Reports to Congress

Railroad Carrier Employee Exposure to Radiation: Report to Congress

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 2010
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials, Industrial Hygiene
KEYWORDS: Radioactive Waste (HLRW); Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF)
ABSTRACT: This report was prepared by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) following the specific mandate of Congress to investigate occupational exposures to ionizing radiation of specific groups of employees during railroad transportation of high-level radioactive waste (HLRW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF). Commercial shipments of these types of materials are very rare since transportation to the Yucca Mountain Repository1 is not being conducted at this time.