NNSA to support accelerator-driven Mo-99 production in the U.S.

The Global Threat Reduction Initiative of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration signed an agreement with
the Morgridge Institute for Research "to further the development of accelerator-based technology to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) in the United States without the use of proliferation-sensitive highly enriched uranium (HEU)." The $20.6 million agreement between NNSA and Morgridge involves an equal cost-share arrangement.