Shipping Flasks in Severe Rail Accidents

  • Marvin Resnikoff


The Council on Economic Priorities (CEP) is an independent research organisation in the US. We have recently issued a report (The Next Nuclear Gamble) on the transport and storage of irradiated fuel which concludes that, whilst no transport accident leading to a major release of radioactivity has occurred in the US, the transport of irradiated fuel as currently practised in the US is unsafe. We do not think the flask (or ‘cask’ in the US) design is sufficient to withstand realistic highway and rail accidents.


Fuel Assembly Irradiate Fuel International Trade Commission Puncture Test Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 
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