Development of Preliminary Nevada Transportation Accident Characteristics

by J. J. Tappen, Electric Corp, Las Vegas, United States,
A. Heitzman, Electric Corp, Las Vegas, United States,
C. V. Hill, Electric Corp, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Office (YMSCPO) has been given the responsibility for characterization of the potential repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and the analysis of repository-related impacts in the State of Nevada. In support of these responsibilities, the YMSCPO initiated a preliminary study to develop background information on the character of the transportation accidents occurring on the highways and raillines in the State of Nevada. The results of this preliminary study shows that while the transportation accidents in Nevada follow national trends, there are some distinct differences between Nevada and the rest of the Nation. This paper summarizes those results.

Subject Headings: Accidents | Transportation studies | Radioactive wastes | Site investigation | Rail transportation | Traffic safety | Highway transportation | Radioactive materials | Nevada | United States

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