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MHF Logistical Solutions moves first radioactive waste-carrying container via rail

Last week, MHF Logistical Solutions Inc. announced it completed the first rail move of its new container transport system designed for low-level radioactive waste.

The company moved several top-loading, lead-lined containers filled with low-level radioactive water treatment filter media on an MHF-owned and operated articulated rail car from a North Carolina nuclear power plant to a Utah disposal site. The company plans to continue moving the containers via rail as part of a multi-year project.

The Shielded Multi-Use Type-A Containers are designed to be loaded onto rail cars or trucks, and be transloaded from truck to rail as part of an intermodal move. Nuclear facilities can load and unload the containers using existing equipment.

"Not all nuclear facilities are linked by rail, but with the new container's ability to be used as part of an intermodal strategy, we can still bring the significant cost advantages and safety enhancements of rail to those shippers," said Gene Gleason, MHF vice president of sales and marketing, in a prepared statement.

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