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Predictions regarding the supply of 99Mo and 99mTc when NRU ceases production in 2018

@article{Ross2015PredictionsRT,
  title={Predictions regarding the supply of 99Mo and 99mTc when NRU ceases production in 2018},
  author={C. K. Ross and William T. Diamond},
  journal={arXiv: Medical Physics},
  year={2015}
}
The NRU reactor in Chalk River had been scheduled to stop producing medical isotopes by the end of 2016 but the Government of Canada recently announced that it will remain available to support isotope production until its operating license expires on 31 March, 2018. NRU has the capability of producing up to 80 % of the world's requirements for 99Mo but is presently producing less than 20 %. There are a number of initiatives underway, both within Canada and around the world, to find alternative… Expand

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