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2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Bruce Power harvests Co-60 for use against COVID-19
Bruce Power has harvested a second batch of Co-60 this year. Image: Bruce Power
Bruce Power announced on October 22 that it has completed its second harvest of cobalt-60 this year during an outage of Unit 8 of the Bruce nuclear power plant in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. The company said that with this latest harvest, it will have provided the world enough of the medical isotope to sterilize 20 billion–25 billion pairs of gloves or COVID-19 swabs.
The Co-60 will be sent to Ottawa-based Nordion for processing and distribution over the next several weeks, according to Bruce Power. From there, the isotope will be shipped around the world for use in gamma irradiation to sterilize medical devices such as single-use gowns, surgical gloves, scalpels, syringes, and other critical health care equipment.
Technical Session|Sponsored by MSTD
Monday, June 8, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EDT)
Kenneth J. Geelhood
Paul LaTour (American Nuclear Society)
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The Molten Salt Thermodynamic Database (MSTDB): A Resource for MSR Design, Development, and Regulation
Theodore M. Besmann (Univ. of South Carolina)
Thermodynamic Insights Into Corrosion in NaCl-LiCl-UCl3-UCl4 Molten Salt
Jacob A. Yingling (Univ. of South Carolina), Theodore M. Besmann (Univ. of South Carolina), Johnathon C. Ard (Univ. of South Carolina), Kaitlin E. Johnson (Univ. of South Carolina), Matthew S. Christian (Univ. of South Carolina), Jake W. McMurray (ORNL)
Conceptual Design of the Versatile Experimental Salt Irradiation Loop (VESIL) in the Advanced Test Reactor
Abdalla Abou-Jaoude (INL), Sandesh Bhaskar (NC State Univ.), Calvin Downey (INL)
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