Canada's nuclear fallout

Collier, Roger
February 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/26/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 5, p536
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the controversy regarding the nuclear reactor in Chalk River in Ontario, Canada, which produces the raw materials for medical isotopes. It notes that the controversy has become an international embarrassment for Canada while some European isotope producers has refused to participate in the efforts to coordinate with the international isotope supply. On the other hand, it also reveals that the conflict between the U.S. and the company MDS Nordion is prompting calls for the creation of a domestic supplier which would get the company of its greatest customer. INSET: Securing Canada's isotope supply.


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