Today: 18.Oct.2018
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

The depleted uranium from the enrichment program can power all of the electrical energy needs of the United States for over 700 years at 1994 levels. This is using fast reactor and spent fuel recycling technologies developed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Nuclear power is a proven option for baseload electricity generation, but most reactor vendors worldwide currently offer power reactors which are too large for the Australian grid system. A market is emerging worldwide for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), with unit sizes from 25 to 200 MWe, for supplying power in remote locations or to small electricity grids.

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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.