermediate distance locations (within 600 miles) that are currently handling large volumes of freight traffic. Much like trucks, the FSS's transporters are autonomous: each transporter has its own propulsion and travels independently of other transporters. Inspired by railroads, each FSS transporter has steel wheels operating on a steel running surface and can carry either a standardsize freight container or an over-the-road truck trailer. However, unlike either rail or trucks, the FSS runs on an elevated, dedicated guideway to avoid the interference of other transportation systems. The objective of this report is to examine the potential viability for an alternative transportation system for trailers and containers in a multi-national, cross-border setting. The El Paso-Ciudad Juarez region serves as the environment of this analysis.

  16. Coal: the cornerstone of America's energy future

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    Beck, R.A. [National Coal Council (United Kingdom)

    2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In April 2005, US Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman asked the National Coal Council to develop a 'report identifying the challenges and opportunities of more fully exploring our domestic coal resources to meet the nation's future energy needs'. The Council has responded with eight specific recommendations for developing and implementing advanced coal processing and combustion technologies to satisfy our unquenchable thirst for energy. These are: Use coal-to-liquids technologies to produce 2.6 million barrels/day; Use coal-to-natural gas technologies to produce 4 trillion ft{sup 3}/yr; Build 100 GW of clean coal plants by 2025; Produce ethanol from coal; Develop coal-to-hydrogen technologies; Use CO{sub 2} to enhance recovery of oil and coal-bed methane; Increase the capacity of US coal mines and railroads; and Invest in technology development and implementation. 1 ref.; 4 figs.; 1 tab.

  17. Evaluation of aftermarket LPG conversion kits in light-duty vehicle applications. Final report

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    Bass, E.A. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (US)] [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (US)

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SwRI was contracted by NREL to evaluate three LPG conversion kits on a Chevrolet Lumina. The objective of the project was to measure the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) emissions and fuel economy of these kits, and compare their performance to gasoline-fueled operation and to each other. Varying LPG fuel blends allowed a preliminary look at the potential for fuel system disturbance. The project required kit installation and adjustment according to manufacturer`s instructions. A limited amount of trouble diagnosis was also performed on the fuel systems. A simultaneous contract from the Texas Railroad Commission, in cooperation with NREL, provided funds for additional testing with market fuels (HD5 propane and industry average gasoline) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions speciation to determine the ozone-forming potential of LPG HC emissions. This report documents the procurement, installation, and testing of these LPG conversion kits.

  18. Coronary heart diseases: Assessment of risk associated with work exposure to ultralow-frequency magnetic fields

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    Ptitsyna, N.G.; Kopytenko, Y.A.; Tyasto, M.I.; Kopytenko, E.A.; Voronov, P.M.; Zaitsev, D.B. [Inst. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radio Wave Propagation, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)] [Inst. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radio Wave Propagation, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Villoresi, G. [CNR, Frascati (Italy). Inst. di Fisica Spazio Interplanetario] [CNR, Frascati (Italy). Inst. di Fisica Spazio Interplanetario; Kudrin, V.A. [Inst. of Railroad Workers` Hygiene, Moscow (Russian Federation)] [Inst. of Railroad Workers` Hygiene, Moscow (Russian Federation); Iucci, N. [Terza Univ. di Roma, Rome (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica E. Amaldi] [Terza Univ. di Roma, Rome (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica E. Amaldi

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present analysis was stimulated by previous findings on the possible influence of natural ultralow-frequency (ULF; 0.001--10 Hz) geomagnetic field variations on the cardiovascular system and indications of an effect of man-made ULF magnetic fields on the rate of myocardial infarction. In the present study, the authors considered the occupational health hazards of the strongest ULF magnetic fields in densely populated urban areas. Measurements of ULF magnetic field fluctuations produced by trains powered by DC electricity were performed by means of a computer-based, highly sensitive, three-component magnetometer. The authors found that the magnitude of magnetic field pulses inside the driver`s cab of electric locomotives (ELs) could be {ge} 280 {micro}T in the vertical component, and, in the driver`s compartment of electric motor unit (EMU) trains, they were approximately 50 and 35 {micro}T, respectively. The authors have investigated the relationships between the occupational exposure to ULF magnetic field fluctuations produced by electric trains and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) among railroad workers in the former Soviet Union. They have analyzed medical statistical data for a period of 3 years for approximately 45,000 railroad workers and 4,000 engine drivers. The authors have also analyzed 3 years of morbidity data for three subgroups of engine drivers ({approximately} 4,000 in each group) operating different types of trains. They find that EL drivers have a twofold increase in risk (2.00 {+-} 0.27) of coronary heart diseases (CHDs) compared with EMU drivers. Because the analysis of major CVDs shows that the examined subpopulations of drivers can be considered to have had equal exposure to all known risk factors, the elevated CHD risk among El drivers could be attributed to the increased occupational exposure to ULF magnetic fields.

  19. NYPA/TH!NK Clean Commute Program Final Report - Inception through December 2004

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    James Francfort; Don Karner

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Clean Commute Program uses TH!NK city electric vehicles from Ford Motor Companys electric vehicle group, TH!NK Mobility, to demonstrate the feasibility of using electric transportation in urban applications. Suburban New York City railroad commuters use the TH!NK city vehicles to commute from their private residences to railroad stations, where they catch commuter trains into New York City. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the TH!NK city vehicles is located at the commuters private residences as well as seven train stations. Ford leased at total of 97 TH!NK city electric vehicles to commuters from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties for $199 per month. First Clean Commute Program vehicle deliveries occurred late in 2001, with data collection commencing in February 2002. Through May, 2004, 24 of the lessees have returned their vehicles to Ford and no longer participate in the Clean Commute Program. Reasons given for leaving the Program include relocation out of the Program area, change in employment status, change in commuting status, and, in a few cases, dissatisfaction with the vehicle. Additionally, 13 vehicles were returned to Ford when the lease was completed. In August 2002, Ford announced that it was ceasing production of the TH!NK city and would not extend any TH!NK city leases. Mileage accumulation dropped in the last quarter of the program as vehicle leases were returned to Ford. The impact of the program overall was significant as participants in the Clean Commute Program drove their vehicles over 406,074 miles, avoiding the use of over 18,887 gallons of gasoline. During the active portion of the program, the TH!NK city vehicles were driven an average of between 180 and 230 miles per month. Over 95% of all trips taken with the TH!NK city vehicles replaced trips previously taken in gasoline vehicles. This report covers the period from Program inception through December 2004.

  20. Exploring for hydrocarbons in geothermally and hydrothermally complex areas -- a southern Nevada example

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    Harris, A.G.; Repetski, J.E. [Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States); Grow, J.A. [Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-based isograd maps using conodont color alteration indices (CAI) have been compiled and interpreted for a large area in southern Nevada that includes Yucca Mountain, the Nevada Test Site, and the Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range. These maps were produced to evaluate the controversy about possible important mineral and (or) energy resources near Yucca Mountain, the potential burial site for high-level nuclear waste. The hydrocarbon potential of the Yucca Mountain area has been likened to that of the Railroad and Pine Valley areas, 200 km to the northeast where 35 million barrels of oil have been produced from Paleozoic and lower Tertiary strata. In 1991, two companies with no previous drilling experience in Nevada drilled three oil exploration wells within 20 km of Yucca Mountain and within or close to the Timber Mountain caldera system. No shows of oil or gas were found in these wells. The deepest well was drilled to 5,000 feet and penetrated 2,200 feet of upper Tertiary valley-fill deposits and volcanic rocks overlying an overturned sequence of Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician rocks having conodonts with CAI values of 5. Our new conodont sampling, however, has targeted some thermally favorable areas for hydrocarbons east of Yucca mountain, but their maturation history suggests that the potential for oil is substantially lower than in the Railroad and Pine Valley areas. Cambrian through Triassic rocks in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain have experienced temperatures too high for oil to be preserved, except for a narrow zone (20 x 100 km) northeast of Yucca Mountain, where Mississippian through Triassic rocks are just within the upper limit of the oil generating window. Most of this zone, however, lies on Federal lands that are, for now, inaccessible for a variety of security and environmental reasons.

  1. Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Baltimore Tunnel Fire Scenario

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    Adkins, Harold E.; Cuta, Judith M.; Koeppel, Brian J.; Guzman, Anthony D.; Bajwa, Christopher S.

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    On July 18, 2001, a freight train carrying hazardous (non-nuclear) materials derailed and caught fire while passing through the Howard Street railroad tunnel in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), one of the agencies responsible for ensuring the safe transportation of radioactive materials in the United States, undertook an investigation of the train derailment and fire to determine the possible regulatory implications of this particular event for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel by railroad. Shortly after the accident occurred, the USNRC met with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB, the U.S. agency responsible for determining the cause of transportation accidents), to discuss the details of the accident and the ensuing fire. Following these discussions, the USNRC assembled a team of experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to determine the thermal conditions that existed in the Howard Street tunnel fire and analyze the effects of this fire on various spent fuel transportation package designs. The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) code, developed by NIST, was used to determine the thermal environment present in the Howard Street tunnel during the fire. The FDS results were used as boundary conditions in the COBRA-SFS and ANSYS computer codes to evaluate the thermal performance of different package designs. The staff concluded that larger transportation packages resembling the HOLTEC Model No. HI STAR 100 and TransNuclear Model No. TN-68 would withstand a fire with thermal conditions similar to those that existed in the Baltimore tunnel fire event with only minor damage to peripheral components. This is due to their sizable thermal inertia and design specifications in compliance with currently imposed regulatory requirements. The staff also concluded that some components of smaller transportation packages resembling the NAC Model No. LWT, despite placement within an ISO container, could degrade. USNRC staff evaluated the radiological consequences of the package responses to the Baltimore tunnel fire. Though components in some packages heated up beyond their service temperatures, the staff determined that there would be no significant dose as a result of the fire for any of these and similar packages.

  2. Temporary Losses of Highway Capacity and Impacts on Performance: Phase 2

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    Chin, S.M.

    2004-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Traffic congestion and its impacts significantly affect the nation's economic performance and the public's quality of life. In most urban areas, travel demand routinely exceeds highway capacity during peak periods. In addition, events such as crashes, vehicle breakdowns, work zones, adverse weather, railroad crossings, large trucks loading/unloading in urban areas, and other factors such as toll collection facilities and sub-optimal signal timing cause temporary capacity losses, often worsening the conditions on already congested highway networks. The impacts of these temporary capacity losses include delay, reduced mobility, and reduced reliability of the highway system. They can also cause drivers to re-route or reschedule trips. Such information is vital to formulating sound public policies for the highway infrastructure and its operation. In response to this need, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), made an initial attempt to provide nationwide estimates of the capacity losses and delay caused by temporary capacity-reducing events (Chin et al. 2002). This study, called the Temporary Loss of Capacity (TLC) study, estimated capacity loss and delay on freeways and principal arterials resulting from fatal and non-fatal crashes, vehicle breakdowns, and adverse weather, including snow, ice, and fog. In addition, it estimated capacity loss and delay caused by sub-optimal signal timing at intersections on principal arterials. It also included rough estimates of capacity loss and delay on Interstates due to highway construction and maintenance work zones. Capacity loss and delay were estimated for calendar year 1999, except for work zone estimates, which were estimated for May 2001 to May 2002 due to data availability limitations. Prior to the first phase of this study, which was completed in May of 2002, no nationwide estimates of temporary losses of highway capacity by type of capacity-reducing event had been made. This report describes the second phase of the TLC study (TLC2). TLC2 improves upon the first study by expanding the scope to include delays from rain, toll collection facilities, railroad crossings, and commercial truck pickup and delivery (PUD) activities in urban areas. It includes estimates of work zone capacity loss and delay for all freeways and principal arterials, rather than for Interstates only. It also includes improved estimates of delays caused by fog, snow, and ice, which are based on data not available during the initial phase of the study. Finally, computational errors involving crash and breakdown delay in the original TLC report are corrected.

  3. Opacity meter for monitoring exhaust emissions from non-stationary sources

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dec, John Edward (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Method and apparatus for determining the opacity of exhaust plumes from moving emissions sources. In operation, a light source is activated at a time prior to the arrival of a diesel locomotive at a measurement point, by means of a track trigger switch or the Automatic Equipment Identification system, such that the opacity measurement is synchronized with the passage of an exhaust plume past the measurement point. A beam of light from the light source passes through the exhaust plume of the locomotive and is detected by a suitable detector, preferably a high-rate photodiode. The light beam is well-collimated and is preferably monochromatic, permitting the use of a narrowband pass filter to discriminate against background light. In order to span a double railroad track and provide a beam which is substantially stronger than background, the light source, preferably a diode laser, must provide a locally intense beam. A high intensity light source is also desirable in order to increase accuracy at the high sampling rates required. Also included is a computer control system useful for data acquisition, manipulation, storage and transmission of opacity data and the identification of the associated diesel engine to a central data collection center.

