The Cask Train (image) DOE/Sandia National Laboratories Caption The shipping containers holding the casks of nuclear materials from the Aktau reactor were loaded onto special trains for a 1,860-mile journey across the Kazakh steppe to long-term storage pads in the Central Asian country's interior. Credit Image courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.