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Title: Status of spent-fuel transportation system development

The purpose of the Cask Systems Development Program (CSDP) is to develop a variety of cask systems that can safely and economically be used to move commercial spent fuel and high-level waste from the generator to the federal repository or monitored retrievable storage facility. There are four initiatives to the CSDP, but only the first, from reactor casks, has been activated. This paper is limited to a discussion of the status of that initiative. Schedule objectives for the CSDP include development of spent-fuel cask systems by 1995 to support the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management shipments of spent fuel from utilities beginning in the late 1990s. The US Department of Energy (DOE)-Idaho, with the support of EG G Idaho, Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, and selected cask development contractors, has been assigned the responsibility for developing a family of cask systems that are suitable for the task. Initially, four categories of spent-fuel casks were to be developed. They are legal-weight truck (LWT) casks, overweight truck (OWT) casks, rail/barge (R/B) casks, and dual purpose (DP) (storage/transport) casks. For a variety of reasons, OWT and DP cask development activities have been deferred. Program goals include developing a family of casks that willmore » permit minimizing total system life cycle costs, ensure safety to the general public and to occupational workers, and attain public confidence in the transportation system.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5533446
Report Number(s):
CONF-881011--
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 89-031333
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society; (USA); Journal Volume: 57; Conference: Joint meeting of the European Nuclear Society and the American Nuclear Society, Washington, DC (USA), 30 Oct - 4 Nov 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUELS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; TESTING; TRANSPORT; BARGES; DESIGN; LIFE-CYCLE COST; MONITORED RETRIEVABLE STORAGE; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PUBLIC HEALTH; PUBLIC OPINION; RADIATION PROTECTION; RAIL TRANSPORT; RELIABILITY; SAFETY; SANDIA LABORATORIES; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; TRUCKS; US DOE; CASKS; CONTAINERS; COST; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; LAND TRANSPORT; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTORS; STORAGE; US AEC; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEHICLES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 420203 -- Engineering-- Handling Equipment & Procedures; 210100 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled