From: firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA [mailto:email@example.com.McMaster.CA] On Behalf Of Franta, Jaroslav
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 9:34 AM
To: Canadian Nuclear Discussion List
Subject: RE: [cdn-nucl-l] Nuclear research reactor declared safe to reopen
Posted on expatica.com on March 21, 2002 and at:
Methods of producing isotopes without using nuclear technology (re. Last
sentence)??? Any idea what Greenpeace is asking for here?
In the world according to Greenpeace, anything which does not involve fission is not nuclear technology. They want medical isotopes to be made by particle accelerators (as some of the short-lived ones already are...). In other words, why do things "the easy way," when you can do them "the hard way" ?
Maybe someone can tell us what the limitations of accelerator production technology would be on a case-by-case basis -- for example with Mo-99/Tc-99m, I-131, I-135, Pd-103, Bi-213, At-225, Y-90, Sr-90, Ir-192, P-32, etc., and neutrons for BNCT.