TITLE

Canada's nuclear fallout

AUTHOR(S)
Collier, Roger
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/26/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 5, p536
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
29440017

 

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