The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is laying the groundwork for implementing an integrated nuclear waste management system. This includes preparing for future large-scale transport of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) since transport will be a necessary component of an integrated waste management system. A significant destination-independent component of this integrated system is a rail transport capability for SNF and HLW. These three presentations provide an overview of the current DOE-NE effort related to designing and fabricating prototype railcars. The presentations were given in January 2017 at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, the 32nd INMM Spent Fuel Management Seminar, and the Association of American Railroads HazMat Committee Meeting.

Patrick Schwab
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January, 2017
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