Mo-99 Topical Meeting (2016)
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM (CDT)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) manages the Material Management and Minimization (M3) Conversion Program that was established in 2015, being a continuation of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) and Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) Programs that were established in 2004 and 1978 respectively. The M3 Conversion Program mission supports minimization and, to the extent possible, elimination of the use of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) in civil nuclear applications by working to convert research reactors and isotope production processes to the use of low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel and targets throughout the world. Over the past few years, unexpected shutdowns at the major molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production facilities have resulted in significant shortages of this important medical isotope. Because of this, the United States is currently situated at the nexus of two related priorities: discouraging the use of proliferation-sensitive HEU in civilian applications and overcoming a health crisis from the lack of a sufficient, reliable supply of Mo-99.
M3 provides support to establish reliable supplies of Mo-99, produced without HEU, for the United States by providing assistance to convert current production from HEU targets to LEU targets and to accelerate existing commercial projects in the United States to produce Mo-99 without the use of HEU by the end of 2016. Through these actions M3's Mo-99 program is addressing both issues of nonproliferation and reliability of supply.
NNSA’s 2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting, organized by Argonne National Laboratory, will take place in St. Louis, MO from September 11-14, 2016. This meeting is intended to serve as a workshop where international and domestic policy and technical experts can gather to present and discuss progress toward achieving the production of Mo-99 without the use of HEU in support of nonproliferation objectives and global reliability of supply.
Target Audience: International and domestic policy and technical experts.
The meeting venue will be at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. A block of rooms is available at this hotel. All room reservations must be made online or by phone by August 11, 2016. More information on the hotel and on how to reserve your room(s) can be found on the Hotel Information page of the Mo-99 2016 website.
For further details and contact information visit the Mo-99 2016 webpage.
Please register now to reserve a seat at this exciting event. Online registration is due by September 1, 2016. Registration for Mo-99 2016 is free.
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~ The Mo-99 2016 Organizing Committee
The U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office hosts the “Mo-99 Topical Meetings.” These meetings are intended to serve as workshops where international and domestic policy and technical experts can gather to present and discuss progress toward achieving the production of Mo-99 without the use of HEU in support of nonproliferation objectives and global reliability of supply.
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