Significance of Campaigned Spent Fuel Shipments

by J. W. Doman, WESTON/Rogers & Associates, Washington, United States,
T. E. Tehan, WESTON/Rogers & Associates, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


Operational experience associated with spent fuel or irradiated hardware shipments to or from the General Electric Morris Facility is presented. The following specific areas are addressed: problems and difficulties associated with meeting security and safeguard requirements of 10 CFR Part 73; problems associated with routing via railroad; problems associated with scheduling and impact on affected parties when a shipment is delayed or cancelled; and impact on training when shipments spread over many years. The lessons learned from these experiences indicate that spent fuel shipments are best conducted in dedicated 'campaigns' that concentrates as much consecutive shipping activity as possible into one continuous time frame.

Subject Headings: Fuels | Freight transportation | Rail transportation | Nuclear power | Radiation | Safety | Radioactive wastes

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