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Title: Accident resistant transport container

The invention relates to a container for the safe air transport of plutonium having several intermediate wood layers and a load spreader intermediate an inner container and an outer shell for mitigation of shock during a hypothetical accident.
Authors:
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OSTI Identifier:
5268915
DOE Contract Number:
E(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CASKS; DESIGN; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; AIR TRANSPORT; ACCIDENTS; MATERIALS HANDLING; PACKAGING; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; CONTAINERS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; TRANSPORT; TRANSURANIUM COMPOUNDS 420204* -- Engineering-- Shipping Containers; 050900 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage