Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group in the Netherlands said it is pushing back the restart of its High Flux Reactor following the detection of a problem in the reactor's cooling water system. NRG did not give a date for a possible resumption of operations, but said "all efforts are being made to maintain continuity in the production of medical isotopes in an optimal way." NRG said it may be able to give an update by the middle of the month. In other news, Covidien unit Mallinckrodt said it will still be able to meet the demand for isotopes in the following weeks.
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