  4. Office of Inspector General audit report on Hanford Site contractors` use of site services

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    NONE

    1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mission of the Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (Richland) is to safely manage legacy wastes, develop and deploy science and technology, and provide stewardship of the Hanford Site (Site). To accomplish its mission, Richland employs five prime contractors: Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (Fluor Daniel); Bechtel Hanford, Inc. (Bechtel); Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Battelle); Hanford Environmental Health Foundation; and BNFL, Inc. Some of these contractors, in turn, have multiple subcontractors. To operate the Site, contractors need to use numerous services, such as telecommunications, copying, and photography. Richland directed certain contractors to provide these and other services, called site services, for the benefit of all contractors and assigned responsibility for optimal utilization of these services to its Site Infrastructure Division (SID). In the past, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited several site services, including groundwater monitoring, protective forces, personnel security clearances, railroad services, and fleet management. These audits disclosed that the services were not always efficiently and effectively coordinated. Therefore, the objective of this audit was to examine other site services, principally those provided at least in part by Fluor Daniel, to determine if contractors were acquiring services already available.

  5. Radiological verification survey results at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ001V)

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W. R. Grace facility. The property at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 14 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

  6. Radiological verification survey results at 7 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ003V)

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 7 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 7 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

  7. Geodatabase of the South Texas Uranium District

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mark Beaman; William Wade Mcgee

    Uranium and its associated trace elements and radionuclides are ubiquitous in the South Texas Tertiary environment. Surface mining of this resource from the 1960s through the early 1980s at over sixty locations has left an extensive anthropological footprint (Fig. 1) in the lower Nueces and San Antonio river basins. Reclamation of mining initiated after 1975 has been under the regulatory authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT). However, mines that were active before the Texas Surface Mining Act of 1975 was enacted, and never reclaimed, are now considered abandoned. The Abandoned Mine Land Section of the RCT is currently reclaiming these pre-regulation uranium mines with funding from the federal government. The RCT monitors the overall effectiveness of this process through post-reclamation radiation and vegetative cover surveys, water quality testing, slope stability and erosion control monitoring. Presently a number of graduate and postgraduate students are completing research on the watershed and reservoir distribution of trace elements and radionuclides downstream of the South Texas Uranium District. The question remains as to whether the elevated levels of uranium, its associated trace elements and radiation levels in the South Texas environment are due to mining

  8. Riverland expedited response action proposal

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    Not Available

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recommended that the US Department of Energy (DOE) prepare an expedited response action (ERA) for the Riverland Railroad Car Wash Pit and the 600 Area Army Munitions Burial Site. A non-time-critical ERA proposal includes preparation of an engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA) section. The EE/CA is a rapid, focused evaluation of available technologies using specific screening factors to assess feasibility, appropriateness, and cost. The ERA proposal will undergo reviews by Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), DOE, EPA, Ecology, and the public. Ecology and EPA will issue an Action Agreement Memorandum after resolution of all review comments. The, memorandum will authorize remediation activities. The ERA goal is to reduce the potential for any contaminant migration to the soil column, groundwater, and Columbia River. The ERA may be the final remediation of the 100-IU-1 Operable Unit. A No Action Record of Decision may be issued after cleanup completion.

  9. Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy and non-destructive testing

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    Migliori, A.; Darling, T.W.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of mechanical resonances to test properties of materials is perhaps older than the industrial revolution. Early documented cases of British railroad engineers tapping the wheels of a train and using the sound to detect cracks perhaps mark the first real use of resonances to test the integrity of high-performance alloys. Attempts were made in the following years to understand the resonances of solids mathematically, based on the shape and composition. But Nobel Laureate Lord Rayleigh best summarized the state of affairs in 1894, stating {open_quotes}the problem has, for the most part, resisted attack{close_quotes}. More recently, modern computers and electronics have enabled Anderson and co-workers with their work on minerals, and our work at Los Alamos on new materials and manufactured components to advance the use of resonances to a precision non-destructive testing tool that makes anisotropic modulus measurements, defect detection and geometry error detection routine. The result is that resonances can achieve the highest absolute accuracy for any dynamic modulus measurement technique, can be used on the smallest samples, and can also enable detection of errors in certain classes of precision manufactured components faster and more accurately than any other technique.

  10. Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance of Integrated Community Energy Systems: public utility, energy facility siting and municipal franchising regulatory programs in Ohio. Preliminary background report

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    Feurer, D A; Weaver, C L; Gallagher, K C; Hejna, D; Rielley, K J

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) is a body created by the Ohio State legislature to administer the provisions of the Ohio Public Utilities Act. It is composed of three commissioners appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Once appointed, a commissioner serves for a six-year period. The PUCO is vested with the power and jurisdiction to supervise and regulate public utilities and railroads... . The term public utility includes every corporation, company, co-partnership, person or association, their lessees, trustees, or receivers, as defined in the Ohio Code. Among the various services enumerated in the Code under the definition of public utility are an electric light company; a gas company; a pipeline company transporting gas, oil or coal; a waterworks company; a heating or cooling company. The power to regulate public utilities is shared by the PUCO and municipal governments. The municipal regulatory authority is derived from the Ohio Constitution, statutory provisions, and municipal franchising authority. Public utility regulatory statutes, energy facility siting programs, and municipal franchising authority are examined to identify how they may impact on the ability of an organization, whether or not it be a regulated utility, to construct and operate an ICES.

  11. Oil and gas developments in Oklahoma and Panhandle of Texas in 1986

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    Fryklund, R.E.

    1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1986, a 46% drop in the price of oil and a 10% drop in the price of gas, coupled with a decrease in demand, forced a 40.4% decrease in drilling, a 67% drop in gas production, and an 11% drop in oil production in Oklahoma and the Panhandle of Texas (Texas Railroad Commission District 10). Exploration focused on development and extension of existing fields, with development wells outnumbering exploratory wells 18 to 1. Operators completed 58.6% fewer exploratory wells and 59.2% fewer development wells in 1986 than in 1985. The 1986 success rate for exploratory wells dropped 0.8%, and the success rate for development wells increased 0.9%. The Cherokee shelf was the most active trend, with 53 exploratory wells completed in 1986. The dominant plays were the Marrow-Springer and granite wash in the Anadarko basin, Misener on the Sedgwick shelf, Viola and Hunton in the Gold Trend along the Pauls Valley uplift, and Wapanucka, Cromwell, and Atoka in the Arkoma basin. 3 figures, 4 tables.

  12. Coal data: A reference

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    Not Available

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, Coal Data: A Reference, summarizes basic information on the mining and use of coal, an important source of energy in the US. This report is written for a general audience. The goal is to cover basic material and strike a reasonable compromise between overly generalized statements and detailed analyses. The section ``Supplemental Figures and Tables`` contains statistics, graphs, maps, and other illustrations that show trends, patterns, geographic locations, and similar coal-related information. The section ``Coal Terminology and Related Information`` provides additional information about terms mentioned in the text and introduces some new terms. The last edition of Coal Data: A Reference was published in 1991. The present edition contains updated data as well as expanded reviews and additional information. Added to the text are discussions of coal quality, coal prices, unions, and strikes. The appendix has been expanded to provide statistics on a variety of additional topics, such as: trends in coal production and royalties from Federal and Indian coal leases, hours worked and earnings for coal mine employment, railroad coal shipments and revenues, waterborne coal traffic, coal export loading terminals, utility coal combustion byproducts, and trace elements in coal. The information in this report has been gleaned mainly from the sources in the bibliography. The reader interested in going beyond the scope of this report should consult these sources. The statistics are largely from reports published by the Energy Information Administration.

  13. Repowering with clean coal technologies

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    Freier, M.D. [USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States); Buchanan, T.L.; DeLallo, M.L.; Goldstein, H.N. [Parsons Power Group, Inc., Reading, PA (United States)

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Repowering with clean coal technology can offer significant advantages, including lower heat rates and production costs, environmental compliance, incremental capacity increases, and life extension of existing facilities. Significant savings of capital costs can result by refurbishing and reusing existing sites and infrastructure relative to a greenfield siting approach. This paper summarizes some key results of a study performed by Parsons Power Group, Inc., under a contract with DOE/METC, which investigates many of the promising advanced power generation technologies in a repowering application. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical and economic results of applying each of a menu of Clean Coal Technologies in a repowering of a hypothetical representative fossil fueled power station. Pittsburgh No. 8 coal is used as the fuel for most of the cases evaluated herein, as well as serving as the fuel for the original unrepowered station. The steam turbine-generator, condenser, and circulating water system are refurbished and reused in this study, as is most of the existing site infrastructure such as transmission lines, railroad, coal yard and coal handling equipment, etc. The technologies evaluated in this study consisted of an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor, several varieties of pressurized fluid bed combustors, several types of gasifiers, a refueling with a process derived fuel, and, for reference, a natural gas fired combustion turbine-combined cycle.

  14. New public information resources on salt caverns.

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    Tomasko, D.; Veil, J. A.

    1999-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    For the past decade, interest has been growing in using underground salt caverns for disposing of wastes. The Railroad Commission of Texas has permitted a few caverns for disposal of nonhazardous oil field waste (NOW) and one cavern for disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) from oil field activities. Several salt caverns in Canada have also been permitted for disposal of NOW. In addition, oil and gas agencies in Louisiana and New Mexico are developing cavern disposal regulations. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has funded several studies to evaluate the technical feasibility, legality, economic viability, and risk of disposing of NOW and NORM in caverns. The results of these studies have been disseminated to the scientific and regulatory communities. However, as use of caverns for waste disposal increases, more government and industry representatives and members of the public will become aware of this practice and will need adequate information about how disposal caverns operate and the risks they pose. In anticipation of this need, DOE has funded Argonne National Laboratory to develop a salt cavern public outreach program. Key components of this program are an informational brochure designed for nontechnical persons and a website that provides greater detail on cavern operations and allows downloadable access to the reports on the topic funded by DOE. This paper provides an overview of the public outreach program.

  15. New public information resources on salt caverns.

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    Tomasko, D.; Veil, J. A.

    1999-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    For the past decade, interest has been growing in using underground salt caverns for disposing of wastes. The Railroad Commission of Texas has permitted a few caverns for disposal of nonhazardous oil field waste (NOW) and one cavern for disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) from oil field activities. Several salt caverns in Canada have also been permitted for disposal of NOW. In addition, oil and gas agencies in Louisiana and New Mexico are developing cavern disposal regulations. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has funded several studies to evaluate the technical feasibility, legality, economic viability, and risk of disposing of NOW and NORM in caverns. The results of these studies have been disseminated to the scientific and regulatory communities. However, as use of caverns for waste disposal increases, more government and industry representatives and members of the public will become aware of this practice and will need adequate information about how disposal caverns operate and the risks they pose. In anticipation of this need, DOE has fi.mded Argonne National Laboratory to develop a salt cavern public outreach program. Key components of this program are an informational brochure designed for nontechnical persons and a website that provides greater detail on cavern operations and allows downloadable access to the reports on the topic funded by DOE. This paper provides an overview of the public outreach program.

  16. Historic, enthnohistoric and prehistoric cultural resource inventory. Final technical report, November 1980-May 1982

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    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this study is to provide a literature search and write a historical narrative of the cultural significance of the study area for the proposed WyCoalGas Inc., pipeline, railroad, well fields, and coal gasification plant. The request for a cultural resource investigation states at a minimum the study shall be a literature search on the narrow one mile corridor along the proposed pipelines, areas included within the various facilities plus a one mile buffer surrounding these facilities. In addition, the study must be tied into appropriate local, state, and national history. The writer of this history has felt a responsibility for providing a realistic assessment of the themes of the study area's historical development. Several ideas have been concentrated upon: its American Indian heritage; the Euro-American's exploitive relationship with the region; and the overriding fragile, arid nature of its land. It is hoped that the government agencies and ultimately the energy company will feel a similiar responsibility toward the study area's historical integrity.

  17. Safety of high speed guided ground transportation systems: Comparison of magnetic and electric fields of conventional and advanced electrified transportation systems. Final report, September 1992-March 1993

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    Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Jacobs, W.L.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Concerns exist regarding the potential safety, environmental and health effects on the public and on transportation workers due to electrification along new or existing rail corridors, and to proposed maglev and high speed rail operations. Therefore, the characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz) is of interest. The report summarizes and compares the results of a survey of EMF characteristics (spatial, temporal and frequency bands) for representative conventional railroad and transit and advanced high-speed systems including: the German TR-07 maglev system; the Amtrak Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Transit (NJT) trains; the Washington, DC Metrorail (WMATA) and the Boston, MA (MBTA) transit systems; and the French TGV-A high speed rail system. This comprehensive comparative EMF survey produced both detailed data and statistical summaries of EMF profiles, and their variability in time and space. EMF ELF levels for WMATA are also compared to those produced by common environmental sources at home, work, and under power lines, but have specific frequency signatures.

