Explaining the details, a Delhi police official said that the radioactive material was a consignment of nuclear drugs for cancer, Molybdenum 99
, which arrived by an Air France Flight for a Delhi hospital.
NRA regulators said that the amount of the leaked radioactive substances has totaled to several thousand terabecquerels, when converted into radioactive molybdenum 99
Request of best offers & proposals in public auction to sell experimental production of radio active elements during FY 2012/ 2013 including (a) molybdenum 99
(Mo - 99), (b) Iodine - 131 (1 to 131), (c) Iodine - 125 (1 - 125) Iridium 192 (Ir - 192 wire), Iridium - 192 (Ir - 192 sealed source).
This agreement will augment and further diversify Covidien's supply of Molybdenum 99
(Mo 99) to produce the medical isotope Technetium 99m (Tc 99m).
The facility is responsible for supplying more than half of the molybdenum 99 for technetium 99m generation in North America.
"We are beholden to producers all over the world to maintain a supply of molybdenum 99 for technetium 99m generators.
They said the delivery of molybdenum 99
was interrupted when flights between Japan and North America were canceled following last Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
The European Commission decided on July 9 to drop its Article 86 case for alleged abuse of dominant market position against Nordion, a Canadian company that produces and sells Molybdenum 99
(Mo-99), a base product for radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine.