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Title: Nevada commercial spent nuclear fuel transportation experience

The purpose of this report is to present an historic overview of commercial reactor spent nuclear fuel (SNF) shipments that have occurred in the state of Nevada, and to review the accident and incident experience for this type of shipments. Results show that between 1964 and 1990, 309 truck shipments covering approximately 40,000 miles moved through Nevada; this level of activity places Nevada tenth among the states in the number of truck shipments of SNF. For the same period, 15 rail shipments moving through the State covered approximately 6,500 miles, making Nevada 20th among the states in terms of number of rail shipments. None of these shipments had an accident or an incident associated with them. Because the data for Nevada are so limited, national data on SNF transportation and the safety of truck and rail transportation in general were also assessed.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
139165
Report Number(s):
YMP--91-17
ON: DE93017090; TRN: 93:016821
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-87NV10576
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1991
Research Org:
Science Applications International Corp., Las Vegas, NV (United States); USDOE Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Office, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; ACCIDENTS; DATA; SPENT FUELS; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; TRUCKS; Yucca Mountain Project