From our Bruce B facility, we currently supply Nordion with Cobalt-60
that is used to sterilize medical supplies, keeping hospitals around the world clean and safe.
The second chapter focuses on cobalt-60
end-uses, the third one gives summary on a number of patents.
The missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60
was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico.
is a synthetic radioactive isotope of cobalt with a half-life of 5.
The truck was transporting a cobalt-60
teletherapy source from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage centre when it was stolen in Tepojaco near Mexico City, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
Recycled steel contaminated with cobalt-60
was accidentally used in the construction materials.
They are gamma-irradiated with Cobalt-60
to a sterility assurance level of 10-6 in accordance with procedures outlined in Standard AAMI/ISO 11137-Method 1.
It turns out Roman's vehicle was transporting cobalt-60
, a key component of dirty bombs.
One person had died and 11 suffered various complications in April owing to exposure to radioactive material Cobalt-60
in the scrap market during the dismantling of a gamma irradiator brought from Delhi University.
It is pertinent to mention that ten sources of radioactive substance Cobalt-60
were found in the Mayapuri scrap market earlier this month and eight persons were hospitalised following radiation exposure.
The airlifted materials included 36 Cobalt-60
sources -- each source radioactive enough to kill a person within minutes if directly exposed.
An IAEA statement said a plane carrying 36 Cobalt-60
sources; each one radioactive enough to kill a person within minutes, reached Russia safely from Lebanon on Aug.