Radiation treatment halted

Hospitals are being forced to cancel patients’ appointments for research and radiation therapy because of a shortage of radioactive isotopes, the Volkskrant reports on Wednesday.

The shortage has developed because the nuclear reactor at the Putten plant is still closed for maintenance and plants in Canada, France and South Africa cannot take up the slack.
The Putten reactor produces one-third of the world’s medical isotopes, the paper says.

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