Packaging and transport of radioactive material in the nuclear fuel cycle
R.B. Pope, Consultant, USA
This chapter addresses both the packaging and the transport of the key radioactive materials associated with the fuel cycle. It focuses on the safety principles associated with these transport activities, the regulations that result from the worldwide application of these safety principles, and the security requirements and guidance that are also applied to these shipments. It then summarizes transport packaging and operational experience associated with the various elements of the fuel cycle, and discusses current technologies and future trends.