Yes, of course… in super slo-mo. Today’s Nuclear Matinee features videos of a recent test conducted to simulate an aircraft crash on a HI-STAR 180 spent nuclear fuel transport cask, a product of Holtec International that is completing rigorous certification for the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate.
This will be one tough, and well-sealed, cask. The missile strike from the US Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds launcher was at over 600 miles per hour – and resulted in no breach of containment integrity on the test scaled model:
The results in super slow-motion:
“The post-impact inspection of the cask showed that it weathered the impact with large performance margins confirming our dynamicists’ predictions…” see this Holtec Highlights release for all the details.