Irradiator replacement program

The Radiological Security Office (RSO) that belongs to the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy of the United States (DOE), works with users who use irradiators based on cesium-137 or cobalt 60, who are interested in changing their irradiator for viable non-radio-isotopic versions. 

The Irradiator Replacement Program for cesium 137 and cobalt 60 offers qualified users who are interested in this change, financial incentives for the acquisition of new non-radio-isotopic equipment, as well as for the removal and management of the current Cesium equipment.  

The project was launched in 2014 and is supported by the commitment of the United States to facilitate the replacement of 34 cesium-127 or cobalt-60 irradiators, for viable non-radio isotopic option during 2021. 

Users who qualify will receive:

  • Removal and management of their cesium-137 or cobalt-60 irradiator. Saving the user between $100 and $120 thousand dollars per irradiator. 
  • A limited financial incentive (up to 50% of the price) to be used in the acquisition of a new non-radio-isotopic irradiator*.

If you are interested in being considered for this program please fill out the form and we will contact you briefly.  

*The payment will be disbursed when the cesium irradiator is removed and the new non-radio-isotopic irradiator has been installed. Training and guarantee, maintenance, and replacements costs will be the responsibility of the user.