Optimal Route Selection for High Level Nuclear Waste Transport Based Upon Radiological Risk

by J. A. Cardle, Univ of Nevada, United States,
P. Regeski, Univ of Nevada, United States,
F. Ostler, Univ of Nevada, United States,
S. Sathisan, Univ of Nevada, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate route optimization based directly upon the minimization of radiological risk as computed from local conditions. An operational impact analysis system for high level nuclear waste transport in the State of Nevada is predicated upon development and implementation of a system in which a multitude of transport policy alternatives involving high level nuclear waste shipments can be represented and analyzed. Conceptually, this involves the collection of data and the design of system inputs which can accurately characterize the policy under consideration, and the application of models that can forecast the impacts which would be expected under such policy implementation. In this fashion, issues related to high level nuclear waste transportation can be examined and the resulting consequences understood.

Subject Headings: Route preferences | Radioactive wastes | Risk management | System analysis | Model accuracy | Computer software | Information systems | Data collection | Nevada | United States

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