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Radioactive Material Transportation:
Transportation Safety Based on Packaging Design and Function
- Contain Material
- Control Radiation Levels
- Prevent Criticality
- Dissipate Excess Heat
Types: Excepted Packaging
Materials with extremely low levels of radioactivity.
Used for Low Specific Activity shipments (LSA) or Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO).
Type A Packaging
Designed to withstand normal transport and minor mishap conditions.
Type B Packaging
Designed to withstand normal transport and severe accident conditions.