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Radioactive materials are carried by road, rail, water, and air. There are strict regulations that originate from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which cover the packaging and transportation of radioactive materials.

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1998 DOE Radioactive Shipments in the United States
Out of the 3 million hazardous material shipments are made each year,
DOE accounts for less than 1% of all radioactive materials shipments and 75% of the total curies shipped in the United States
Ship 0
Train 308
Airplane 2,049
Truck 2,616
[U.S. DOE Transportation Activities Information for Fiscal Year 1998]

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