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Packaging Systems and Logistics


The Nuclear Materials Packaging, Transportation, and Systems Analysis Group researches and develops engineering solutions for the long-term disposition of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste and also for concerns related to radioactive material packages during transport, storage, and disposal. ​Group members’ expertise includes resolving management problems at the waste package level, examining transportation infrastructure, developing standards and transportation methods, exploring de-inventory options and inventory tracking, evaluating proposed consolidation activities, simulating actual package characteristics, supporting evaluations and testing for security and safeguards, and performing package regulatory testing, modeling, and simulation.

Vision: Develop world-class engineering solutions, design, and testing needed to address the long-term disposition of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste and create solutions for concerns related to storage, transportation, and disposal of radioactive material packages. 

Mission: Evaluate and characterize management logistics at the waste package level and address issues related to packaging, testing, transportation, and handling of waste forms in the package.