The president of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine testifies on the Hill.
“The announcement last month of the prolonged shutdown of the NRU reactor is a real catastrophe for the two million nuclear medicine patients in Canada but also for the credibility of the Canadian nuclear technology industry,” CNMA president Dr. Jean-Luc Urbain said. “The chronic and acute shortage of medical isotopes is neither a funny nor sexy story. It is a real drama that we have to live with our patients on a daily basis. If those statements were made, I think they are irresponsible.”