Casks for nuclear isotopes ordered

Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

WESTMINSTER, Mass., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Casks for transporting nuclear isotopes are to be produced and supplied to Alpha Omega Services by TechPrecision Corp. of Massachusetts.

Under the $1.5 million order, the casks -- recently approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- will be delivered this year.

"We are very pleased to receive this order for the advanced isotope transport casks and thank Alpha Omega Services for their continued business with our Ranor division," said TechPrecision Chief Executive Officer James Molinaro.

"These isotope transport casks provide safe transport of isotopes and were approved by the NRC in February of 2012. Our Ranor division received its certification from the NRC in March of 2012, which speaks to our quality manufacturing capabilities for large-scale, manufacturing engineering, precision machining, fabrication and assembly/test processes."

Added Alpha Omega Services President Troy Hedger: "We at Alpha Omega Services are very excited to have received approval from the NRC for our unique isotope cask design. Our partnership with TechPrecision and the Ranor division's timely certification enables us to quickly deliver a quality product to serve this critical market.

"We expect continued demand for our casks for the foreseeable future due to the unique design of the casks to support multiple sizes and wet or dry loadable payloads."

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