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Each day thousands of shipments of radioactive materials are transported around the world.
With nuclear power accounting for approximately 14% of global electricity, it is imperative that radioactive materials are transported safely and efficiently to sustain this vital source of affordable, clean, and carbon-free energy. The fuel cycle is divided into two main operations: front end and back end.
This fact sheet provides an overview of both operations, while detailed information on the respective operations can be found in the WNTI Fact Sheet: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Transport – Front End Materials and WNTI Fact Sheet: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Transport – Back End Materials.
We extend our gratitude to the WNTI Working Group members for their invaluable contributions to this publication.