Public Information Circular For Shipments of Irradiated Reactor Fuel (NUREG-0725, Revision 15)
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Manuscript Completed: January 2010
Date Published: May 2010
A.G. Garrett, S.L. Garrett, and R.G. Ostler
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
K. Jamgochian, NRC Project Manager
NRC Job Code N4104
Office of Nuclear Security and .Incident Response
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
This report provides information on the shipment of irradiated reactor fuel (spent fuel) subject to regulation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It briefly describes spent fuel shipment safety and safeguards requirements of general interest, summarizes data for highway and railway shipments from 1979 - 2007, and lists, by State, recent highway and railway shipment routes. This circular does not include Department of Defense and Department of Energy spent fuel shipments.
The enclosed route information reflects specific NRC approvals that the agency has granted in response to requests for shipments of spent fuel. This publication does not constitute authority for carriers or other persons to use the routes to ship spent fuel, other categories of nuclear waste, or other materials.