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Title: Transportation accident scenarios for commercial spent fuel

A spectrum of high severity, low probability, transportation accident scenarios involving commercial spent fuel is presented together with mechanisms, pathways and quantities of material that might be released from spent fuel to the environment. These scenarios are based on conclusions from a workshop, conducted in May 1980 to discuss transportation accident scenarios, in which a group of experts reviewed and critiqued available literature relating to spent fuel behavior and cask response in accidents.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6566569
Report Number(s):
SAND-80-2124; TIC-0156
TRN: 81-006599
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 42 ENGINEERING; SPENT FUEL CASKS; ACCIDENTS; SPENT FUELS; TRANSPORT; ACTINIDES; CESIUM 134; CESIUM 137; COBALT 60; COMMERCIAL SECTOR; ENVIRONMENT; FAULT TREE ANALYSIS; FISSION PRODUCT RELEASE; IODINE 129; RISK ASSESSMENT; RUTHENIUM 106; THEORETICAL DATA; ALKALI METAL ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CASKS; CESIUM ISOTOPES; COBALT ISOTOPES; CONTAINERS; DATA; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FUELS; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INFORMATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; IODINE ISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; METALS; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTOR MATERIALS; RUTHENIUM ISOTOPES; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 050900* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 420204 -- Engineering-- Shipping Containers