Isotope production in South Africa converted to LEU

The National Nuclear Security Administration and the South Africa company NTP completed conversion of medical isotope production in South Africa to low enriched uranium. According to NNSA< "NTP is the first major producer of Mo-99 to convert its production from HEU to LEU."

The reactor that is used to produce medical isotopes, Safari-1, was converted to LEU in 2008. Spent HEU fuel was removed to the United States in 2011.