Accession Number : AD0606056

Title :   AIR TRANSPORTABILITY OF REACTOR AND RADIOISOTOPE MATERIALS,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Fox,James

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : A study was made to investigate the prime considerations involved in air transportation of nuclear reactor components, radioactive wastes, and radioisotope powergenerating units. The logistics, economics, and safety of supplying a remote military nuclear power plant by air and of transporting SNAP-type reactor and radioisotope auxiliary power units by USAF aircraft are explored in detail. It was determined that such air transport operations are feasible and reasonably safe if proper planning is accomplished in the design of equipment and in the definition of mission profiles and ground handling procedures. Container criteria and procedural standards for the transport of the different categories of materiel are recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, AIR TRANSPORTATION), (*REACTOR MATERIALS, AIR TRANSPORTATION), (*NUCLEAR REACTORS, AIR TRANSPORTATION), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, REACTOR MATERIALS), NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, LOGISTICS, ECONOMICS, REACTOR SYSTEM COMPONENTS, PACKAGING, HANDLING, RADIOACTIVITY, HAZARDS, SAFETY, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE