Belgium produced first commercial batch of Mo-99 with LEU

The Institute for Radioelements (IRE) produced its first commercial batch of Mo-99 from LEU targets. The targets were irradiated in the BR-2 reactor located at SCK-CEN in Mol.

This marks the beginning of transition to LEU targets in Mo-99 production in Europe. Right now, most of Mo-99 is produced in HEU targets, with the material supplied by the United States. The supply, however, is currently contingent on the progress of converting production to LEU.