International Isotopes closes AOS contract

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Radioisotope developer International Isotopes said it has entered into an agreement with Alpha Omega Services (AOS) of Bellflower, Calif., to be its exclusive worldwide distributor for a new family of Type B(U) radioactive material transportation containers.

AOS has been working on the development and licensing of these containers, as well as working with the Idaho Falls, Idaho-based International Isotopes on the distributor agreement, for about two years, the company said

Thee AOS containers will be the newest Type B(U) package designed in the United States and will meet all of the most current International Atomic Energy Agency regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material.

The containers are intended to replace dozens of models of radioactive material containers currently used by U.S. government and commercial interests that will no longer be approved for use in the U.S. after October 1, 2008, according to International Isotopes.