  18. Department of Energy Spent Fuel Shipping Campaigns: Comparisons of Transportation Plans and Lessons Learned

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    Holm, Judith A.; Thrower, Alex W.; Antizzo, Karen

    2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last 30 years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has successfully and safely transported shipments of spent nuclear fuel over America's highways and railroads. During that time, an exemplary safety record has been established with no identifiable fatalities, injuries, or environmental damage caused by the radioactive nature of the shipments. This paper evaluates some rail and truck shipping campaigns, planning processes, and selected transportation plans to identify lessons learned in terms of planning and programmatic activities. The intent of this evaluation is to document best practices from current processes and previous plans for DOE programs preparing or considering future plans. DOE's National Transportation Program (NTP) reviewed 13 plans, beginning with core debris shipments from Three Mile Island to current, ongoing fuel campaigns. This paper describes lessons learned in the areas of: emergency planning, planning information, security, shipment prenotification, emergency notification/response, terrorism/sabotage risk, and recovery and cleanup, as well as routing, security, carrier/driver requirements, transportation operational contingencies, tracking, inspections and safe parking.

  19. Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Waste to Yucca Mountain: The Next Step in Nevada

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    Sweeney, Robin L,; Lechel, David J.

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In the U.S. Department of Energy's ''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,'' the Department states that certain broad transportation-related decisions can be made. These include the choice of a mode of transportation nationally (mostly legal-weight truck or mostly rail) and in Nevada (mostly rail, mostly legal-weight truck, or mostly heavy-haul truck with use of an associated intermodal transfer station), as well as the choice among alternative rail corridors or heavy-haul truck routes with use of an associated intermodal transfer station in Nevada. Although a rail line does not service the Yucca Mountain site, the Department has identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. If mostly rail is selected for Nevada, the Department would then identify a preference for one of the rail corridors in consultation with affected stakeholders, particularly the State of Nevada. DOE would then select the rail corridor and initiate a process to select a specific rail alignment within the corridor for the construction of a rail line. Five proposed rail corridors were analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. The assessment considered the impacts of constructing a branch rail line in the five 400-meter (0.25mile) wide corridors. Each corridor connects the Yucca Mountain site with an existing mainline railroad in Nevada.

  20. Long Term Stewardship Challenges at the St. Louis District FUSRAP Sites

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    Dell'Orco, L.; Chambers, D.

    2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-Federally owned radioactively contaminated sites in St. Louis, Missouri are currently being remediated by the St. Louis District Corps of Engineers under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). When FUSRAP remediation is complete, inaccessible soils which have levels of contamination greater than unrestricted use standards, will remain. The purpose of this paper is to document the initial challenges facing the project team during its development of the Long Term Stewardship plan for the management of these soils. These soils are located under buildings, roads, railroads and bridges. The Long Term Stewardship plan for the majority of the sites is being developed simultaneously with the remedy selection process. A living document, it will ultimately document the remedial action end state and location of inaccessible soils and implement the plan for ensuring these soils are not a threat to human health and the environment. Although these soils are protective in their current configuration, at some point in time, when activities such as maintenance, utility or property improvement occur, the soils will become accessible and need to be addressed by the federal government. Up until that point in time they will need to be effectively managed to ensure they remain protective. The St. Louis District is in the process of collaboratively developing this plan with its regulators, affected stakeholders and interested parties.

  1. Wildlife Impact Assessment and Summary of Previous Mitigation Related to Hydroelectric Projects in Montana, Phase 1, Volume Two (B), Clark Fork River Projects, Cabinet Gorge and Noxon Rapids Dams, Operator, Washington Water Power Company.

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    Wood, Marilyn

    1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents best available information concerning the wildlife species impacted and the degree of the impact. A target species list was developed to focus the impact assessment and to direct mitigation efforts. Many non-target species also incurred impacts but are not discussed in this report. All wildlife habitats inundated by the two reservoirs are represented by the target species. It was assumed the numerous non-target species also affected will be benefited by the mitigation measures adopted for the target species. Impacts addressed are limited to those directly attributable to the loss of habitat and displacement of wildlife populations due to the construction and operation of the two hydroelectric projects. Secondary impacts, such as the relocation of railroads and highways, and the increase of the human population, were not considered. In some cases, both positive and negative impacts were assessed; and the overall net effect was reported. The loss/gain estimates reported represent impacts considered to have occurred during one point in time except where otherwise noted. When possible, quantitative estimates were developed based on historical information from the area or on data from similar areas. Qualitative loss estimates of low, moderate, or high with supporting rationale were assessed for each species or species group.

  2. Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) Report; Burlington Bottoms, Technical Report 1993-2003.

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    Beilke, Susan

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Burlington Bottoms, consisting of approximately 417 acres of riparian and wetland habitat, was purchased by the Bonneville Power Administration in November 1991. The site is located approximately 1/2 mile north of the Sauvie Island Bridge (T2N R1W Sections 20, 21), and is bound on the east side by Multnomah Channel and on the west side by the Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way and U.S. Highway 30 (Figures 1 and 2). Wildlife habitat values resulting from the purchase of this site will contribute toward the goal of mitigating for habitat lost as outlined in the Columbia and Willamette River Basin's Fish and Wildlife Program and Amendments. Under this Program, mitigation goals were developed as a result of the loss of wildlife habitat due to the development and operation of Federal hydro-electric facilities in the Columbia and Willamette River Basins. In 1993, an interdisciplinary team was formed to develop and implement quantitative Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) to document the value of various habitats at Burlington Bottoms. Results of the HEP will be used to: (1) determine the current status and habitat enhancement potential of the site consistent with wildlife mitigation goals and objectives; and (2) develop a management plan for the area. HEP participants included; Charlie Craig, BPA; Pat Wright, Larry Rasmussen, and Ron Garst, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service; John Christy, The Nature Conservancy; and Doug Cottam, Sue Beilke, and Brad Rawls, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  3. Technology Transfer Plan

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    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    BPF developed the concept of a mobile, on-site NORM remediation and disposal process in late 1993. Working with Conoco and receiving encouragement born the Department of Energy, Metarie Office, and the Texas Railroad Commission the corporation conducted extensive feasibility studies on an on-site disposal concept. In May 1994, the Department of Energy issued a solicitation for cooperative agreement proposal for, "Development and Testing of a Method for Treatment and Underground Disposal of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)". BPF submitted a proposal to the solicitation in July 1994, and was awarded a cooperative agreement in September 1995. BPF proposed and believed that proven equipment and technology could be incorporated in to a mobile system. The system would allow BPF to demonstrate an environmentally sound and commercially affordable method for treatment and underground disposal of NORM. The key stop in the BPF process incorporates injection of the dissolved radioactive materials into a water injection or disposal well. Disposal costs in the BPF proposal of July 1995 were projected to range from $1000 to $5000 per cubic yard. The process included four separate steps. (1) De-oiling (2) Volume Reduction (3) Chemical Dissolution of the Radium (4) Injection

  4. Plowshare Program - American Atomic Bomb Tests For Industrial Applications

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    None

    2012-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) established the Plowshare Program as a research and development activity to explore the technical and economic feasibility of using nuclear explosives for industrial applications. The reasoning was that the relatively inexpensive energy available from nuclear explosions could prove useful for a wide variety of peaceful purposes. The Plowshare Program began in 1958 and continued through 1975. Between December 1961 and May 1973, the United States conducted 27 Plowshare nuclear explosive tests comprising 35 individual detonations. Conceptually, industrial applications resulting from the use of nuclear explosives could be divided into two broad categories: 1) large-scale excavation and quarrying, where the energy from the explosion was used to break up and/or move rock; and 2) underground engineering, where the energy released from deeply buried nuclear explosives increased the permeability and porosity of the rock by massive breaking and fracturing. Possible excavation applications included: canals, harbors, highway and railroad cuts through mountains, open pit mining, construction of dams, and other quarry and construction-related projects. Underground nuclear explosion applications included: stimulation of natural gas production, preparation of leachable ore bodies for in situ leaching, creation of underground zones of fractured oil shale for in situ retorting, and formation of underground natural gas and petroleum storage reservoirs.

  5. Consortium for coal log pipeline research and development. Final technical progress report, August 10, 1993--August 9, 1996

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    Marrero, T.R.

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The main objective of this project was to conduct intensive research and development of the Coal Log Pipeline (CLP). Specifically, the R & D was to concentrate on previously neglected and insufficiently studied aspects of CLP which were deemed significant. With improvements in these areas, CLP could be implemented for commercial use within five years. CLP technology is capable of transporting coal logs for long distances. The many potential advantages of CLP over truck and railroad transportation include: lower freight costs, less energy consumption, less air pollution, decreased environmental problems, increased safety, and improved reliability. Previous studies have shown that CLP is advantageous over slurry pipeline technology. First, CLP uses one-third the water required by a coal slurry pipeline. Second, CLP provides easier coal dewatering. Third, the CLP conveying capacity of coal is twice as much as a slurry transport line of equal diameter. In many situations, the cost for transporting each ton of coal is expected to be less expensive by CLP as compared to other competing modes of transportation such as: truck, unit train and slurry pipeline.

  6. INCREASING OIL RECOVERY THROUGH ADVANCED REPROCESSING OF 3D SEISMIC, GRANT CANYON AND BACON FLAT FIELDS, NYE COUNTY, NEVADA

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    Eric H. Johnson; Don E. French

    2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Makoil, Inc., of Orange, California, with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy has reprocessed and reinterpreted the 3D seismic survey of the Grant Canyon area, Railroad Valley, Nye County, Nevada. The project was supported by Dept. of Energy Grant DE-FG26-00BC15257. The Grant Canyon survey covers an area of 11 square miles, and includes Grant Canyon and Bacon Flat oil fields. These fields have produced over 20 million barrels of oil since 1981, from debris slides of Devonian rocks that are beneath 3,500 to 5,000 ft of Tertiary syntectonic deposits that fill the basin of Railroad Valley. High-angle and low-angle normal faults complicate the trap geometry of the fields, and there is great variability in the acoustic characteristics of the overlying valley fill. These factors combine to create an area that is challenging to interpret from seismic reflection data. A 3D seismic survey acquired in 1992-93 by the operator of the fields has been used to identify development and wildcat locations with mixed success. Makoil believed that improved techniques of processing seismic data and additional well control could enhance the interpretation enough to improve the chances of success in the survey area. The project involved the acquisition of hardware and software for survey interpretation, survey reprocessing, and reinterpretation of the survey. SeisX, published by Paradigm Geophysical Ltd., was chosen as the interpretation software, and it was installed on a Dell Precision 610 computer work station with the Windows NT operating system. The hardware and software were selected based on cost, possible addition of compatible modeling software in the future, and the experience of consulting geophysicists in the Billings area. Installation of the software and integration of the hardware into the local office network was difficult at times but was accomplished with some technical support from Paradigm and Hewlett Packard, manufacturer of some of the network equipment. A number of improvements in the processing of the survey were made compared to the original work. Pre-stack migration was employed, and some errors in muting in the original processing were found and corrected. In addition, improvements in computer hardware allowed interactive monitoring of the processing steps, so that parameters could be adjusted before completion of each step. The reprocessed survey was then loaded into SeisX, v. 3.5, for interpretation work. Interpretation was done on 2, 21-inch monitors connected to the work station. SeisX was prone to crashing, but little work was lost because of this. The program was developed for use under the Unix operating system, and some aspects of the design of the user interface betray that heritage. For example, printing is a 2-stage operation that involves creation of a graphic file using SeisX and printing the file with printer utility software. Because of problems inherent in using graphics files with different software, a significant amount of trial and error is introduced in getting printed output. Most of the interpretation work was done using vertical profiles. The interpretation tools used with time slices are limited and hard to use, but a number to tools and techniques are available to use with vertical profiles. Although this project encountered a number of delays and difficulties, some unavoidable and some self-inflicted, the result is an improved 3D survey and greater confidence in the interpretation. The experiences described in this report will be useful to those that are embarking on a 3D seismic interpretation project.

