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Type A Packaging


Packaging that, together with its radioactive contents limited to A1 or A2 as appropriate, meets the requirements of 49 CFR 173.410 and 173.412 and is designed to retain the integrity of containment and shielding required by 49 CFR 173.403 under normal conditions of transport as demonstrated by the tests set for in 49 CFR 173.465 or 173.466. They are typically constructed of steel, wood, or fiberboard, and generally have an inner containment vessel made of glass, plastic, or metal surrounded with packing material made of polyethylene, rubber, or vermiculite. Examples of material typically shipped in Type A Packages include nuclear medicines (radiopharmaceuticals), radioactive waste, and radioactive sources used in industrial applications.

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