Lawmaker to introduce bill promoting LEU for isotope production

02/23/2009 | LexisNexis News

Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, is planning to introduce a bill that would encourage the migration from highly enriched uranium, which can be used to build bombs, to low-enriched uranium for producing medical isotopes. Industry groups expressed support for the proposal but some are concerned that the switch could affect supply and increase costs.

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