The NTSF hosts periodic informational webinars for NTSF members and attendees on topics related to radioactive materials transport and US Department of Energy programs. Below you can find registration links for upcoming webinars, along with recordings and presentation slide decks for past webinars.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 NTSF Annual Meetings were converted to summer webinar series.
October 19, 2022 - DOE Order 460.2B
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Packaging and Transportation (DOE-OPT) led a presentation and discussion on DOE Order 460.2B, Departmental Materials Transportation Management. The revised Order was published in June 2022 and includes important clarifications on topics including advance shipment notifications, public engagement, emergency response, and shipment security.
July 8, 2021 - Nuclear Power Plant Site Evaluations Overview and Status Report
June 29, 2021 - Day in the Life of a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Shipment
Ride along with this National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) webinar that took participants through the life of a shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste from Idaho National Lab to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. Follow the TRU waste from characterization to packaging, from loading to inspection, all the way down the winding western roads until it is received and emplaced at WIPP.
June 17, 2021 - Vermont Yankee RadWaste Canister (RWC) Shipment Campaign Update
A speaker discussed the radiological decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Station. More specifically, the presentation provided the current status of the shipment campaign and lessons learned in regard to waste packaging, transportation, disposal and other associated issues.
June 2, 2021 - Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP)
The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) (also known as Naval Reactors) provided an overview of the Navy's spent nuclear fuel (SNF) shipments, including its shipment practices and accident exercises. Naval Reactors representatives also shared their recent experience with heavy-haul shipments of SNF in support of refueling the program's land-based prototype reactor in West Milton, NY.
May 18, 2021 - International Nuclear Material Shipment Coordination - Perspective on Campaigns from Canada to the Savannah River Site
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA) led a discussion of various shipments including the successful completion of the National Research Universal and National Research Experimental (NRU/NRX) reactors Spent Fuel Campaign. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited shared their experiences working on transports to the U.S. and compared them to how operations are handled within Canada.
March 24, 2021 - Type B Packaging Certification Requirements
Type B packages are those used to transport materials with high levels of radioactivity, such as spent fuel from nuclear power plants. We've all heard that these packages are "robust," but what does this mean from a regulatory and practical standpoint, and how does a new Type B package design get approved? During this NTSF webinar, participants heard from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Energy (DOE) on the regulatory and testing requirements that go into determining whether a Type B package design will be approved.