Research and analysis

Survey of the transport of radioactive material by road and rail

This report (PHE-CRCE-035) assesses the radiological impact of the normal transport of radioactive material by road and rail.

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Survey into the radiological impact of the normal transport of radioactive material in the UK by road and rail

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Details

The main objectives of this study were to:

  • gather and analyse information on the types of radioactive materials transported by road and rail
  • to assess the radiation exposure of transport workers and members of the public from the normal transport of radioactive material by road and rail

The scope covered all types of radioactive material categorised as Class 7 transported, including radioactive materials for medical and industrial use as well as materials associated with the civil nuclear fuel cycle and the transport of radioactive waste products.

The study considers separately the three main sectors that transport radioactive material (Class 7) in the UK:

  • civil nuclear industry
  • radiopharmaceutical industry
  • general industry and research
Published 28 March 2017