Tc-99m Generator Advisory
Thursday Oct 3, 2019 17:00hrs
ANSTO advised the Working Group today that:
The Mo99 for the week of Oct 21 will be sourced from suppliers other than NTP (South Africa) and, as such, will not be ARTG registered. However, it will be supplied under a Section 19A exemption. The generator labelling will reflect this.
On the repair issue, all but one of the radioactive sources which must be removed before repairs can commence remains in the cell. However, this is just the start of a long process of recovery. ANSTO are currently awaiting ARPANSA’s approval for their plan to remove this. After that, the cause of the failure needs to be identified and subsequent repair can then commence. At this stage a return to local production in mid-November is still on track, however, this can still be delayed at any stage.
We will continue to provide updates in the following weeks as we receive the information.
NB: This document contains the advice given to ANSTO by the Working Group of AANMS/ANZSNM/RAINS. ANSTO is not required to follow any of the group’s suggestions.
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