  7. Nuclear Industry Input to the Development of Concepts for the Consolidated Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel - 13411

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    Phillips, Chris; Thomas, Ivan; McNiven, Steven [EnergySolutions Federal EPC., 2345 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA, 99354 (United States)] [EnergySolutions Federal EPC., 2345 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA, 99354 (United States); Lanthrum, Gary [NAC International, 3930 East Jones Bridge Road, Norcross, GA, 30092 (United States)] [NAC International, 3930 East Jones Bridge Road, Norcross, GA, 30092 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergySolutions and its team partners, NAC International, Exelon Nuclear Partners, Talisman International, TerranearPMC, Booz Allen Hamilton and Sargent and Lundy, have carried out a study to develop concepts for a Consolidated Storage Facility (CSF) for the USA's stocks of commercial Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF), and the packaging and transport provisions required to move the UNF to the CSF. The UNF is currently stored at all 65 operating nuclear reactor sites in the US, and at 10 shutdown sites. The study was funded by the US Department of Energy and followed the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (BRC), one of which was that the US should make prompt efforts to develop one or more consolidated storage facilities for commercial UNF. The study showed that viable schemes can be devised to move all UNF and store it at a CSF, but that a range of schemes is required to accommodate the present widely varying UNF storage arrangements. Although most UNF that is currently stored at operating reactor sites is in water-filled pools, a significant amount is now dry stored in concrete casks. At the shutdown sites, the UNF is dry stored at all but two of the ten sites. Various types of UNF dry storage configurations are used at the operating sites and shutdown sites that include vertical storage casks that are also licensed for transportation, vertical casks that are licensed for storage only, and horizontally orientated storage modules. The shutdown sites have limited to nonexistent UNF handling infrastructure and several no longer have railroad connections, complicating UNF handling and transport off the site. However four methods were identified that will satisfactorily retrieve the UNF canisters within the storage casks and transport them to the CSF. The study showed that all of the issues associated with the transportation and storage of UNF from all sites in the US can be accommodated by adopting a staged approach to the construction of the CSF. Stage 1 requires only a cask storage pad and railroad interface to be constructed, and the CSF can then receive the UNF that is in transportable storage casks. Stage 2 adds a canister handling facility, a storage cask fabrication facility and an expanded storage pad, and enables the receipt of all canistered UNF from both operating and shutdown sites. Stage 3 provides a repackaging facility with a water-filled pool that provides flexibility for a range of repackaging scenarios. This includes receiving and repackaging 'bare' UNF into suitable canisters that can be placed into interim storage at the CSF, and enables UNF that is being received, or already in storage onsite, to be repackaged into canisters that are suitable for disposal at a geologic repository. The study used the 'Total System Model' (TSM) to analyze a range of CSF capacities and operating scenarios with differing parameters covering UNF pickup orders, one or more CSF sites, CSF start dates, CSF receipt rates and geologic repository start dates. The TSM was originally developed to model movement of UNF to the Yucca Mountain repository and was modified for this study to enable the CSF to become the 'gateway' to a future geologic repository. The TSM analysis enabled costs to be estimated for each scenario and showed how these are influenced by each of the parameters. This information will provide essential underpinning for a future Conceptual Design preparation. (authors)

  8. HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE FOCUS AREA NEXT-GENERATION INFRASTRUCTURE MATERIALS VOLUME I - TECHNICAL PROPOSAL & MANAGEMENTENHANCEMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE WITH IRON-BASED AMORPHOUS-METAL AND CERAMIC COATINGS

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    Farmer, J C

    2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The infrastructure for transportation in the United States allows for a high level of mobility and freight activity for the current population of 300 million residents, and several million business establishments. According to a Department of Transportation study, more than 230 million motor vehicles, ships, airplanes, and railroads cars were used on 6.4 million kilometers (4 million miles) of highways, railroads, airports, and waterways in 1998. Pipelines and storage tanks were considered to be part of this deteriorating infrastructure. The annual direct cost of corrosion in the infrastructure category was estimated to be approximately $22.6 billion in 1998. There were 583,000 bridges in the United States in 1998. Of this total, 200,000 bridges were steel, 235,000 were conventional reinforced concrete, 108,000 bridges were constructed using pre-stressed concrete, and the balance was made using other materials of construction. Approximately 15 percent of the bridges accounted for at this point in time were structurally deficient, primarily due to corrosion of steel and steel reinforcement. Iron-based amorphous metals, including SAM2X5 (Fe{sub 49.7}Cr{sub 17.7}Mn{sub 1.9}Mo{sub 7.4}W{sub 1.6}B{sub 15.2}C{sub 3.8}Si{sub 2.4}) and SAM1651 (Fe{sub 48}Mo{sub 14}Cr{sub 15}Y{sub 2}C{sub 15}B{sub 6}) have been developed, and have very good corrosion resistance. These materials have been prepared as a melt-spun ribbons, as well as gas atomized powders and thermal-spray coatings. During electrochemical testing in several environments, including seawater at 90 C, the passive film stabilities of these materials were found to be comparable to that of more expensive high-performance alloys, based on electrochemical measurements of the passive film breakdown potential and general corrosion rates. These materials also performed very well in standard salt fog tests. Chromium (Cr), molybdenum (Mo) and tungsten (W) provided corrosion resistance, and boron (B) enabled glass formation. The high boron content of this particular amorphous metal made it an effective neutron absorber, and suitable for criticality control applications. These amorphous alloys appear to maintain their corrosion resistance up to the glass transition temperature. Visionary research is proposed to extend the application of corrosion-resistant iron-based amorphous metal coatings, and variants of these coatings, to protection of the Nation's transportation infrastructure. Specific objectives of the proposed work are: (1) fabrication of appropriate test samples for evaluation of concept; (2) collection of production and test data for coated steel reinforcement bars, enabling systematic comparison of various coating options, based upon performance and economic considerations; and (3) construction and testing of concrete structures with coated steel reinforcement bars, thereby demonstrating the value of amorphous-metal coatings. The benefits of ceramic coatings as thermal barriers will also be addressed.

  9. Remedial actions at the former Vitro Rare Metals plant site, Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume I

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    1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The environmental impacts associated with remedial actions in connection with residual radioactive materials remaining at the inactive uranium processing site located in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania are evaluated. The Canonsburg site is an 18.5-acre property that was formerly owned by the Vitro Rare Metals Company. The expanded Canonsburg site would be 30-acre property that would include the Canonsburg site (the former Vitro Rare Metals plant), seven adjacent private houses, and the former Georges Pottery property. During the period 1942 through 1957 the Vitro Manufacturing Company and its successor, the Vitro Corporation of America, processed onsite residues and ores, and government-owned ores, concentrates, and scraps to extract uranium and other rare metals. The Canonsburg site is now the Canon Industrial Park. In addition to storing the residual radioactive materials of this process at the Canonsburg site, about 12,000 tons of radioactively contaminated materials were transferred to a railroad landfill in Burrell Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. This Canonsburg FEIS evaluates five alternatives for removing the potential public health hazard associated with the radioactively contaminated materials. In addition to no action, these alternatives involve various combinations of stabilization of the radioactively contaminated materials in place or decontamination of the Canonsburg and Burrell sites by removing the radioactively contaminated materials to another location. In addition to the two sites mentioned, a third site located in Hanover Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania has been considered as a disposal site to which the radioactively contaminated materials presently located at either of the other two sites might be moved.

  10. Publications on maglev technologies

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    He, J.L.; Coffey, H.T.; Rote, D.M.; Wang, Z.

    1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetically levitated passenger-transportation vehicles, using attractive and repulsive magnetic forces, are currently in the development or prototype-revenue stages in Japan and Germany. The basic principles of these technologies have been understood for several decades, but their practical applications awaited advances in high-power electronic devices, modern controls, superconducting magnets, and improvements in our transportation infrastructures. A considerable amount of work was devoted to magnetic-levitation (maglev) transportation system in the late 1960s and the 1970s. Detailed development was sustained primarily in Germany and Japan. This listing of publications was begun as the initial phase of a design study for a maglev development facility sponsored by the State of Illinois. The listing has been continually updated under programs sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration and the US Army Corps of Engineers. In 1991, the National Maglev Initiative issued 27 contracts for the study of technical issues related to maglev and four contracts for the definition of maglev systems. In December 1991, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act was enacted, mandating the development of a US-designed maglev system in a six-year period. This listing is offered as an aid to those working on these projects, to help them locate technical papers on relevant technologies. The design and installation of a maglev transportation system will require the efforts of workers in many disciplines, from electronics to economics to safety. Accordingly, the references have been grouped in 14 different sections to expedite review of the listing. In many case, the references are annotated to indicate the general content of the papers. Abstracts are not available. A list of information services from which the listed documents might be obtained and an author index are provided.

  11. Results of the mobile gamma scanning activities in Wayne and Pequannock Townships, New Jersey

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    Johnson, C.A.; Roberts, D.A.; Patania, V.P.; Foley, R.D.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the early 1980s the W. R. Grace site and the adjacent area were the focus of several radiological investigations. Radiological surveys revealed surface radionuclide concentrations greater than those acceptable under US Department of Energy (DOE) remedial action guidelines. In 1984, Congress assigned responsibility for cleanup of the W.R. Grace site to the Department of Energy. The property was redesignated as the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS) and in 1985 DOE began plans for survey/monitoring, and remedial action of nearby vicinity properties and the interim storage site. Evaluations of the radiological survey data in 1986 indicated radioactive contamination above current DOE guidelines at the off-site areas of parts of Township Park southwest of WISS, and parts of the Sheffield Brook area and railroad siding in Pequannock Township. Remedial action was conducted over several years of most of these areas and independent verification of remedial action was performed. A team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a mobile radiological scanning survey of a stretch of public roadway in the immediate vicinity south of the WISS, extending northwest to the Pompton turnpike. A mobile gamma scanning van with an on-board computer system was used to identify at least 24 anomalous areas, some attributable to the naturally elevated levels in concrete, asphalt, and natural granite found in streets, driveways and landscaping materials in the area. Analyses of the biased soil samples taken in the ballpark also revealed slightly elevated thorium concentrations. However, soil concentration measurements when averaged over 100 m{sup 2} fall below the limits prescribed by DOE radiological guidelines established for this site. The anomalies may result from a wide range of sources, such as ash, granite, and fertilizer as well as materials from the former Grace facility.

  12. Exhaust emissions from two intercity passenger locomotives

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    Fritz, S.G. (Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Dept. of Emissions Research)

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To enhance the effectiveness of intercity passenger rail service in mitigating exhaust emissions in California, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) included limits on exhaust emissions in its intercity locomotive procurement specifications. Because there were no available exhaust emission test data on which emission reduction goals could be based, Caltrans funded a test program to acquire gaseous and particulate exhaust emissions data, along with smoke opacity data, from two state-of-the-art intercity passenger locomotives. The two passenger locomotives (an EMD F59PH and a GE DASH8-32BWH) were tested at the Association of American Railroads Chicago Technical Center. The EMD locomotive was equipped with a separate Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) 8V-149 diesel engine used to provide 480 V AC power for the trailing passenger cars. This DDC engine was also emission tested. These data were used to quantify baseline exhaust emission levels as a challenge to locomotive manufacturers to offer new locomotives with reduced emissions. Data from the two locomotive engines were recorded at standard fuel injection timing and with the fuel injection timing retarded 4 deg in an effort to reduce NO[sub x] emissions. Results of this emissions testing were incorporated into the Caltrans locomotive procurement process by including emission performance requirements in the Caltrans intercity passenger locomotive specification, and therefore in the procurement decision. This paper contains steady-state exhaust emission test results for hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NO[sub x]), and particulate matter (PM) from the two locomotives. Computed sulfur dioxide (SO[sub 2]) emissions are also given, and are based on diesel fuel consumption and sulfur content. Exhaust smoke opacity is also reported.

  13. Exposure and effects of oilfield brine discharges on western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) in Nueces Bay, Texas

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    Rattner, B.A.; Melancon, M.J. [National Biological Survey, Laurel, MD (United States); Capizzi, J.L. [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); King, K.A. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Phoenix, AZ (United States); LeCaptain, L.J. [Fish and Wildlife Service, Spokane, WA (United States)

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discharge of oilfield brines into fresh and estuarine waters is a common disposal practice in Texas. Petroleum crude oil (PCO) extraction from underground stores includes the removal of a significant amount of water along with the oil. Several methods may be used to separate the oil and water fractions, including tank batteries, heat separation, and skimming ponds. Disposal of the resultant produced water (oilfield brine) may be accomplished by deep-well injection or discharge to surface waters. In Texas, an estimated 766,000 barrels of oilfield brine were discharged daily into tidal waters in 1979. The maximum concentration for oil and grease in these discharges permitted by the Texas Railroad Commission is 25 ppm. Several studies have shown that oilfield brines are toxic to a wide range of marine life, yet little is known about their effects on birds and mammals. Exposure to petroleum in oilfield wastes could evoke toxicological effects in some waterbird species. Avian responses to PCO exposure are highly variable, including cessation of growth, osmoregulatory impairment, endocrine dysfunction, hemolytic anemia, altered blood chemistry, cytochrome P450 induction, reduced reproductive success, and mortality. Oilfield brine discharges may soon be the largest and most pervasive source of contaminants entering Texas estuaries. Migratory and resident birds feeding in the vicinity of discharge sites may be ingesting food items contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and salts in sufficient quantities to evoke toxicity. The present study of wintering western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) that feed and roost near discharge sites sought to examine oilfield brine exposure and effects through quantification of contaminant burdens, morphological characteristics, and cytochrome P450-associated monooxygenase activities. 20 refs., 2 tabs.

