Nuclear Waste Packaging

Cost-effective pricing makes us a leader in the market.

Paragon is a leaderin in Nuclear Waste Packaging.  Established in 1942 and located in Grand Rapids, MI, Paragon D&E is proud to house the most adequate North America equipment. Providing full-service tooling and machining with engineering and build capabilities, our 170,000 sq. ft. facility has been equipped to package and customize Nuclear Waste Packages for customers over the last 10 years. 

We have turned to our innovative mindsets at a large facility, adding 2 more package models to complement the Model 9979-AF. A partnership with Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) engineering and quality teams has led to the package’s approval for shipments.

Our Containment Vessels

Model 9979

Nuclear Waste/Nuclear Fuel

  • Volume: 55 gal
  • Drum: 24”dia x 34.5” high
  • Gross Weight: 415 lbs.
  • Volume: 30 gal – 5,343
  • Mass: 200 lbs.
  • HEU Mass: Up to 350g
  • Plutonium LEU Mass: Up to 19.192 kg
  • Thorium Mass: Up to A1 limit
5000 +
Packages in the Field/Industry

Limited Available for immediate shipment.

Model 9981

Nuclear Waste/Nuclear Fuel

  • Volume: 55 gal
  • Drum: 24”dia x 34.5” high
  • Gross Weight: 650 lbs.
  • Volume: 15.375” dia x 18.25” high (~3,380
  • Mass: 365 lbs. 
  • LEU: 1.25%
  • U-235 Mass: Up to 348 lbs.
  • Trace quantities of plutonium, americium, neptunium

Model: Vital

Nuclear Waste/Nuclear Fuel

  • 65-gallon drum outer profile
  • Gross Weight: 459 lbs.
  • Volume: 3 Liters
  • Empty Weight: 307 lbs.
  • 3 Liter Payload Capacity
  • This package payload is primarily limited by volume, not weight. 
  • Lead Shielding: 140 lbs.
  • Ships liquid radioactive material. Specific content envelope must be evaluated by SRNL prior to authorization.
Innovation Driven Nuclear Waste Packaging


Paragon also provides Machining capabilities for large forging, parts and component in the nuclear energy world.