New article: The critical production of cobalt-60 in nuclear reactors
World Nuclear News has published the iia’s article ‘The critical production of cobalt-60 in nuclear reactors’. This article gives some insight into cobalt-60 production, reactor availability and the various initiatives and opportunities to increase cobalt-60 availability. This follows the concerns highlighted by the healthcare industry at IMRP20 about the increasing gap between global sterilisation capacity and demand.
The iia supports all initiatives that will help to meet the demand for sterilisation of health care products and encourages reactor operators to engage with industry on cobalt-60 production.
The article can be read at this link to World Nuclear News.