TABLE 3.1 Principal Large-Scale and Regional Producers of Mo-99

Mo-99 Producer

Country

Primary Supply Regions

Percent of World Supply of Mo-99a

Percent of U.S. Supply of Mo-99a

MDS-Nordion

Canada

North America, South America, Europe, Asia

40

60

Mallinckrodt

United States, Netherlands

North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East

25

40

IRE

Belgium

Europe

20

0

NTP

South Africa

Africa, Australiaa

10

0

Other

Argentina, Australia, Russia

South America, Pacific-Asia, Russia

5

0

NOTE: Percentages are estimates and vary depending on global reactor production schedules.

aThese percentages include production of Mo-99 by ANSTO. However, ANSTO shut down its production in January 2007 and has been purchasing Mo-99 while it converts its processing facilities to use the CNEA-developed LEU-based Mo-99 production process.

SOURCE: Supply quantities from Bonet et al. (2005).

FIGURE 3.1 Large-scale global production of Mo-99 and supply to the U.S. market.

FIGURE 3.1 Large-scale global production of Mo-99 and supply to the U.S. market.

NOTE: Arrows indicate only the major flows of Mo-99. There are secondary flows among producers that are not shown on the figure.



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