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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 RPD
Thursday, June 11, 2020|11:15AM–1:00PM (12:15–2:00PM EDT)
Jason Hearne (LANL)
Pavel Tsvetkov (LANL)
Jessica Vazquez (American Nuclear Society)
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Minimizing a Class of Azimuthal Power Tilts
James C. Brittingham
Neutronics Benchmark of CEFR Start-up Tests with SuperMC
Bo Chang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Yanting Sun (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Bin Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Qi Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Bin Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
UUTR Unit Cell Calculations with PENTRAN (SN) and MCNP6 for Activation Foil Validation Studies
Meng-Jen Wang (Univ. of Utah), Glenn E. Sjoden (Univ. of Utah)
Neutronic Consideration of TREAT Facility Fuel SiC Recladding
John D. Bess (INL), Nicolas E. Woolstenhulme (INL)
Monte Carlo Transient Analysis of C5G7-TD Benchmark 3D Problems Using McCARD
Sang Hoon Jang (Seoul Nat'l Univ.), Hyung Jin Shim (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)
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