Experience in the Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel

  • J. E. Middleton
  • S. Blackburn


Unique experience has been gained by three Companies, BNFL, PNTL and NTL, through the transport of 8500 tonnes of Magnox and Oxide spent fuel over the past 20 years. These transports have taken place from the reactor sites in eight European countries and Japan to the reprocessing plants at Sellafield and La Hague.


International Atomic Energy Agency Fuel Element Fuel Assembly Spend Fuel Spend Nuclear Fuel 
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  1. Spink, H.E., (1988). ‘Design of a Special Ship for Spent Fuel Transport’. Conference on Transportation for the Nuclear Industry, Stratford-upon-Avon. May 1988 in these proceedings.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Middleton
    • 1
  • S. Blackburn
    • 2
  1. 1.British Nuclear Fuels plc & Pacific Nuclear Transport LimitedRisley, Warrington, CheshireUK
  2. 2.Nuclear Transport LimitedRisley, Warrington, CheshireUK

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