Comparative Analyses of Spent Nuclear Fuel Transport Modal Options

by P. L. Hofmann, Battelle, United States,
L. A. Brentlinger, Battelle, United States,
R. W. Peterson, Battelle, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The movement of nuclear waste can be accomplished by various transport modal options involving different types of vehicles, transport casks, transport routes, and intermediate intermodal transfer facilities. A series of systems studies are required to evaluate modal/intermodal spent fuel transportation options in a consistent fashion. This paper provides total life-cycle cost and life-cycle dose estimates for a series of transport modal options under existing site constraints.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Comparative studies | Modal analysis | Nuclear power | Radioactive wastes | Vehicles | Routing (transportation) | Transportation studies

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