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Cask testing video (nuclear fuel transport vessels)

Cask testing video (nuclear fuel transport vessels)

  • Posted on: 5 August 2008
  • By: therese

Last night at the MITR tour, Tyler explained a few procedures for testing the casks that transport nuclear fuel to reactor sites, etc. They are made of lead and steel and are so heavy that they can only be handled by cranes. Testing may be done by burning the cask in jet fuel, dropping it from hundreds of feet onto a pointed surface or flying planes into them! This clip is of one such test.


Great video!