The design and performance standards for packages used for the transport of radioactive material, including nuclear fuel cycle material, are defined in the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, in order to ensure safety under both normal, and even accident conditions of transport for the more highly radioactive materials.
The IAEA has published and periodically reviewed and updated the Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material. These Regulations are used today by a majority of countries as the basis for their national regulations.
This study makes an assessment of the likely doses to various types of worker in nuclear fuel cycle transport operations and also to members of the public based mainly on the extensive experience of actual operations.
The provisions of fissile exception have been in the IAEA Transport Regulations since the first edition in 1961. A major change has been made to the requirements for fissile-exceptions in the latest edition of the IAEA transport regulations (SSR-6). This publication provides the view of the WNTI Members on these requirements.