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Medical Isotope Facility to stay open until 2018

On the 6th of February 2015 in a news release from Greg Rickford (the Canadian Minister of Natural resource), the Canadian government announced that they will extend the life of the the Chalk River Laboratories (one of the major producer and supplier of medical radio-isotopes) until 2018. It is a great news, as it initial planned closure in 2016 would have lead to possible worldwide difficulties in molybdenum supply, which would have effected millions of patients in over 80 countries. The extension of life of the site is a good news for the world of Nuclear Medicine as it enables a better planned shift of resources avoiding possible shortage of medical radio-isotope during the transition period.
Sources: Toronto Sun, CANM