Accession Number:

AD0606056

Title:

AIR TRANSPORTABILITY OF REACTOR AND RADIOISOTOPE MATERIALS,

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

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Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

256.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE