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Title: Examining supply chain resilience for the intermodal shipment of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive materials-16309

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a significant programmatic interest in the safe and secure routing and transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) and High Level Waste (HLW) in the United States, including shipments entering the country from locations outside U.S borders. In any shipment of SNF/HLW, there are multiple chains; a jurisdictional chain as the material moves between jurisdictions (state, federal, tribal, administrative), a physical supply chain (which mode), as well as a custody chain (which stakeholder is in charge/possession) of the materials being transported. Given these interconnected networks, there lies vulnerabilities, whether in lack of communication between interested stakeholders or physical vulnerabilities such as interdiction. By identifying key links and nodes as well as administrative weaknesses, decisions can be made to harden the physical network and improve communication between stakeholders. This paper examines the parallel chains of oversight and custody as well as the chain of stakeholder interests for the shipments of SNF/HLW and the potential impacts on systemic resiliency. Here, by using the Crystal River shutdown location as well as a hypothetical international shipment brought into the United States, this paper illustrates the parallel chains and maps them out visually.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
WM Symposia Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: WM2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 6-10 Mar 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 9999-0022
Publisher:
WM Symposia
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; spent nuclear fuel; supply chain; law; transportation
OSTI Identifier:
1333099

Peterson, Steven K., and Fialkoff, Marc R.. Examining supply chain resilience for the intermodal shipment of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive materials-16309. United States: N. p., Web.
Peterson, Steven K., & Fialkoff, Marc R.. Examining supply chain resilience for the intermodal shipment of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive materials-16309. United States.
Peterson, Steven K., and Fialkoff, Marc R.. 2016. "Examining supply chain resilience for the intermodal shipment of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive materials-16309". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1333099.
@article{osti_1333099,
title = {Examining supply chain resilience for the intermodal shipment of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive materials-16309},
author = {Peterson, Steven K. and Fialkoff, Marc R.},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a significant programmatic interest in the safe and secure routing and transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) and High Level Waste (HLW) in the United States, including shipments entering the country from locations outside U.S borders. In any shipment of SNF/HLW, there are multiple chains; a jurisdictional chain as the material moves between jurisdictions (state, federal, tribal, administrative), a physical supply chain (which mode), as well as a custody chain (which stakeholder is in charge/possession) of the materials being transported. Given these interconnected networks, there lies vulnerabilities, whether in lack of communication between interested stakeholders or physical vulnerabilities such as interdiction. By identifying key links and nodes as well as administrative weaknesses, decisions can be made to harden the physical network and improve communication between stakeholders. This paper examines the parallel chains of oversight and custody as well as the chain of stakeholder interests for the shipments of SNF/HLW and the potential impacts on systemic resiliency. Here, by using the Crystal River shutdown location as well as a hypothetical international shipment brought into the United States, this paper illustrates the parallel chains and maps them out visually.},
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journal = {WM Symposia Journal},
number = 1,
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}