Regulation and guidelines for uranium transport safety
Uranium oxide has been transported safely by road and rail in Australia for decades.
Here are guidelines and information for transport and shipping of uranium, based on the International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines.
The AUA and its Member companies in Western Australia have produced guidelines for emergency response in transporting uranium in that State. The principles are also applicable in other jurisdictions. The document can be downloaded below.
As well, the Uranium Council has produced a comprehensive safety guide to the transport of uranium by road, rail and ship. This guide has full information concerning the properties of uranium oxide; its packaging; stowage on a vessel; management in a transport incident, etc. One chapter is the full safety data sheet for drummed UOC as uranium oxide. This guide is available for download below.