  14. The Planning, Licensing, Modifications, and Use of a Russian Vessel for Shipping Spent Nuclear Fuel by Sea in Support of the DOE RRRFR Program

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    Michael Tyacke; Dr. Igor Bolshinsky; Wlodzimierz Tomczak; Sergey Naletov; Oleg Pichugin

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) Program, under the U.S. Department of Energys Global Threat Reduction Initiative, began returning Russian-supplied high-enriched uranium (HEU) spent nuclear fuel (SNF), stored at Russian-designed research reactors throughout the world, to Russia in January 2006. During the first years of making HEU SNF shipments, it became clear that the modes of transportation needed to be expanded from highway and railroad to include sea and air to meet the extremely aggressive commitment of completing the first series of shipments by the end of 2010. The first shipment using sea transport was made in October 2008 and used a non-Russian flagged vessel. The Russian government reluctantly allowed a one-time use of the foreign-owned vessel into their highly secured seaport, with the understanding that any future shipments would be made using a vessel owned and operated by a Russian company. ASPOL-Baltic of St. Petersburg, Russia, owns and operates a small fleet of vessels and has a history of shipping nuclear materials. ASPOL-Baltics vessels were licensed for shipping nuclear materials; however, they were not licensed to transport SNF materials. After a thorough review of ASPOL Baltics capabilities and detailed negotiations, it was agreed that a contract would be let with ASPOL-Baltic to license and refit their MCL Trader vessel for hauling SNF in support of the RRRFR Program. This effort was funded through a contract between the RRRFR Program, Idaho National Laboratory, and Radioactive Waste Management Plant of Swierk, Poland. This paper discusses planning, Russian and international maritime regulations and requirements, Russian authorities reviews and approvals, licensing, design, and modifications made to the vessel in preparation for SNF shipments. A brief summary of actual shipments using this vessel, experiences, and lessons learned also are described.

  15. Development of a structural health monitoring system for the life assessment of critical transportation infrastructure.

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    Roach, Dennis Patrick; Jauregui, David Villegas (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM); Daumueller, Andrew Nicholas (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM)

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent structural failures such as the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minnesota have underscored the urgent need for improved methods and procedures for evaluating our aging transportation infrastructure. This research seeks to develop a basis for a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system to provide quantitative information related to the structural integrity of metallic structures to make appropriate management decisions and ensuring public safety. This research employs advanced structural analysis and nondestructive testing (NDT) methods for an accurate fatigue analysis. Metal railroad bridges in New Mexico will be the focus since many of these structures are over 100 years old and classified as fracture-critical. The term fracture-critical indicates that failure of a single component may result in complete collapse of the structure such as the one experienced by the I-35W Bridge. Failure may originate from sources such as loss of section due to corrosion or cracking caused by fatigue loading. Because standard inspection practice is primarily visual, these types of defects can go undetected due to oversight, lack of access to critical areas, or, in riveted members, hidden defects that are beneath fasteners or connection angles. Another issue is that it is difficult to determine the fatigue damage that a structure has experienced and the rate at which damage is accumulating due to uncertain history and load distribution in supporting members. A SHM system has several advantages that can overcome these limitations. SHM allows critical areas of the structure to be monitored more quantitatively under actual loading. The research needed to apply SHM to metallic structures was performed and a case study was carried out to show the potential of SHM-driven fatigue evaluation to assess the condition of critical transportation infrastructure and to guide inspectors to potential problem areas. This project combines the expertise in transportation infrastructure at New Mexico State University with the expertise at Sandia National Laboratories in the emerging field of SHM.

  16. Norfolk Southern boxcar blocking/bracing plan for the mixed waste disposal initiative project. Environmental Restoration Program

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    Seigler, R.S.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management programs will dispose of mixed waste no longer deemed useful. This project is one of the initial activities used to help meet this goal. The project will transport the {approximately}46,000 drums of existing stabilized mixed waste located at the Oak Ridge K-25 Site and presently stored in the K-31 and K-33 buildings to an off-site commercially licensed and permitted mixed waste disposal facility. Shipping and disposal of all {approximately}46,000 pond waste drums ({approximately}1,000,000 ft{sup 3} or 55,000 tons) is scheduled to occur over a period of {approximately}5--10 years. The first shipment of stabilized pond waste should transpire some time during the second quarter of FY 1994. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., proposes to line each of the Norfolk Southem boxcars with a prefabricated, white, 15-mm low-density polyethylene (LDPE) liner material. To avoid damaging the bottom of the polyethylene floor liner, a minimum .5 in. plywood will be nailed to the boxcars` nailable metal floor. At the end of the Mixed Waste Disposal Initiative (MWDI) Project workers at the Envirocare facility will dismantle and dispose of all the polyethylene liner and plywood materials. Envirocare of Utah, Inc., located in Clive, Utah, will perform a health physic survey and chemically and radiologically decontaminate, if necessary, each of the rail boxcars prior to them being released back to Energy Systems. Energy Systems will also perform a health physic survey and chemically and radiologically decontaminate, if necessary, each of the rail boxcars prior to them being released back to Norfolk Southem Railroad.

  17. Oil field waste disposal costs at commercial disposal facilities

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    Veil, J.A.

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The exploration and production segment of the U.S. oil and gas industry generates millions of barrels of nonhazardous oil field wastes annually. In most cases, operators can dispose of their oil fields wastes at a lower cost on-site than off site and, thus, will choose on-site disposal. However, a significant quantity of oil field wastes are still sent to off-site commercial facilities for disposal. This paper provides information on the availability of commercial disposal companies in different states, the treatment and disposal methods they employ, and how much they charge. There appear to be two major off-site disposal trends. Numerous commercial disposal companies that handle oil field wastes exclusively are located in nine oil-and gas-producing states. They use the same disposal methods as those used for on-site disposal. In addition, the Railroad Commission of Texas has issued permits to allow several salt caverns to be used for disposal of oil field wastes. Twenty-two other oil- and gas-producing states contain few or no disposal companies dedicated to oil and gas industry waste. The only off-site commercial disposal companies available handle general industrial wastes or are sanitary landfills. In those states, operators needing to dispose of oil field wastes off-site must send them to a local landfill or out of state. The cost of off-site commercial disposal varies substantially, depending on the disposal method used, the state in which the disposal company is located, and the degree of competition in the area.

  18. Plutonium uranium extraction (PUREX) end state basis for interim operation (BIO) for surveillance and maintenance

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    DODD, E.N.

    1999-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This Basis for Interim Operation (BIO) was developed for the PUREX end state condition following completion of the deactivation project. The deactivation project has removed or stabilized the hazardous materials within the facility structure and equipment to reduce the hazards posed by the facility during the surveillance and maintenance (S and M) period, and to reduce the costs associated with the S and M. This document serves as the authorization basis for the PUREX facility, excluding the storage tunnels, railroad cut, and associated tracks, for the deactivated end state condition during the S and M period. The storage tunnels, and associated systems and areas, are addressed in WHC-SD-HS-SAR-001, Rev. 1, PUREX Final Safety Analysis Report. During S and M, the mission of the facility is to maintain the conditions and equipment in a manner that ensures the safety of the workers, environment, and the public. The S and M phase will continue until the final decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) project and activities are begun. Based on the methodology of DOE-STD-1027-92, Hazards Categorization and Accident Analysis Techniques for Compliance with DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports, the final facility hazards category is identified as hazards category This considers the remaining material inventories, form and distribution of the material, and the energies present to initiate events of concern. Given the current facility configuration, conditions, and authorized S and M activities, there are no operational events identified resulting in significant hazard to any of the target receptor groups (e.g., workers, public, environment). The only accident scenarios identified with consequences to the onsite co-located workers were based on external natural phenomena, specifically an earthquake. The dose consequences of these events are within the current risk evaluation guidelines and are consistent with the expectations for a hazards category 2 facility.

  19. Environmental Assessment: geothermal direct heat project, Marlin, Texas

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    Not Available

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Federal action addressed by this Environmental Assessment (EA) is joint funding the retrofitting of a heating and hot water system in a hospital at Marlin, Texas, with a geothermal preheat system. The project will be located within the existing hospital boiler room. One supply well was drilled in an existing adjacent parking lot. It was necessary to drill the well prior to completion of this environmental assessment in order to confirm the reservoir and to obtain fluids for analysis in order to assess the environmental effects of fluid disposal. Fluid from operation will be disposed of by discharging it directly into existing street drains, which will carry the fluid to Park Lake and eventually the Brazos River. Fluid disposal activities are regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission. The local geology is determined by past displacements in the East Texas Basin. Boundaries are marked by the Balcones and the Mexia-Talco fault systems. All important water-bearing formations are in the cretaceous sedimentary rocks and are slightly to highly saline. Geothermal fluids are produced from the Trinity Group; they range from approximately 3600 to 4000 ppM TDS. Temperatures are expected to be above 64/sup 0/C (147/sup 0/F). Surface water flows southeastward as a part of the Brazos River Basin. The nearest perennial stream is the Brazos River 5.6 km (3.5 miles) away, to which surface fluids will eventually discharge. Environmental impacts of construction were small because of the existing structures and paved areas. Construction run-off and geothermal flow-test fluid passed through a small pond in the city park, lowering its water quality, at least temporarily. Construction noise was not out of character with existing noises around the hospital.

  20. High-pressure coal fuel processor development. Final report

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    Greenhalgh, M.L. [Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL (United States)

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Caterpillar shares DOE/METC interest in demonstrating the technology required to displace petroleum-based engine fuels with various forms of low cost coal. Current DOE/METC programs on mild gasification and coal-water-slurries are addressing two approaches to this end. Engine and fuel processor system concept studies by Caterpillar have identified a third, potentially promising, option. This option includes high-pressure fuel processing of run-of-the-mine coal and direct injection of the resulting low-Btu gas stream into an ignition assisted, high compression ratio diesel engine. The compactness and predicted efficiency of the system make it suitable for application to line-haul railroad locomotives. Two overall conclusions resulted from Task 1. First direct injected, ignition assisted Diesel cycle engine combustion systems can be suitably modified to efficiently utilize low-Btu gas fuels. Second, high pressure gasification of selected run-of-the-mine coals in batch-loaded fuel processors is feasible. These two findings, taken together, significantly reduce the perceived technical risk associated with the further development of the proposed coal gas fueled Diesel cycle power plant concept. The significant conclusions from Task 2 were: An engine concept, derived from a Caterpillar 3600 series engine, and a fuel processor concept, based on scaling up a removable-canister configuration from the test rig, appear feasible; and although the results of this concept study are encouraging, further, full-scale component research and development are required before attempting a full-scale integrated system demonstration effort.

  1. High-pressure coal fuel processor development

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    Greenhalgh, M.L. (Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL (United States))

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Caterpillar shares DOE/METC interest in demonstrating the technology required to displace petroleum-based engine fuels with various forms of low cost coal. Current DOE/METC programs on mild gasification and coal-water-slurries are addressing two approaches to this end. Engine and fuel processor system concept studies by Caterpillar have identified a third, potentially promising, option. This option includes high-pressure fuel processing of run-of-the-mine coal and direct injection of the resulting low-Btu gas stream into an ignition assisted, high compression ratio diesel engine. The compactness and predicted efficiency of the system make it suitable for application to line-haul railroad locomotives. Two overall conclusions resulted from Task 1. First direct injected, ignition assisted Diesel cycle engine combustion systems can be suitably modified to efficiently utilize low-Btu gas fuels. Second, high pressure gasification of selected run-of-the-mine coals in batch-loaded fuel processors is feasible. These two findings, taken together, significantly reduce the perceived technical risk associated with the further development of the proposed coal gas fueled Diesel cycle power plant concept. The significant conclusions from Task 2 were: An engine concept, derived from a Caterpillar 3600 series engine, and a fuel processor concept, based on scaling up a removable-canister configuration from the test rig, appear feasible; and although the results of this concept study are encouraging, further, full-scale component research and development are required before attempting a full-scale integrated system demonstration effort.

  2. Cofiring waste biofuels and coal for emissions reduction

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    Brouwer, J.; Owens, W.D.; Harding, N.S. [Reaction Engineering International, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)] [and others

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Combustion tests have been performed in two pilot-scale combustion facilities to evaluate the emissions reduction possible while firing coal blended with several different biofuels. Two different boiler simulations, pulverized coal fired boilers and stoker coal fired boilers, were simulated. The pc-fired studies investigated the use of waste hardwood and softwood with pulverized coal, or using the biofuels as potential reburning fuels. The use of these wood waste is attractive because: wood contains little nitrogen and virtually no sulfur; wood is a regenerable biofuel; and wood utilization results in a net reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions. The wood reburning results indicate a reduction of 50-60% NO with approximately 10% wood heat input. Reburn stoichiometry was the most important variable. The NO reduction was strongly dependent upon initial NO and only slightly dependent upon temperature and wood moisture content. Cofiring of wood with pulverized coal; however, did not lead to significant NO reductions with the current NO{sub x} burner configuration. The stoker program investigated barriers for the successful blending of coal with waste railroad ties. Parameters evaluated included blending firing rate, chip size, optimum feed location, overfire/underfire air ratio, and natural gas addition. The results of this study demonstrate that NO emissions can be reduced by more than 50% without any significant increase in CO or THC emissions by the proper use of zoned reburning. Both programs demonstrated several benefits of biofuel cofiring, including: (1) lower operating costs due to reduced fuel prices; (2) reduced waste disposal; (3) reduced maintenance costs; (4) reduced environmental costs; and (5) extension of the useful life of existing equipment.

