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Darlington ready to produce medical radioisotope

Darlington ready to produce medical radioisotope

Ontario Power Generation's nuclear power plant is set to produce molybdenum-99 after Laurentis Energy Partners and BWXT Medical Ltd completed the installation and initial commissioning of an innovative isotope system.

Regulation & Safety 02 February 2023


Construction starts for Russian medical isotopes plant 

Construction starts for Russian medical isotopes plant 

The aim is to have production lines operating at the plant in Obninsk by 2025, supplying products for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including a wide range of cancers. Rosatom says it will ensure Russia's sovereignty in the production of radiopharmaceuticals.

New Nuclear 24 January 2023


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Welsh plan for new nuclear medicine laboratory

Welsh plan for new nuclear medicine laboratory

The Welsh government is funding a technical feasibility study and outline business plan to secure future supplies of medical isotopes by developing an Advanced Radioisotope Technology for Health Utility Reactor, known as Project ARTHUR.

New Nuclear 10 January 2023


NNL to develop americium-powered space batteries

NNL to develop americium-powered space batteries

The UK Space Agency and the National Nuclear Laboratory are to collaborate on the world's first space battery powered by americium-241. The isotope will be extracted from used nuclear fuel stored at the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

New Nuclear 12 December 2022


First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

The UK's First Light Fusion plans to build a 60 MW pilot power plant based on its unique projectile fusion technology to prove the integrated engineering for electricity generation and the production of tritium. It has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to design a system for extracting tritium from the reactor.

New Nuclear 30 November 2022


Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes' facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been built with financial and technical support from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. It will produce molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium.

Corporate 30 November 2022


Bruce 7 starts producing innovative therapeutic isotope

Bruce 7 starts producing innovative therapeutic isotope

The commercial production of lutetium-177 has begun using a new isotope production system that was installed in unit 7 of the Bruce plant in Ontario, Canada, during a planned maintenance outage earlier this year.

Regulation & Safety 26 October 2022


New IAEA peer review for management of disused sources

New IAEA peer review for management of disused sources

A new peer review service has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to support countries faced with limited resources and capacities for the management of disused sealed radioactive sources.

Waste & Recycling 04 October 2022


Nuclear research and technology centre in Bolivia into pilot operation

Nuclear research and technology centre in Bolivia into pilot operation

The Cyclotron Radiopharmacy Preclinical Complex and the Multipurpose Irradiation Centre at the Centre for Research and Development in Nuclear Technology in Bolivia, have been put into trial operation.

New Nuclear 09 August 2022


New centre provides nuclear medicine to Jamaican public

New centre provides nuclear medicine to Jamaican public

Jamaica has opened its first public nuclear medicine centre with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Rays of Hope initiative. The centre, at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston, will provide diagnosis and treatment for cancer and other diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

Regulation & Safety 05 July 2022