S Africa taps uranium for medicine

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

    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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