Today: 23.Jun.2018
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

Darrell Fisher presents an excellent overview of medical isotopes, their various methods of production and use in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine. Today, nuclear medicine is practised in over 100 countries around the world. Tremendous progress has been made in being able to "see" diseases and treat them.

Bill Gates is interested in advanced Gen IV nuclear reactors to help solve the world's energy problems.


The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) manages approximately 700,000 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride at the gaseous diffusion plants located near Paducah, Kentucky. and Portsmouth, Ohio. It plans to convert the depleted uranium hexafluoride to a stable material. The conversion process will produce approximately 55 1,000 metric tons of depleted uranium oxide - a relatively stable form that can be handled and disposed of by direct burial or, potentially, used in various materials or products.

M.N.H. Comsan - Worldwide, in 2007, there are 439 operating nuclear reactors working in 31 countries with 361 GWe installed power representing ~17% of world demand on electricity. Most of these reactors were designed and developed during the 1960s. For almost five decades, the nuclear power industry has been developing and improving nuclear design and technology towards safer and more reliable operation. With the increase of world demand on energy, 136 new reactors are needed just to maintain the nuclear energy share at the same level by 2025.