Reports to Congress

Use of Dedicated Trains for Transportation of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel

  • 03
  • Mar
  • 2005
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: radioactive waste rail transportation
ABSTRACT: Commonly referred to as the “Dedicated Train Study.” The Secretary, in consultation with the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, potentially affected States and Indian tribes, representatives of the railroad transportation industry and shippers of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, shall undertake a study comparing the safety of using trains operated exclusively for transporting high level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel (hereinafter in this section referred to as dedicated trains') with the safety of using other methods of rail transportation for such purposes. The Secretary shall report the results of the study to Congress not later than one year after the date of enactment of this section.

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