  3. An Aerosol Condensation Model for Sulfur Trioxide

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    Grant, K E

    2008-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes a model for condensation of sulfuric acid aerosol given an initial concentration and/or source of gaseous sulfur trioxide (e.g. fuming from oleum). The model includes the thermochemical effects on aerosol condensation and air parcel buoyancy. Condensation is assumed to occur heterogeneously onto a preexisting background aerosol distribution. The model development is both a revisiting of research initially presented at the Fall 2001 American Geophysical Union Meeting [1] and a further extension to provide new capabilities for current atmospheric dispersion modeling efforts [2]. Sulfuric acid is one of the most widely used of all industrial chemicals. In 1992, world consumption of sulfuric acid was 145 million metric tons, with 42.4 Mt (mega-tons) consumed in the United States [10]. In 2001, of 37.5 Mt consumed in the U.S., 74% went into producing phosphate fertilizers [11]. Another significant use is in mining industries. Lawuyi and Fingas [7] estimate that, in 1996, 68% of use was for fertilizers and 5.8% was for mining. They note that H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} use has been and should continue to be very stable. In the United States, the elimination of MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) and the use of ethanol for gasoline production are further increasing the demand for petroleum alkylate. Alkylate producers have a choice of either a hydrofluoric acid or sulfuric acid process. Both processes are widely used today. Concerns, however, over the safety or potential regulation of hydrofluoric acid are likely to result in most of the growth being for the sulfuric acid process, further increasing demand [11]. The implication of sulfuric acid being a pervasive industrial chemical is that transport is also pervasive. Often, this is in the form of oleum tankers, having around 30% free sulfur trioxide. Although sulfuric acid itself is not a volatile substance, fuming sulfuric acid (referred to as oleum) is [7], the volatile product being sulfur trioxide. Sulfate aerosols and mist may form in the atmosphere on tank rupture. From chemical spill data from 1990-1996, Lawuyi02 and Fingas [7] prioritize sulfuric acid as sixth most serious. During this period, they note 155 spills totaling 13 Mt, out of a supply volume of 3700 Mt. Lawuyi and Fingas [7] summarize information on three major sulfuric acid spills. On 12 February 1984, 93 tons of sulfuric acid were spilled when 14 railroad cars derailed near MacTier, Parry Sound, Ontario. On 13 December 1978, 51 railroad cars derailed near Springhill, Nova Scotia. One car, containing 93% sulfuric acid, ruptured, spilling nearly its entire contents. In July 1993, 20 to 50 tons of fuming sulfuric acid spilled at the General Chemical Corp. plant in Richmond, California, a major industrial center near San Francisco. The release occurred when oleum was being loaded into a nonfuming acid railroad tank car that contained only a rupture disk as a safety device. The tank car was overheated and this rupture disk blew. The resulting cloud of sulfuric acid drifted northeast with prevailing winds over a number of populated areas. More than 3,000 people subsequently sought medical attention for burning eyes, coughing, headaches, and nausea. Almost all were treated and released on the day of the spill. By the day after the release, another 5,000 people had sought medical attention. The spill forced the closure of five freeways in the region as well as some Bay Area Rapid Transit System stations. Apart from corrosive toxicity, there is the additional hazard that the reactions of sulfur trioxide and sulfuric acid vapors with water are extremely exothermic [10, 11]. While the vapors are intrinsically denser than air, there is thus the likelihood of strong, warming-induced buoyancy from reactions with ambient water vapor, water-containing aerosol droplets, and wet environmental surface. Nordin [12] relates just such an occurrence following the Richmond, CA spill, with the plume observed to rise to 300 m. For all practical purposes, sulfur trioxide was the constituent released from the heated tank

  4. Environmental Baseline Survey Report for the Title Transfer of Land Parcel ED-4 at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    SAIC

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This environmental baseline survey (EBS) report documents the baseline environmental conditions of a land parcel referred to as 'ED-4' (ED-4) at the U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). DOE is proposing to transfer the title of this land to the Heritage Center, LLC. Parcel ED-4 is a land parcel that consists of two noncontiguous areas comprising a total of approximately 18 acres located east of the ETTP. The western tract of ED-4 encompasses approximately 8.5 acres in the northeastern quadrant of the intersection of Boulevard Road and Highway 58. The eastern tract encompasses an area of approximately 9.5 acres in the northwestern quadrant of the intersection of Blair Road and Highway 58 (the Oak Ridge Turnpike). Aerial photographs and site maps from throughout the history of the ETTP, going back to its initial development in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP), indicate that this area has been undeveloped woodland with the exception of three support facilities for workers constructing the ORGDP since federal acquisition in 1943. These three support facilities, which were located in the western tract of ED-4, included a recreation hall, the Town Hall Camp Operations Building, and the Property Warehouse. A railroad spur also formerly occupied a portion of Parcel ED-4. These former facilities only occupied approximately 5 percent of the total area of Parcel ED-4. This report provides supporting information for the transfer of this government-owned property at ETTP to a non-federal entity. This EBS is based upon the requirements of Sect. 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). In order to support a Clean Parcel Determination (CPD) in accordance with CERCLA Sect. 120(h)(4)(d), groundwater and sediment samples were collected within, and adjacent to, the Parcel ED-4 study area. The potential for DOE to make a CPD for ED-4 is further supported by a No Further Investigation (NFI) determination made on land that adjoins ED-4 to the east (DOE 1997a) and to the south (DOE 1997b).

  5. Recent Developments in the Management of Cameco Corporation's Fuel Services Division Waste - 13144

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    Smith, Thomas P. [Cameco Corporation, Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)] [Cameco Corporation, Port Hope, Ontario (Canada)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cameco Corporation is a world leader in uranium production. Headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan our operations provide 16% of the world uranium mine production and we have approximately 435 million pounds of proven and probable uranium reserves. Cameco mining operations are located in Saskatchewan, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kazakhstan. Cameco is also a major supplier of uranium processing services required to produce fuel for the generation of clean energy. These operations are based in Blind River, Cobourg and Port Hope, Ontario and are collectively referred to as the Fuel Services Division. The Fuel Services Division produces uranium trioxide from uranium ore concentrate at the Blind River Refinery. Cameco produces uranium hexafluoride and uranium dioxide at the Port Hope Conversion Facility. Cameco operates a fuel manufacturing facility in Port Hope, Ontario and a metal fabrication facility located in Cobourg, Ontario. The company manufactures fuel bundles utilized in the Candu reactors. Cameco's Fuel Services Division produces several types of low-level radioactively contaminated wastes. Internal processing capabilities at both the Blind River Refinery and Port Hope Conversion Facility are extensive and allow for the recycling of several types of waste. Notwithstanding these capabilities there are certain wastes that are not amenable to the internal processing capabilities and must be disposed of appropriately. Disposal options for low-level radioactively contaminated wastes in Canada are limited primarily due to cost considerations. In recent years, Cameco has started to ship marginally contaminated wastes (<500 ppm uranium) to the United States for disposal in an appropriate landfill. The landfill is owned by US Ecology Incorporated and is located near Grand View, Idaho 70 miles southeast of Boise in the Owyhee Desert. The facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive material. The site's arid climate, deep groundwater and favourable geology help ensure permanent waste isolation. Combined with a state of the art multi-layer landfill liner system, the Grand View facility represents an ideal choice to minimize environmental liability. Marginally contaminated wastes from operations within the Fuel Services Division are typically loaded into PacTec IP-2 rated Intermediary Bulk Containers and then transported by road to a nearby rail siding. The Intermediary Bulk Containers are then loaded in US Ecology owned gondola rail-cars. The gondolas are then transported via Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific railroads to the US Ecology Rail Transfer facility located in Mayfield, Idaho. The Intermediary Bulk Containers are unloaded into trucks for transport to the disposal facility located approximately 32 miles away. (authors)

  6. Nuclear Rocket Facility Decommissioning Project: Controlled Explosive Demolition of Neutron-Activated Shield Wall

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    Michael R. Kruzic

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Located in Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site (NTS), the Test Cell A (TCA) Facility (Figure 1) was used in the early to mid-1960s for testing of nuclear rocket engines, as part of the Nuclear Rocket Development Program, to further space travel. Nuclear rocket testing resulted in the activation of materials around the reactors and the release of fission products and fuel particles. The TCA facility, known as Corrective Action Unit 115, was decontaminated and decommissioned (D&D) from December 2004 to July 2005 using the Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER) process, under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. The SAFER process allows environmental remediation and facility closure activities (i.e., decommissioning) to occur simultaneously, provided technical decisions are made by an experienced decision maker within the site conceptual site model. Facility closure involved a seven-step decommissioning strategy. First, preliminary investigation activities were performed, including review of process knowledge documentation, targeted facility radiological and hazardous material surveys, concrete core drilling and analysis, shield wall radiological characterization, and discrete sampling, which proved to be very useful and cost-effective in subsequent decommissioning planning and execution and worker safety. Second, site setup and mobilization of equipment and personnel were completed. Third, early removal of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead, cadmium, and oil, was performed ensuring worker safety during more invasive demolition activities. Process piping was to be verified void of contents. Electrical systems were de-energized and other systems were rendered free of residual energy. Fourth, areas of high radiological contamination were decontaminated using multiple methods. Contamination levels varied across the facility. Fixed beta/gamma contamination levels ranged up to 2 million disintegrations per minute (dpm)/100 centimeters squared (cm2) beta/gamma. Removable beta/gamma contamination levels seldom exceeded 1,000 dpm/100 cm2, but, in railroad trenches on the reactor pad containing soil on the concrete pad in front of the shield wall, the beta dose rates ranged up to 120 milli-roentgens per hour from radioactivity entrained in the soil. General area dose rates were less than 100 micro-roentgens per hour. Prior to demolition of the reactor shield wall, removable and fixed contaminated surfaces were decontaminated to the best extent possible, using traditional decontamination methods. Fifth, large sections of the remaining structures were demolished by mechanical and open-air controlled explosive demolition (CED). Mechanical demolition methods included the use of conventional demolition equipment for removal of three main buildings, an exhaust stack, and a mobile shed. The 5-foot (ft), 5-inch (in.) thick, neutron-activated reinforced concrete shield was demolished by CED, which had never been performed at the NTS.

  7. Final report : results of the 2007 targeted investigation at Hilton, Kansas.

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    LaFreniere, L. M.; Environmental Science Division

    2008-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), operated a grain storage facility in Hilton, Kansas, in 1954-1965. In 1992, carbon tetrachloride was first identified, at a concentration of 910 {micro}g/L, in groundwater from well GW01 at Hilton. This discovery occurred in association with the sale of the private grain storage facility on which well GW01 is located to the current owner, the Mid-Kansas Cooperative Association. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducted investigations at Hilton in 1992-1994. In 1996-1997, Argonne National Laboratory conducted Phase I and Phase II investigations on behalf of the CCC/USDA to characterize the distribution of the carbon tetrachloride contamination identified in well GW01, the stratigraphic units potentially hosting contaminant migration, and local hydrogeology in the Hilton area. The 2007 targeted investigation reported here focused specifically on the former CCC/USDA property at Hilton, west of the railroad tracks. (Until a property record search in 2005, the location of the CCC/USDA's former facility at Hilton was not known with certainty.) The objectives of the investigation, as implemented, were to (1) investigate for carbon tetrachloride contamination in the shallower soil and shallow aquifer units below the former CCC/USDA property and (2) investigate groundwater flow patterns. The key results of the 2007 targeted investigation are as follows: (1) No carbon tetrachloride or chloroform contamination was found in soil or groundwater below the former CCC/USDA facility. (2) The 2007 groundwater level data support a southwesterly direction for groundwater flow in the main Hilton aquifer (Equus Beds), consistent with findings of previous investigations. Contaminated well GW01 was confirmed to be upgradient from the former CCC/USDA facility. (3) The contaminants carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, and 1,2-dibromoethane (ethylene dibromide) were found in groundwater only at well GW01. No evidence of contamination was found in other monitoring wells and piezometers. This pattern is consistent with findings of previous investigations. The findings of the 2007 targeted investigation clearly demonstrate that the former CCC/USDA facility at Hilton was not the source of the carbon tetrachloride contamination persistently detected in well GW01. Well GW01 is approximately 300 ft upgradient from the former CCC/USDA facility. This well is the only sampling location at Hilton where carbon tetrachloride contamination in groundwater has ever been identified. The CCC/USDA never operated grain storage facilities on the property on which well GW01 is located.

