Securing Ontario Cobalt-60 Supply
Friday, December 1011:00 am
More than half of the global supply of Cobalt-60 is produced within Canada from the Bruce Power and Pickering reactors. When including additional supply from global sources, Canada refines more than 90 per cent of the Cobalt-60 market globally. This Cobalt is used in more than 40 per cent of all single-use medical devices produced globally are sterilized with Cobalt-60.
For more than 30 years, the four reactors at Bruce Power’s Bruce B generating station have been a reliable Cobalt-60 supply and Pickering has supplied Cobalt-60 since 1971. With Pickering nearing the end of its commercial operations, there is a need to continue to expand Cobalt-60 production to ensure Canada maintains its leading role in the Cobalt-60 Market. Steps are underway at both Bruce Power and OPG Darlington to explore additional production.
Join us for this event as we explore the uses of Cobalt-60, its market potential, and how this critical isotope needs continued support from government to ensure we remain a global leader.