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Medical isotopes to flow again from Canadian reactor

The world’s leading supplier of medical isotopes is back in business. In a statement released 7 July, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has approved the restart of the National Research Universeral Reactor (NRU) at Chalk River, Ontario. Until it shut down last year, the facility produced more than half of the isotopes needed around the globe for medical applications, including molybdenum-99, which is crucial for diagnostic imaging of the heart, lungs, brain, liver and bone marrow. 


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