Canadian nuclear reactor resumes operations

08/17/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The National Research Universal reactor in Chalk River, Canada, has restarted and is expected to alleviate the shortage of the medical isotope molybdenum-99. SNM, however, warns that the Canadian government is likely to close the reactor for good in 2016. The society is calling for the passage of the American Medical Isotopes Production Act, which would allow for the domestic production of isotopes.

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