Channel 4’s TV host Victoria Macdonald and her crew came last week to interview the members of the Transport Experts Working Group about the possible consequences of the Brexit on the transport of radiopharmaceuticals to the UK.
Full segment of the broadcast can be seen here :
• Brussels, 21 January 2019
The AIPES Security of Supply working Group (SoS WG) composed of Mo-99 processors, research reactors, and generator manufacturers received an update from NTP Radioisotopes (South Africa) on 19 January concerning its Mo-99 and I-131 production activities.
NTP recently was authorized by the National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa to continue to perform routine Mo-99 production runs at around 40% of its capacity through the end of February 2019, which is the same level that has occurred since NTP returned to production in late November 2018. No Mo-99 or I-131 shortages have been experienced since NTP returned to service and none are anticipated in this upcoming period. NTP will update AIPES in late February regarding its Mo-99 and I-131 production activities.
• Brussels, 9 July 2018
The AIPES Emergency Response Team (ERT*) composed of Mo-99 processors, research reactors, and generator manufacturers had a telecon on Monday 9 July 2018 to receive an update from NTP Radioisotopes (South Africa) on the temporary interruption of its Mo-99 and I-131 production activities. NTP reported that following meetings and information and documentation submissions to National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), it continues to await NNR’s feedback and approval in response to its request to resume Mo-99 production operations.
Processors and Generators expressed that for the time being, there is no major problems in the production initially planned, and that all are trying to manage through the NTP production outage. Situation will have to be reconsidered in the coming days/weeks if there are no changes.
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