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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|Panel|Sponsored by NISD
Wednesday, June 10, 2020|1:30–3:15PM (2:30–4:15PM EDT)
Kevin R. O'Kula
Richard H. Lagdon
John Fabian (American Nuclear Society)
In 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced first-of-a-kind projects designed to improve the long-term economic competitiveness of the nuclear power industry. Four commercial electric utilities and two national laboratories (INL and ANL) were chosen to examine hydrogen production in existing nuclear power plants with demonstration projects. While the successful demonstration of the technology has significate beneficial implications for primary energy, transport and storage sectors in the U.S., there are safety, scaling, and other issues that must be addressed. This panel will discuss past and contemporary DOE and industry experience, and the insights gained regarding hydrogen in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities, and supporting systems/structures/components.
The panel member composition is designed represent a wide spectrum of experience and expertise in understanding and addressing the technical issues, and managing safety challenges posed by hydrogen.
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Presentation Slides — First Presentation - Nick Barilo, PNNL
Presentation Slides — Second Presentation - Steve Herring
Presentation Slides — Third Presentation - David Cook, ORNL
Presentation Slides — Presentation PDF - Fourth Panel Member
Presentation Slides — Chair Intro - pdf
Presentation Slides — Chair Intro
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