Australian news, and some related international items

Australia could set up a network of cyclotrons to produce medical isotopes

Steve Dale Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, 8 Sept 18

I  think it is time for politicians to start demanding a look at a network of Cyclotrons for producing our isotopes – not only for reliability but to stop the production of unnecessary nuclear waste.

“Nuclear medicine crisis drags on despite ‘fix’” – Australian, 7 Sept 2018
“Australia’s supply of nuclear medicine generators needed for crucial diagnostic tests remains disrupted almost three months after a conveyor belt breakdown.” … “Amid doubts over the ability of ANSTO to satisfy demand, nuclear medicine expert Geoff Currie last night hit out at the “unexpectedly lengthy crisis” that appeared likely to continue into next month. ……”

(Note: Geoff Currie in his twitter feed strongly advocates for nuclear power, denigrates renewables and often retweets Shellenberger and Heard. I think Australia needs to find nuclear medicine experts willing to learn from Canada’s amazing progress in Cyclotron research.)

September 8, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, health

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