The Hazardous Materials Response Unit (HMRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requires packages for transporting evidence consisting of or contaminated with hazardous materials. The packages must be lightweight, have a large internal capacity, provide leak-tight containment and be capable of containing chemical, biological or nuclear hazardous materials. This paper details the development of a new package with a thin wall aluminum containment vessel, a non-bolted ring-locking type closure and a modular overpack for impact and thermal protection.

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