  8. TEXAS LPG FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Full-Text - Submission contains both citation data and full-text of the journal article. Full-text can be either a pre-print or post-print, but not the copyrighted article.

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    SOUTHWEST RESEARCH LABORATORY SUBMITTED BY SUBCONTRACTOR, RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

    2004-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The State Energy Conservation Office has executed its first Fuel Cell Project which was awarded under a Department of Energy competitive grant process. The Texas LPG Fuel Processor Development and Fuel Cell Demonstration Program is a broad-based public/private partnership led by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Partners include the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division (AFRED) of the Railroad Commission of Texas; Plug Power, Inc., Latham, NY, UOP/HyRadix, Des Plaines, IL; Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, TX; the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The team proposes to mount a development and demonstration program to field-test and evaluate markets for HyRadix?s LPG fuel processor system integrated into Plug Power?s residential-scale GenSys? 5C (5 kW) PEM fuel cell system in a variety of building types and conditions of service. The program?s primary goal is to develop, test, and install a prototype propane-fueled residential fuel cell power system supplied by Plug Power and HyRadix in Texas. The propane industry is currently funding development of an optimized propane fuel processor by project partner UOP/HyRadix through its national checkoff program, the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). Following integration and independent verification of performance by Southwest Research Institute, Plug Power and HyRadix will produce a production-ready prototype unit for use in a field demonstration. The demonstration unit produced during this task will be delivered and installed at the Texas Department of Transportation?s TransGuide headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Simultaneously, the team will undertake a market study aimed at identifying and quantifying early-entry customers, technical and regulatory requirements, and other challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in planning commercialization of the units. For further information please contact Mary-Jo Rowan at mary-jo.rowan@cpa.state.tx.us

  9. Environmental Impacts of Transportation to the Potential Repository at Yucca Mountain

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    R.L. Sweeney; R. Best; P. Bolton; P. Adams

    2002-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The 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 analyzes a Proposed Action to construct, operate, monitor, and eventually close a geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. As part of the Proposed Action, the EIS analyzes the potential impacts of transporting commercial and DOE spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to Yucca Mountain from 77 sites across the United States. The analysis includes information on the comparative impacts of transporting these materials by truck and rail and discusses the impacts of building a rail line or using heavy-haul trucks to move rail casks from a mainline railroad in Nevada to the site. This paper provides an overview of the analyses and the potential impacts of these transportation activities. The potential transportation impacts were looked at from two perspectives: transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste by legal-weight truck or by rail on a national scale and impacts specific to Nevada from the transportation of these materials from the State borders to the Yucca Mountain site. In order to address the range of impacts that could result from the most likely modes, legal-weight truck and rail, the EIS employed two analytical scenarios--mostly legal-weight truck and mostly rail. Estimated national transportation impacts were based on 24 years of transportation activities. Approximately 8 fatalities could occur from all causes in the nationwide general population from incident-free transportation activities of the mostly legal-weight truck scenario and about 4 from the mostly rail scenario. The analysis examined the radiological consequences under the maximum foreseeable accident scenario and also overall accident risk. The overall accident risk over the 24 year period would be about 0.0002 latent cancer fatality for the mostly legal-weight truck scenario and about 0.0005 latent cancer fatality for the mostly rail scenario. The maximum reasonably foreseeable accident scenario resulted in 0.55 latent cancer fatality for the legal-weight truck case and 5 latent cancer fatalities in the case of mostly rail. The EIS also analyzed the impacts associated with the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the State of Nevada. This included: constructing a branch rail line and using it to ship waste to the repository; upgrading highways in Nevada for use by heavy-haul trucks; constructing and operating an intermodal transfer station; and transporting personnel and materials to support construction and operation of the repository.

  10. AN ELECTROMAGNETIC PNEUMO CAPSULE SYSTEM FOR CONVEYING MINERALS AND MINE WASTES

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    Henry Liu; Charles W. Lenau

    2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project is to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of using a new and advanced pneumatic capsule pipeline (PCP) system for transporting minerals and mine wastes. The new system is different from conventional PCPs in two main respects: (1) it uses linear induction motors (LIMs) instead of blowers (fans) at the inlet of the pipeline to drive (pump) the capsules and the air through the pipeline; and (2) the capsules in the PCP have steel wheels running on steel rails as opposed to capsules in conventional systems, which use wheels with rubber tires running inside a pipe without rail. The advantage of using LIM pump instead of blower is that the former is non-intrusive and hence does not block the passage of capsules, enabling the system to run continuously without having to make the capsules bypass the pump. This not only simplifies the system but also enables the system to achieve much larger cargo throughput than that of PCPs using blowers, and use of LIMs as booster pumps which enables the system to have any length or to be used for transporting cargoes over practically any distance, say even one thousand kilometers or miles. An advantage of using steel wheels rolling on steel rails instead of using rubber tires rolling inside a pipeline is that the rolling friction coefficient and hence the use of energy is greatly reduced from that of conventional PCP systems. Moreover, rails enable easy control of capsule motion, such as switching capsules to a branch line by using railroad switching equipment. The advanced PCP system studied under this project uses rectangular conduits instead of circular pipe, having cross-sectional areas of 1 m by 1 m approximately. The system can be used for various transportation distances, and it can transport up to 50 million tonnes (metric tons) of cargo annually--the throughput of the largest mines in the world. Both an aboveground and an underground system were investigated and compared. The technical feasibility of this new PCP system was determined by designing the details of the system and conducting a detail analysis of the system--both steady and unsteady analyses. Through the detailed design and analyses, it was found that no technical problem or hurdle exist that would otherwise prevent commercial use of the system today. Still, since it is a new technology, it will be prudent and advantageous to run a demonstration project before this technology is used.

  11. PLAY ANALYSIS AND DIGITAL PORTFOLIO OF MAJOR OIL RESERVOIRS IN THE PERMIAN BASIN: APPLICATION AND TRANSFER OF ADVANCED GEOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES FOR INCREMENTAL PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES

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    Shirley P. Dutton; Eugene M. Kim; Ronald F. Broadhead; Caroline L. Breton; William D. Raatz; Stephen C. Ruppel; Charles Kerans

    2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico has produced >30 Bbbl (4.77 x 10{sup 9} m{sup 3}) of oil through 2000, most of it from 1,339 reservoirs having individual cumulative production >1 MMbbl (1.59 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3}). These significant-sized reservoirs are the focus of this report. Thirty-two Permian Basin oil plays were defined, and each of the 1,339 significant-sized reservoirs was assigned to a play. The reservoirs were mapped and compiled in a Geographic Information System (GIS) by play. Associated reservoir information within linked data tables includes Railroad Commission of Texas reservoir number and district (Texas only), official field and reservoir name, year reservoir was discovered, depth to top of the reservoir, production in 2000, and cumulative production through 2000. Some tables also list subplays. Play boundaries were drawn for each play; the boundaries include areas where fields in that play occur but are <1 MMbbl (1.59 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3}) of cumulative production. This report contains a summary description of each play, including key reservoir characteristics and successful reservoir-management practices that have been used in the play. The CD accompanying the report contains a pdf version of the report, the GIS project, pdf maps of all plays, and digital data files. Oil production from the reservoirs in the Permian Basin having cumulative production >1 MMbbl (1.59 x 10{sup 5} m{sup 3}) was 301.4 MMbbl (4.79 x 10{sup 7} m{sup 3}) in 2000. Cumulative Permian Basin production through 2000 from these significant-sized reservoirs was 28.9 Bbbl (4.59 x 10{sup 9} m{sup 3}). The top four plays in cumulative production are the Northwest Shelf San Andres Platform Carbonate play (3.97 Bbbl [6.31 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}]), the Leonard Restricted Platform Carbonate play (3.30 Bbbl 5.25 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}), the Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian Horseshoe Atoll Carbonate play (2.70 Bbbl [4.29 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}]), and the San Andres Platform Carbonate play (2.15 Bbbl [3.42 x 10{sup 8} m{sup 3}]).

  12. Authorized Limits for the Release of a 25 Ton Locomotive, Serial Number 21547, at the Area 25 Engine Maintenance, Assembly, and Disassembly Facility, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    Jeremy Gwin and Douglas Frenette

    2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains process knowledge and radiological data and analysis to support approval for release of the 25-ton locomotive, Serial Number 21547, at the Area 25 Engine Maintenance, Assembly, and Disassembly (EMAD) Facility, located on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The 25-ton locomotive is a small, one-of-a-kind locomotive used to move railcars in support of the Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application project. This locomotive was identified as having significant historical value by the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City, Nevada, where it will be used as a display piece. A substantial effort to characterize the radiological conditions of the locomotive was undertaken by the NTS Management and Operations Contractor, National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). During this characterization process, seven small areas on the locomotive had contamination levels that exceeded the NTS release criteria (limits consistent with U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] Order DOE O 5400.5, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment). The decision was made to perform radiological decontamination of these known accessible impacted areas to further the release process. On February 9, 2010, NSTec personnel completed decontamination of these seven areas to within the NTS release criteria. Although all accessible areas of the locomotive had been successfully decontaminated to within NTS release criteria, it was plausible that inaccessible areas of the locomotive (i.e., those areas on the locomotive where it was not possible to perform radiological surveys) could potentially have contamination above unrestricted release limits. To access the majority of these inaccessible areas, the locomotive would have to be disassembled. A complete disassembly for a full radiological survey could have permanently destroyed parts and would have ruined the historical value of the locomotive. Complete disassembly would also add an unreasonable financial burden for the contractor. A decision was reached between the NTS regulator and NSTec, opting for alternative authorized limits from DOE Headquarters. In doing so, NSTec personnel performed a dose model using the DOE-approved modeling code RESRAD-BUILD v3.5 to evaluate scenarios. The parameters used in the dose model were conservative. NSTecs Radiological Engineering Calculation, REC-2010-001, Public Dose Estimate from the EMAD 25 Ton Locomotive, concluded that the four scenarios evaluated were below the 25-millirem per year limit, the likely dose scenarios met the few millirem in a year criteria, and that the EMAD 25-ton locomotive met the radiological requirements to be released with residual radioactivity to the public.

  13. Electric Power Monthly, June 1988

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    NONE

    1988-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The data in this report are presented for a wide audience including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the electric utility industry, and the general public. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) collected the information in this report to fulfill its data collection and dissemination responsibilities as specified in the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275) as amended. The Electric Power Monthly contains information from three data sources: the Form EIA-759, 'Monthly Power Plant Report'; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Form 423, 'Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants{sup ;} and the Form EIA-826, {sup M}onthly Electric Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions'. The Form EIA-759 collects data from all operators of electric utility generating plants (except those having plants solely on standby), approximately 800 of the more than 3,200 electric utilities in the United States. To reduce the reporting burden for utilities, the FERC Form 423 and Form EIA-826 data are based on samples, which cover less than 100 percent of all central station generating utilities. The FERC Form 423 collects data from steam-electric power generating plants with a combined installed nameplate capacity of 50 megawatts or larger (approximately 230 electric utilities). The 50-megawatt threshold was established by FERC. The Form EIA-826 collects sales and revenue data in the residential, commercial, industrial, and other sectors of the economy. Other sales data collected include public street and highway lighting, other sales to public authorities, sales to railroads and railways, and interdepartmental sales. Respondents to the Form EIA-826 were statistically chosen and include approximately 225 privately and publicly owned electric utilities from a universe of more than 3,200 utilities. The sample selection for the Form EIA-826 is evaluated annually. Currently, the Form EIA-826 data account for approximately 83 percent of the electricity sales in the United States. Sources of data are described in more detail in the Technical Notes of the Electric Power Annual (DOE/EIA-0348).

