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The Technetium-99 Problem


2 April, 2012 | nuclear medicine

From 2009 to 2010, the world experienced a severe, worldwide shortage of the radioisotope technetium-99 (tech99) when the Chalk River Plant in Ontario, Canada shut down for more than a year due to water leaks. The Canadian plant, along with one in Petten, Netherlands, is responsible for two thirds of the world supply of the [...]