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Title: Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report

Abstract

In this study, rail and highway routes which may be used for shipments of high-level nuclear waste to a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada are characterized. This characterization facilitates three types of impact analysis: comparative study, limited worst-case assessment, and more sophisticated probabilistic risk assessment techniques. Data for relative and absolute impact measures are provided to support comparisons of routes based on selected characteristics. A worst-case scenario assessment is included to determine potentially critical and most likely places for accidents or incidents to occur. The assessment facilitated by the data in this study is limited because impact measures are restricted to the identification of potential areas or persons affected. No attempt is made to quantify the magnitude of these impacts. Most likely locations for accidents to occur are determined relative to other locations within the scope of this study. Independent factors and historical trends used to identify these likely locations are only proxies for accident probability.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Nevada Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Transportation Research Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office, Carson City, NV (United States); Nevada Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Transportation Research Center
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
140758
Report Number(s):
NWPO-TN-011-91-Vol.1; UNLV/TRC/RR-91/02-Vol.1
ON: DE92017892; TRN: 92:034556
DOE Contract Number:  
FG08-85NV10461
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 May 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; ACCIDENTS; LAND TRANSPORT; RAIL TRANSPORT; LAND USE; ROAD TRANSPORT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Souleyrette, R.R. II, Sathisan, S.K., and di Bartolo, R.. Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/140758.
Souleyrette, R.R. II, Sathisan, S.K., & di Bartolo, R.. Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report. United States. doi:10.2172/140758.
Souleyrette, R.R. II, Sathisan, S.K., and di Bartolo, R.. Fri . "Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report". United States. doi:10.2172/140758. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/140758.
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title = {Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report},
author = {Souleyrette, R.R. II and Sathisan, S.K. and di Bartolo, R.},
abstractNote = {In this study, rail and highway routes which may be used for shipments of high-level nuclear waste to a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada are characterized. This characterization facilitates three types of impact analysis: comparative study, limited worst-case assessment, and more sophisticated probabilistic risk assessment techniques. Data for relative and absolute impact measures are provided to support comparisons of routes based on selected characteristics. A worst-case scenario assessment is included to determine potentially critical and most likely places for accidents or incidents to occur. The assessment facilitated by the data in this study is limited because impact measures are restricted to the identification of potential areas or persons affected. No attempt is made to quantify the magnitude of these impacts. Most likely locations for accidents to occur are determined relative to other locations within the scope of this study. Independent factors and historical trends used to identify these likely locations are only proxies for accident probability.},
doi = {10.2172/140758},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
}

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