U.S. Department of Energy Motor Carrier Evaluation Program

by James Portsmouth, Westinghouse Hanford Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The U.S. Department of Energy-Headquarters (DOE-HQ), Transportation Management Division (TMD) has the overall responsibility to provide a well-managed transportation program for the safe, efficient, and economical transportation of DOE-owned materials. The DOE-TMD has established an excellent safety record in the transportation of hazardous materials including radioactive materials and radioactive wastes. This safety record can be maintained only through continued diligence and sustained effort on the part of the DOE-TMD, its field offices, and the contractors' organizations. Key elements in the DOE's effective hazardous and radioactive materials shipping program are (1) integrity of packages, (2) strict adherence to regulations and procedures, (3) trained personnel, (4) complete management support, and (5) use of the best commercial carriers.

Subject Headings: Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials | Transportation safety | Economic factors | Material properties | Contractors and subcontractors | Radioactive wastes | Industrial wastes

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