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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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ANS Winter Meeting: What it will take to “Fuel our Nuclear Future"
The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo began this morning with a Opening Plenary Session chaired by Winter Meeting general chair Amir Vexler, president and chief executive officer of Orano USA. It was an opportunity to both celebrate achievements that are already building a “Nuclear Future” and to identify needs and challenges ahead.
Influential speakers from the U.S. Congress, the Department of Energy, and the Nuclear Energy Institute joined ANS president Steven Nesbit and ANS CEO/executive director Craig Piercy to explore key issues associated with the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, including supply and demand for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). They didn’t stop there, however. They took questions from an in-person and virtual audience that probed other requirements of a sustainable nuclear future, including fueling a human resources pipeline.
Ralph G. Bennett, Jerry D. Christian, David A. Petti, William K. Terry, S. Blaine Grover
Nuclear Technology | Volume 126 | Number 1 | April 1999 | Pages 102-121
Technical Paper | Radioisotopes | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT99-A2961
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A system has been developed for the production of 99mTc based on distributed electron accelerators and thermal separation. The radioactive decay parent of 99mTc, 99Mo, is produced from 100Mo by a photoneutron reaction. Two alternative thermal separation processes have been developed to extract 99mTc. Experiments have been performed to verify the technical feasibility of the production and assess the efficiency of the extraction processes. A system based on this technology enables the economical supply of 99mTc for a large nuclear pharmacy. Twenty such production centers distributed near major metropolitan areas could produce the entire U.S. supply of 99mTc at a cost less than the current subsidized price.