Accession Number : ADA311585

Title :   Nuclear Shipping and Storage Containers with Depleted Uranium (DU) Shielding Department of Transportation (DOT) Certification Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, William R.

PDF Url : ADA311585

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by Industrial Operations Command (IOC), AMSIO-SMA-N, to conduct Department of Transportation (DOT) tests on nuclear hazardous waste containers containing concrete and 30mm DU rounds for shielding. Two series of tests were conducted due to fluctuations in radiation levels experienced during the first series of tests. During the second series of tests no fluctuations in radiation were noted with only minor problems experienced with pressure leakage around the base of two of three containers. Except for the leakage noted above, no other problems were experienced with all containers meeting the other requirements for DOT shipping and storage containers. This report contains results of the tests conducted.

Descriptors :   *SHIELDING, *CONTAINERS, *STORAGE, *DEPLETED URANIUM, *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *NUCLEAR PROPERTIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, RADIATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, CONCRETE, PRESSURE, AMMUNITION, RADIOACTIVE WASTES, HAZARDOUS WASTES, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE