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Conceptual Design Of The Modular Transuranic Shipping Cask Mts-54, Vojislav Banjac Dec 1992

Conceptual Design Of The Modular Transuranic Shipping Cask Mts-54, Vojislav Banjac

Nuclear Engineering ETDs

The storage, transportation, and disposal of radioactive waste has become a problem of immense proportions in the United States. This Thesis focuses on the transportation of defense transuranic (TRU) waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The objective of the cask conceptual design was based on the following:

  • Taking into account the latest available data on TRU waste drum mass, investigate the possibility of increased drum capacity per shipment over the current design;
  • Present a new TRU cask design with increased drum capacity and the potential for transporting both Contact-handled (CH and Remote-handled (RH ...