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India's Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed a process to harvest medical-grade ruthenium-160, allowing the indigenous production of plaques of the material for use in eye cancer therapy. Ruthenium is a fission by-product of the nuclear reprocessing cycle.

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/India-produces-first-indigenous-eye-cancer-treatme

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's (ANSTO) medical isotope production facility announced in January that it had become the second in the world to install a high-resolution monitoring system to track emissions from its medical radioisotopes production facility under an initiative led by the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
 
ANSTO and PNNL said the detector system was installed in October at the medical isotope production facility at Lucas Heights. The first such system had been installed in a monitor stack at the Institute for Radioelements (IRE) at Fleurus in Belgium. Both IRE and ANSTO produce molybdenum-99 by irradiating uranium in a reactor. The process releases gaseous fission products including xenon isotopes. While representing no danger to the public, the isotopes resemble those produced by a nuclear explosion.

Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsansto-installs-emissions-monitoring-equipment-6970285

A report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on 8 October warns that unprecedented change is needed to limit global warming. The special report, “Global Warming of 1.5 degrees”, was commissioned by governments at the Paris climate talks in 2015. It will inform the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland in December.

The IPCC said in a statment accompanying the repor that limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C "would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society".

Date: Monday, 15 October 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsipcc-issues-alert-on-climate-change-6801217

A large increase in the use of nuclear power would help keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees, according to a United Nations report published today. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report - Global Warming of 1.5 degrees - was commissioned by governments at the Paris climate talks in 2015 and will inform the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland this December.

Date: Monday, 08 October 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UN-report-shows-increased-need-for-nuclear

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) paper has looked at an alternative method for producing molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), which could help increase the supply of the key medical isotope.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-looks-at-alternative-mo-99-production-method-5712928

The US is buying 32t of Iranian heavy water to help Iran meet the terms of last July's landmark nuclear deal under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. The agreement was signed on 22 April in Vienna between Iran and officials from the six countries that negotiated the nuclear deal - E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA plus the European Union). It calls for the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Isotope Program to purchase the heavy water from a subsidiary of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) for about $8.6m, officials said. They said the heavy water will be stored at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and then resold on the commercial market for research purposes.

Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-enters-the-global-market-for-nuclear-materials-4874899

Intellectual Ventures - a US company that aims to develop a new type of traveling wave reactor - has signed a MOU with China's State Nuclear Power Tecnology Corporation.

Bill Gates speaks at TerraPower-SNPTC MoU

Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsintellectual-ventures-signs-mou-with-snptc

UK prime minister Gordon Brown has argued for greater diplomacy and international safeguards in a new world view that involves a greater access to nuclear power, and greater penalties for proliferation, in a speech delivered to the International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference in London on March 16.

Date: Monday, 23 March 2009
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgordon-brown-lays-out-uk-s-nuclear-diplomacy