Sunday, March 07, 2010

On insecure supplies

AECL CEO Hugh McDiarmid then:

“Returning the NRU to service to support the production of medical isotopes for Canadian patients and healthcare practitioners is our primary objective”, said AECL’s President and CEO Hugh MacDiarmid. “We have a dedicated team working around the clock to bring the NRU back to operation as quickly and as safely as possible. However, it is a complex task with many variables”, he said.
AECL CEO Hugh McDiarmid now:
Federal Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis, who is responsible for the nuclear file, referred questions to AECL, whose CEO acknowledged that there is no requirement that any of the medical isotopes produced at Chalk River be reserved for Canadian patients.

“There never has been” the requirement to supply Canadians with isotopes from the NRU, AECL chief executive Hugh MacDiarmid said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.

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