US output of critical medical isotope to begin this year

Kramer, David
January 2014
Physics Today;Jan2014, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
The article reports on the $10.9 million grant awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) to the separation and purification technology provider Northstar Medical Radioisotopes LLC to produce molybdenum-99 in the U.S. The company will use the remaining HEU-fueled nuclear reactor in producing the project. The grant was intended to eliminate the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in producing medical radioisotope in the country.


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