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Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors
Nuclear Science and Engineering Division at Argonne
U.S. Department of Energy

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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
1999 International RERTR Meeting

TRANSPORTATION CYCLE (Front end and back end)

Catherine Anne / Jérôme Galtier
 9 rue Christophe Colomb


For 35 years TRANSNUCLEAIRE has been involved in all types of transportation for research reactors (front end and back end) and laboratories:

  • Fresh uranium (LEU and HEU)
  • Fresh MTR elements
  • Irradiated MTR and Triga elements
  • Sources, samples, fuels rods,...

For the front end of Research reactors and Laboratories, each year we perform an average of 10 transportations of fresh uranium representing approximatively 1 ton of material, and an average of 30 transportations of fresh MTR fuel representing about 300 / 400 elements.

For the back end, we are carrying out for shipments for research reactors to the USA, COGEMA La Hague reprocessing plant and between CEA sites (French Atomic Energy Commission). For example around 35 loaded casks will be transported over 1999.

In the present document, a shipment of low enriched uranium to be transferred from UK Atomic Energy Agency Dounreay to CERCA Romans Plant (France) and the specific operations involved will be presented.

We will also update the status of our licensed new cask TN-MTR which will be used for the transportation of irradiated MTR fuel elements this year.

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Catherine Anne
9-11 Rue Christophe Columb
75009 Paris, France
Phone:  33-140-63-7760
Fax:      33-140-69-7881
E-mail:  [email protected]

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