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  • GLOBAL Mo-99 SUPPLY CHAIN – REACTORS

    These 8 medical isotope producing reactors provide over 90% of the world’s Mo-99 needs.

    • These reactors are government owned and subsidized.
    • The respective governments control the funding, priorities, and operational schedule of these reactors.

    Photo Courtesy: Atomic Energy of  Canada Limited

    Reactor Name: National Research Universal (NRU)
    Location:  Canada
    Year Commissioned:  1957
    Percent of World Supply:  40%

     

    Photo Courtesy: NMS

    Reactor Name:  Nuclear Research Centre (BR-2)
    Location:  Belgium
    Year Commissioned:  1961
    Percent of World Supply:  9%

     

    Photo Courtesy: NRG

    Reactor Name:  High Flux Reactor (HFR)
    Location:  Netherlands
    Year Commissioned:  1961
    Percent of World Supply:  30%

     

    Reactor Maria2

    Reactor Name:  Maria Research Reactor
    Location:  Poland
    Year Commissioned:  1974
    Percent of World Supply:  <10%

     

    Reactor LVR

    Reactor Name:  LVR-15 REZ Reactor
    Location:  Czech Republic
    Year Commissioned:  1957
    Percent of World Supply:  <10%

     

    Photo Courtesy: CEA

    Reactor Name:  OSIRIS Reactor
    Location:  France
    Year Commissioned:  1966
    Percent of World Supply:  3%
     

    Reactor SAFARI

    Reactor Name:  South African Fundamental Atomic Research Installation (SAFARI-1)
    Location:  South Africa
    Year Commissioned:  1965
    Percent of World Supply:  10%

     

    Photo Courtesy: ANSTO

    Reactor Name:  OPAL Reactor
    Location:  Australia
    Year Commissioned:  2007
    Percent of World Supply:  3%