S Africa taps uranium for medicine

Officials say process may ease global concerns over nuclear arms proliferation.

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    Scientists in South Africa are producing medical isotopes using technology from the country's apartheid era nuclear weapons programme.

    But instead of highly-encriched uranium, they are utilising low-enriched uranium.

    It is hoped that this process could help to ease global concerns over nuclear arms proliferation.

    Tania Page reports from Pretoria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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