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Reactors back online, expected to alleviate shortage of Mo-99

David T. DrummondPosted by David T. Drummond ⎜ Nov 20, 2018 ⎜ Industry

The worldwide supply of molybdenum-99 is expected to stabilize over the next several weeks as the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands and the Open Pool Australian Lightwater nuclear reactor have resumed operations and are expected to reach normal Mo-99 production this week. Meanwhile, NTP Radioisotopes’ South Africa-based Pelindaba Nuclear Plant, which has finished functionality tests, is awaiting approval from the country’s National Nuclear Regulator to begin Mo-99 production runs.

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