A recent 132 hour test of second-generation neutron generator prototype in Wisconsin demonstrates the device is “more than capable” of reliably driving Shine’s medical isotope production. The facility will domestically produce medical isotope Mo-99 with low-enriched uranium instead of high-enriched uranium, a positive step for nuclear security.
ICYMI: JASONS LEU Fuel Report Declassified
The Federation of the American Scientists posted the recently declassified JASONS report Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) for Potential Naval Nuclear Propulsion Application and highlight a new LEU fuel concept that has higher uranium loading to limit the increase in reactor size that would otherwise result from a change from HEU to LEU.” This addresses a major […]
In the News: New Medical Isotope Facility Breaks Ground in Wisconsin
SHINE Medical Technologies broke ground on a new facility in Wisconsin that will be ultimately contribute to the company’s accelerator-based medical isotope production systems. SHINE will ultimately produce over one-third of global demand for the life-saving medical isotope, molybdenum-99.
In the News: UK and U.S. HEU Removal
The United States and United Kingdom completed the largest removal of HEU to the US in National Nuclear Security Administration history — nearly 700-kilogram of HEU were removed. Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty commended effort: “This joint effort highlights our strong cooperation and mutual nonproliferation goals.”
In the News: US- China Nuclear Security Cooperation in Nigeria
U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and China worked together to remove highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Nigeria in 2018. This collaboration effectively reduces the risk of nuclear terrorism. The article highlights how “Across the globe, the IAEA and its partners have worked to swap out weapons-grade material with lightly enriched uranium, or LEU, which is enriched […]