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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 03 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:12

Reactor reopens after isotope shortage: Canada’s National Research Universal nuclear research reactor, whose shutdown in November caused a worldwide shortage of nuclear isotopes for medical purposes, was restarted on 16 December and is expected to resume isotope production within days. Parliament hastily pushed through legislation to allow the restart without safety upgrades called for by the national regulatory body.

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