Uranium RadioActive Material Transportation TimeLine Logistic

photo courtesy of Cameco Corp

Every year there are 20 million shipments of radioactive material by road, rail and sea. All of the transport regulations are designed to protect the public and the environment. In the past 40 years there hasn't been an incident where a container of radioactive material was breached or leaked.  The packaging of the material is expressly designed for the safety of those transporting it and the general public. The containers are constructed to retain their integrity in the event of an accident, and they are tested to withstand fire, impact, wetting, pressure, heat, and cold. Because less nuclear material is required to generate the same amount of electricity compared to fossil fuesl power generation, the risks and environmental impacts associated with transporting are greatly reduced as there just isn't as much of it being transported.

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