Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 06:59
Nuclear Facility Petten Open Again
The nuclear facility in Petten is going to start up, after a break of a few months, probably around June 11. From that moment on, the facility will be able to produce medical isotopes again. In Petten there are two nuclear reactors which are used as research facilities and also for the production of radioactive material for medical purposes. The production is done by the Dutch radio pharmaceutical company, The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG). The facility in Petten delivers 60% of the demand of medical isotopes in Europe. The reactors were not operated since November last year. After a maintenance stop, the engineers discovered a failure in the cooling water system. Everything is in perfect condition now.