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Feds to begin negotiations with companies on domestic Mo-99 production

The National Nuclear Security Administration is set to start negotiations with NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, SHINE Medical Technologies, Niowave and Northwest Medical Isotopes, potentially providing each company as much as $15 million to facilitate domestic production of molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium. "This industry outreach helps to develop a reliable domestic supply of a vital medical isotope, reduce dependence on foreign imports, and bring new opportunity to the heartland," Energy Secretary Rick Perry said.

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