[ RadSafe ] Isotope shortage affects patients

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 6 21:23:13 CST 2007

So, it was really GE that failed to start reactor
operations, i.e., "the faint hearted GE wimps quit." 
Not enough profit for them?

--- Harold <hacrad at comcast.net> wrote:

> The isotope shortage also has to due with
> anti-nukes.  GE built a complete
> reactor and laboratory near Livermore, CA, in the
> 1970's specifically for
> isotope production.  But anti-nuclear fervor and
> fear of earthquakes halted
> licensing.  GE went to the expense of additional
> ground testing to assure
> the licensing bodies that the site was safe but
> faced with continued legal
> crap, the faint hearted GE wimps quit.  Since then
> the Vallecitos Nuclear
> facility has been used for hot cell work and GE
> office space.  It is still
> there on the east side of Interstate 680 as you
> drive north to Livermore.
> Hal Careway
> San Jose, CA

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." -- Sir Winston Churchill

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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