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2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...

2010-03-01 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Mar. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has formally accepted for review the Company's license application for its depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The NRC letter stated "We have received [the INIS] application, including an Environmental Report and an Integrated Safety Analysis Summary, dated December 30, 2009, to possess and...

2010-02-08 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has retained Creative Options Communications to provide support and orchestrate its investor and public relation programs. Steve T. Laflin, President and CEO of International Isotopes, Inc said, "I believe now is the prudent time to begin an aggressive awareness campaign with an experienced investor and public relations firm such as Creative Options Communications. We...

2009-10-26 11:33:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has entered into an Agreement with the State of New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) that establishes mutually agreed upon license limits for INIS's planned uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The completion of this Agreement is an important step towards licensing and constructing a uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-13 07:40:00

Parkinson's Disease, Two Other Illnesses Recognized WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to as Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent decision are B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell...

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2009-07-25 08:25:00

A report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War can be linked to an increased chance of developing heart problems and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The study, sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Department, indicated that there was a greater connection between the chemicals used and health risks to Vietnam veterans than was previously thought. Agent Orange got its name from the color of...

2009-05-29 09:12:00

**MEDIA ALERT** WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange-Dioxin will hold a press briefing to discuss the seminar hosted by the Dialogue Group entitled, "The United States and Vietnam: Addressing War Legacy Issues Together." The Dialogue Group will also discuss their upcoming testimony at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. The hearing...

2009-05-19 09:55:00

Revenue Increase 30% to $ 1.6 Million - Continued Increases In Nearly All Business Segments IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2009. Revenue for the three-month period ended March 31, 2009, were $1,699,670 as compared to $1,307,938 for the same period in 2008, an increase of $391,732, or 30%. The increase in total revenue for the three-month period...

2009-03-31 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces its selection of a site in Lea County, New Mexico, for the construction of International Isotopes' depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The site location is approximately 15 miles west of Hobbs, NM. INIS announced it's plans to construct the de-conversion facility in 2008 and has since been working on site selection, plant design, and...