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Title: Feasibility study of medical isotope production at Sandia National Laboratories

In late 1994, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (SNL/NM), was instructed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Isotope Production and Distribution Program (IPDP) to examine the feasibility of producing medically useful radioisotopes using the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) and the Hot Cell Facility (HCF). Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) would be expected to supply the targets to be irradiated in the ACRR. The intent of DOE would be to provide a capability to satisfy the North American health care system demand for {sup 99}Mo, the parent of {sup 99m}Tc, in the event of an interruption in the current Canadian supply. {sup 99m}Tc is used in 70 to 80% of all nuclear medicine procedures in the US. The goal of the SNL/NM study effort is to determine the physical plant capability, infrastructure, and staffing necessary to meet the North American need for {sup 99}Mo and to identify and examine all issues with potential for environmental impact.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Environmental Regulatory Assessment Dept. [and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
171305
Report Number(s):
SAND--95-2703
ON: DE96003830; TRN: 96:003744
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1995
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; ACPR REACTOR; MOLYBDENUM 99; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; TECHNETIUM 99; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; HOT CELLS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; COMPILED DATA