|Topic:||Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
Committee on Medical Isotope Production without Highly Enriched Uranium
Friday, January 9, 2009
370 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
2108 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium
Requested by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PL 109-58), this new report examines the feasibility of procuring supplies of medical isotopes from commercial sources that do not use highly enriched uranium and explores the progress being made to eliminate all use of highly enriched uranium in reactor fuel, reactor targets, and medical isotope production facilities.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 14, 2009 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.