Society News Archive

30 November 2011
Senate Passes Isotope Production Bill

On 17 November 2011 the United States Senate passed bill S.99, The American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011.  The House approved a similar measure two years ago.  S. 99 requires the Secretary of Energy to “establish a technology-neutral program . . . to evaluate and support projects for the production in the United States, without the use of highly enriched uranium, of significant quantities of molybdenum-99 for medical purposes.” 

Additional information can be found on the American Institute of Physics website and at the Library of Congress