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Canadian N-Reactor Leaks, Medical Isotopes Output Hit

A 52-year-old Canadian nuclear facility, producer of medical isotopes leaked radioactive water during a power outage, federal regulators said. The incident was reported recently by

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Belgian approval to restart isotope production

Belgium’s nuclear regulator has given the go-ahead for the production of medical isotopes at the Institute of Radioelements (IRE) at Fleurus. The facility, which manufactures a range of isotopes by processing ‘targets’ exposed to radiation in research reactors, had been out of action since an unexpected release of iodine-131 in August. This extended outage had added to other problems to ...

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