According to FMWG Chair Miles Pomper and Ferenc DV from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) voluntary Cesium Irradiator Replacement Project “has replaced 50 CsCl blood irradiation devices as of March 2019” and has commitments for 79 more replacements over the next several years. The program’s continued growth […]
House Appropriations National Nuclear Security Administration budget allocates almost $160 million for Nuclear Smuggling Detection & Deterrence in 2020: around 10% more than the $140 million recommended by the White House. It remains to be seen which numbers will make it into the final National Defense Authorization Act in the coming weeks.
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.
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.”
A 16 year-old Japanese student refined uranium at home and sold it online. While it is believed to have been done out of scientific curiosity, this sparks nuclear security concerns over access to this dangerous material.