International Isotopes Inc. Depleted Uranium Project Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing Remains on Course
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS), announces the NRC has commenced the public notification and comment period on the draft EIS for the Company’s planned depleted uranium de-conversion facility. As a part of the public comment period process, the NRC plans a public meeting in Hobbs, New Mexico on February 2, 2012. In addition to the public meeting, comments on the project and the draft EIS will be taken until February 27, 2012.
The application and information about the NRC license review process are available on the NRC website at http://www.nrc.gov/materials/fuel-cycle-fac/inisfacility.html. The Draft EIS is available in the NRC’s ADAMS online database by entering Accession Number ML12001A000 in the Content Search box.
The NRC will accept written comments on the Draft EIS through Feb. 27. Comments may be submitted online at http://www.regulations.gov using Docket ID NRC-2010-0143, or mailed to Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch (RADB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001. Include Docket ID NRC-2010-0143 in the subject line. You may also fax your comments to RADB at (301) 492-3446; include Docket ID NRC-2010-0143 in the subject line.
Steve T. Laflin, Company President and CEO, stated, “The publication of the draft EIS and start of this final public comment period is another major milestone in our progress towards licensing this facility. This has been a multi-year process and I credit the hard work of our licensing team and the NRC staff with helping to keep the licensing process on track. The NRC currently anticipates completion of this licensing process and issuing the license for the facility in mid to late summer of 2012. In the next few months, the exact timing of the NRC license issuance will become much clearer and allow the Company to complete financing and start construction on this important project.”
About International Isotopes Inc.
International Isotopes Inc. manufactures a full range of nuclear medicine calibration and reference standards, high purity fluoride gases, and a variety of cobalt-60 products such as teletherapy sources. The Company also provides a wide selection of radioisotopes and radiochemicals for medical devices, calibration, clinical research, life sciences, and industrial applications and provides a host of analytical, measurement, recycling, and processing services on a contract basis to clients. The Company is in the licensing and design phase of its planned environmentally friendly, green technology, uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility located near Hobbs, New Mexico.
International Isotopes Inc. Safe Harbor Statement
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