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Westinghouse to partner with Nordion on Cobalt-60 production

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a partnership with Canada’s Nordion to develop new isotope production technology, which is expected to allow cobalt-60 to be produced in pressurised water reactors (PWRs).

Westinghouse said in a statement that the partnership would help increase the supply of cobalt-60, which is used in medical devices, brain cancer treatment, and reduction of pathogens in foodstuffs.