  14. The Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement: An Update

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    R. Sweeney

    2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. QER- Comment of Jeff Cobb 2

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hello, Please also see the letter after my signature at the bottom. I was at the unitization hearing for the Helis Oil planned fracking operation in St. Tammany Parish. I refrained from speaking, because I do not live in St. Tammany. I wish to affirm my support for everything said at that hearing in opposition to the unitization permit, and everything relayed to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the wetlands permit opposing it. As well as opposition to fracking not only in St Tammany, but anywhere in the world, for the multiple reasons I outline below. Primarily I'm opposed because the Texas Railroad Commission has conducted a study that shows conclusively that water wells located near fracking operations in the Barnett Shale have been contaminated with hyropcarbons that could ONLY have come from the Barnett Shale. Given that the Southern Hills Aquifer is the sole source aquifer for Baton Rouge as well as hundreds of thousands of other people in southeastern Louisiana including much if not all of St Tammany Parish, and the recent Legislative Auditors report showing DNR's regulation of thousands of oil and gas wells is negligent, allowing any drilling in ANY sole source aquifer is an accident waiting to happen, with repercussions lasting centuries. The World Bank is in agreement with other global experts such as PricewaterhouseCoopers that only 20% of the known fossil fuel reserves can be burned (http://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/carbon-bubbles-stranded-assets.) This means the remaining 80% of reserves are stranded assets, resulting in a carbon bubble in the investment market. The biggest of the Big Five global accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers agrees with this in their report, 'Too Late for Two Degrees?' (http://www.pwc.co.uk/sustainability-climate-change/publications/low-carb...). ExxonMobil has recognized this carbon bubble risk, and then dismissed it (http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/environment/climate-change/managing-c...). Which is like an alcoholic admitting their addiction, and then saying 'but my continued drinking of alcohol is necessary'. Denial is the most seductive whore in the human psyche. All nations in the UN agreed to keep global warming driven mostly by the burning of fossil fuels below 2 degrees C in 2009. We are currently on track for 3-4 degrees C warming, perhaps higher. We have already identified fossil fuel reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of carbon (www.carbontracker.org), while we can only burn 565 gigatons of carbon to stay below the agreed upon 2 degrees C target (https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/archive/2009/on-the-way-t...). As we have five times more identified reserves than we can burn, the search for more is an exercise in futility. Although EPA has conducted two major studies linking well water contamination to fracking in both Pavilion, Wyoming and Dimock, Pennsylvania, this study by the Texas Railroad Commission is the most definitive to date (http://www.earthworksaction.org/media/detail/scientists_fracking_pollute...). Lower level EPA employees were told to discontinue and/or bury the results of those two studies, no doubt because higher level EPA employees were paid by the fossil fuel industry to hide the ugly truth that fossil fuels knew from the beginning. Louisiana already has some of the most polluted water in the US (http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2014/06/louisiana_waterways_among...), as described in "Wasting Our Waterways: Toxic Industrial Pollution and Restoring the Promise of the Clean Water Act" (http://environmentamericacenter.org/sites/environment/files/reports/US_w...). Continued oil and gas activities, and particularly fracking which requires millions of gallons of water, and the 'produced' water that results which is too polluted and poisoned with benzenes, brine, and radioactive materials to be purified, must be stopped ASAP. The entire energy infrastructure for the planet needs to be upgraded to the supergrid and moved to renewables. Needless to say, after the Legislative Auditors Report it is clear that Louisiana can't be

  16. FEED SYSTEM INNOVATION FOR GASIFICATION OF LOCALLY ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS (FIGLEAF)

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    Michael L. Swanson; Mark A. Musich; Darren D. Schmidt

    2001-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Feed System Innovation for Gasification of Locally Economical Alternative Fuels (FIGLEAF) project is being conducted by the Energy and Environmental Research Center and Gasification Engineering Corporation of Houston, Texas (a subsidiary of Global Energy Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio), with 80% cofunding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of the project is to identify and evaluate low-value fuels that could serve as alternative feedstocks and to develop a feed system to facilitate their use in integrated gasification combined cycle and gasification coproduction facilities. The long-term goal, to be accomplished in a subsequent project, is to install a feed system for the selected fuels at Global Energy's commercial-scale 262-MW Wabash River Coal Gasification Facility in West Terre Haute, Indiana. The feasibility study undertaken for the project consists of identifying and evaluating the economic feasibility of potential fuel sources, developing a feed system design capable of providing a fuel at 400 psig to the second stage of the E-Gas (Destec) gasifier to be cogasified with coal at up to 30% on a Btu basis, performing bench- and pilot-scale testing to verify concepts and clarify decision-based options, reviewing prior art with respect to high-pressure feed system designs, and determining the economics of cofeeding alternative feedstocks with the conceptual feed system design. Activities and results thus far include the following. Several potential alternative fuels have been obtained for evaluation and testing as potential feedstocks, including sewage sludge, used railroad ties, urban wood waste, municipal solid waste, and used waste tires/tire-derived fuel. Only fuels with potential tipping fees were considered; potential energy crop fuels were not considered since they would have a net positive cost to the plant. Based on the feedstock assessment, sewage sludge has been selected as one of the primary feedstocks for consideration at the Wabash plant. Because of the limited waste heat available for drying and the ability of the gasifier to operate with alternative feedstocks at up to 80% moisture, a decision was made to investigate a pumping system for delivering the as-received fuel across the pressure boundary. High-temperature drop-tube furnace tests were conducted to determine if explosive fragmentation of high-moisture sludge droplets could be expected, but showed that these droplets underwent a shrinking and densification process that implies that the sludge will have to be well dispersed when injected into the gasifier. Fuel dispersion nozzles have been obtained for measuring how well the sludge can be dispersed in the second stage of the gasifier. Future work will include leasing a Schwing America pump to test pumping sewage sludge against 400 psig. In addition, sludge dispersion testing will be completed using two different dispersion nozzles to determine their ability to generate sludge particles small enough to be entrained out of the E-Gas entrained-flow gasifier.

  17. FEED SYSTEM INNOVATION FOR GASIFICATION OF LOCALLY ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE FUELS (FIGLEAF)

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    Michael L. Swanson; Mark A. Musich; Darren D. Schmidt; Joseph K. Schultz

    2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Feed System Innovation for Gasification of Locally Economical Alternative Fuels (FIGLEAF) project was conducted by the Energy & Environmental Research Center and Gasification Engineering Corporation of Houston, Texas (a subsidiary of Global Energy Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio), with 80% cofunding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the project was to identify and evaluate low-value fuels that could serve as alternative feedstocks and to develop a feed system to facilitate their use in integrated gasification combined-cycle and gasification coproduction facilities. The long-term goal, to be accomplished in a subsequent project, is to install a feed system for the selected fuel(s) at Global Energy's commercial-scale 262-MW Wabash River Coal Gasification Facility in West Terre Haute, Indiana. The feasibility study undertaken for the project consisted of identifying and evaluating the economic feasibility of potential fuel sources, developing a feed system design capable of providing a fuel at 400 psig to the second stage of the E-Gas (Destec) gasifier to be cogasified with coal, performing bench- and pilot-scale testing to verify concepts and clarify decision-based options, reviewing information on high-pressure feed system designs, and determining the economics of cofeeding alternative feedstocks with the conceptual feed system design. A preliminary assessment of feedstock availability within Indiana and Illinois was conducted. Feedstocks evaluated included those with potential tipping fees to offset processing cost: sewage sludge, municipal solid waste, used railroad ties, urban wood waste (UWW), and used tires/tire-derived fuel. Agricultural residues and dedicated energy crop fuels were not considered since they would have a net positive cost to the plant. Based on the feedstock assessment, sewage sludge was selected as the primary feedstock for consideration at the Wabash River Plant. Because of the limited waste heat available for drying and the ability of the gasifier to operate with alternative feedstocks at up to 80% moisture, a decision was made to investigate a pumping system for delivering the as-received fuel across the pressure boundary into the second stage of the gasifier. A high-pressure feed pump and fuel dispersion nozzles were tested for their ability to cross the pressure boundary and adequately disperse the sludge into the second stage of the gasifier. These results suggest that it is technically feasible to get the sludge dispersed to an appropriate size into the second stage of the gasifier although the recycle syngas pressure needed to disperse the sludge would be higher than originally desired. A preliminary design was prepared for a sludge-receiving, storage, and high-pressure feeding system at the Wabash River Plant. The installed capital costs were estimated at approximately $9.7 million, within an accuracy of {+-}10%. An economic analysis using DOE's IGCC Model, Version 3 spreadsheet indicates that in order to justify the additional capital cost of the system, Global Energy would have to receive a tipping fee of $12.40 per wet ton of municipal sludge delivered. This is based on operation with petroleum coke as the primary fuel. Similarly, with coal as the primary fuel, a minimum tipping of $16.70 would be required. The availability of delivered sludge from Indianapolis, Indiana, in this tipping-fee range is unlikely; however, given the higher treatment costs associated with sludge treatment in Chicago, Illinois, delivery of sludge from Chicago, given adequate rail access, might be economically viable.

  18. Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction (E-SMARRT): Precision Casting of Steel

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    Dr. Von L. Richards

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project addresses improvements in metal casting processes by reducing scrap and reducing the cost of production, due to scrap reduction from investment casting and yield improvement offered by lost foam casting as compared to no-bake or green sand molding. The objectives for the investment casting portion of the subtask are to improve knowledge of fracture toughness of mold shells and the sources of strength limiting flaws and to understand the effects of wax reclamation procedures on wax properties. Applying 'clean steel' approaches to pouring technology and cleanliness in investment casting of steel are anticipated to improve incoming materials inspection procedures as they affect the microstructure and toughness of the shell. This project focused on two areas of study in the production of steel castings to reduce scrap and save energy: (1) Reducing the amount of shell cracking in investment cast steel production; (2) Investigate the potential of lost foam steel casting The basic findings regarding investment casting shell cracking were: (1) In the case of post pouring cracking, this could be related to phase changes in silica upon cooling and could be delayed by pouring arrangement strategies that maintained the shell surface at temperature for longer time. Employing this delay resulted in less adherent oxidation of castings since the casting was cooler at the time o fair exposure. (2) A model for heat transfer through water saturated shell materials under steam pressure was developed. (3) Initial modeling result of autoclave de-waxing indicated the higher pressure and temperature in the autoclave would impose a steeper temperature gradient on the wax pattern, causing some melt flow prior to bulk expansion and decreasing the stress on the green shell. Basic findings regarding lost foam casting of steel at atmospheric pressure: (1) EPS foam generally decomposes by the collapse mode in steel casting. (2) There is an accumulation of carbon pick-up at the end of the casting opposite the gate. (3) It is recommended that lost foam castings in steel be gated for a quiescent fill in an empty cavity mold to prevent foam occlusion defects from the collapse mode. The energy benefit is primarily in yield savings and lower casting weight per function due to elimination of draft and parting lines for the larger lost foam castings. For the smaller investment casting, scrap losses due to shell cracking will be reduced. Both of these effects will reduce the metal melted per good ton of castings. There will also be less machine stock required per casting which is a yield savings and a small additional energy savings in machining. Downstream savings will come from heavy truck and railroad applications. Application of these processes to heavy truck castings will lighten the heavy truck fleet by about ten pounds per truck. Using ten years to achieve full penetration of the truck fleet at linear rate this will result in a fuel savings of 131 trillion BTU over ten years.

  19. Synchrotron-Radiation Induced X-Ray Emission (SRIXE)

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    Jones, Keith W.

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Elemental analysis using emission of characteristic x rays is a well-established scientific method. The success of this analytical method is highly dependent on the properties of the source used to produce the x rays. X-ray tubes have long existed as a principal excitation source, but electron and proton beams have also been employed extensively. The development of the synchrotron radiation x-ray source that has taken place during the past 40 years has had a major impact on the general field of x-ray analysis. Even tier 40 years, science of x-ray analysis with synchrotron x-ray beams is by no means mature. Improvements being made to existing synchrotron facilities and the design and construction of new facilities promise to accelerate the development of the general scientific use of synchrotron x-ray sources for at least the next ten years. The effective use of the synchrotron source technology depends heavily on the use of high-performance computers for analysis and theoretical interpretation of the experimental data. Fortunately, computer technology has advanced at least as rapidly as the x-ray technology during the past 40 years and should continue to do so during the next decade. The combination of these technologies should bring about dramatic advances in many fields where synchrotron x-ray science is applied. It is interesting also to compare the growth and rate of acceptance of this particular research endeavor to the rates for other technological endeavors. Griibler [1997] cataloged the time required for introduction, diffusion,and acceptance of technological, economic, and social change and found mean values of 40 to 50 years. The introduction of the synchrotron source depends on both technical and non-technical factors, and the time scale at which this seems to be occurring is quite compatible with what is seen for other major innovations such as the railroad or the telegraph. It will be interesting to see how long the present rate of technological change and increase in scientific use can be maintained for the synchrotron x-ray source. A short summary of the present state of the synchrotron radiation-induced x-ray emission (SRIXE) method is presented here. Basically, SRIXE experiments can include any that depend on the detection. of characteristic x-rays produced by the incident x-ray beam born the synchrotron source as they interact with a sample. Thus, experiments done to measure elemental composition, chemical state, crystal, structure, and other sample parameters can be considered in a discussion of SRIXE. It is also clear that the experimentalist may well wish to use a variety of complementary techniques for study of a given sample. For this reason, discussion of computed microtomography (CMT) and x-ray diffraction is included here. It is hoped that this present discussion will serve as a succinct introduction to the basic ideas of SRIXE for those not working in the field and possibly help to stimulate new types of work by those starting in the field as well as by experienced practitioners of the art. The topics covered include short descriptions of (1) the properties of synchrotron radiation, (2) a description of facilities used for its production, (3) collimated microprobe, (4) focused microprobes, (5) continuum and monoenergetic excitation, (6) detection limits, (7) quantitation, (8) applications of SRIXE, (9) computed microtomography (CMT), and (10)chemical speciation using x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). An effort has been made to cite a wide variety of work from different laboratories to show the vital nature of the field.