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Cesium Irradiator Replacement Project Fact Sheet

June 09, 2017

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Radiological Security (ORS) is working with domestic users of cesium-137 based irradiators who are interested in converting to viable non-radioisotopic alternatives. The Cesium Irradiator Replacement Project, offered by ORS, provides qualified sites who are interested in making the switch with a financial incentive towards the purchase price of a new non-radioisotopic device, as well as the removal and disposal of the cesium irradiator. The Project was launched in 2014, and is supported by the United States’ commitment to facilitate the replacement of 34 cesium-137 irradiators with non-radioisotopic alternatives by 2020

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