In the UK I think you will find the nuclear rail flasks are used primarily for the submarine/missile waste.
Note also that the UK rail traffic is a flask wagon and security van only. It may therefore be worthwhile manufacturing one or two nuclear flask rail wagons to move the 40 odd years of waste from Lucas Heights to the NT, whilst the majority of medical waste goes by road.
The bloke down the pub disagrees.......
DRS operates all nuclear flask
trains in Britain which, until the late 1990s, were previously operated by EWS
(and British Rail before it). Destinations served include the UK nuclear power stations
, Valley (for Wylfa)
, Bridgwater (for Hinkley Point)
, Berkeley (for Oldbury)
The company formerly operated trains to the railhead at Southminster
for fuel from Bradwell nuclear power station
, however this installation is now in the process of being decommissioned.
There are also occasional trains from Ramsden Dock at Barrow-in-Furness
to the processing plant at Sellafield
, carrying nuclear waste from nuclear power stations in Japan
and the Netherlands
for treatment. DRS also have a contract to supply the Royal Navy
's Devonport Dockyard
with fuel for Britain's nuclear submarine fleet. These trains only run as required. There is also a train from Hull to Sellafield which reprocesses Russian spent fuel.
Low-level nuclear waste is carried by rail in containers from Sellafield to the Low Level Waste Repository
, several miles down the Cumbrian Coast.
There are plans to start running trains between Sellafield and Georgemas Junction
in 2012, returning spent fuel from Dounreay
I don't think they use security vans either these dayshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/29485695@N02/8000776876/