A bill to reduce use of HEU in Mo-99 production is introduced in the Senate

On January 25, 2011 Senators Bingaman and Murkowski introduced American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011 - a bill that would help "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 uses" (via GSN). At the first hearings, held on February 1st, 2011, the National Nuclear Security Administration expressed its support for the initiative.