technetium 99

tech·ne·ti·um 99 (99Tc),

A radioisotope of technetium that is the decay product of technetium-99m and has a weak beta emission and a physical half-life of 213,000 years.

technetium 99 (teknē´shēəm),

n the radionuclide most commonly used to image the body in nuclear medicine scans. It is preferred because of its short half-life and because the emitted photon has an appropriate energy for imaging techniques.
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The SDLP's Eddie McGrady, who has campaigned for the closure of the Cumbrian facility, welcomed moves to cut discharges of the radionuclide Technetium 99 by 90 per cent from the plant.
Trials will start this autumn on an alternative disposal method for controversial Technetium 99 (Tc-99).
The new scare comes after cancer-causing technetium 99 - which for years has been pouring into the Irish Sea from Sellafield - was found in Norway, which shares the same tidal chain with Scotland's west coast islands.
Alun Pugh, AM for Clwyd West, says the nuclear-reprocessing plant is putting residents in North Wales at risk by increasing discharges of the radioactive substance technetium 99 into the Irish Sea.
The substance, Technetium 99, has already polluted much of the Irish Sea and has been found at alarming levels in lobsters.
The leaking material, known as technetium 99, remains toxic for 200,000 years and accumulates in the bodies of shellfish and lobsters.