We are the global market leader in producing nuclear isotopes (medical isotopes). Every day, more than 30,000 patients worldwide depend on our medical substances for their treatment. These medical isotopes are used for medical imaging techniques (PET and SPECT scans). Doctors then use them in the treatment of cancer and heart and vascular disease for example.
Objective expertise. We can provide independent proof that an installation and process is in order. We guarantee nuclear top performance. Based on our knowledge and experience, we use nuclear solutions for people and the planet.
At the Energy & Health Campus in Petten, we have a unique combination of nuclear installations.
Our reactor in Petten is responsible for producing 35% of all medical isotopes worldwide and for 65% in Europe. This makes our reactor in Petten the biggest producer and supplier of isotopes in the world. With the development of isotopes from Petten, we help 30,000 people a day have a better life. This might be by detecting and treating cancer or for other disorders.
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We contribute to policy and research questions about our (future) climate neutral energy supply. At NRG, we also study ways to store radioactive waste. This puts us among the world's top.
By means of various studies, NRG contributes to the international development of nuclear energy. One of those studies is based on reducing natural 'fuels' such as uranium and thorium. More information about sustainable nuclear energy for the future:
A nuclear power plant, a hospital, an oil platform, research institutes: they all produce waste, which is radioactive; sometimes a lot, sometimes a little. NRG develops techniques to accurately measure the radioactivity and composition of waste. NRG also develops ways to transport radioactive waste so that it does not end up in the environment. In an efficient and safe way.
Everyone is exposed to natural radioactivity from space and the Earth. Besides this natural radiation on Earth, we also have radiation from radioactive materials, for example hospitals and nuclear reactors. To protect employees, NRG explores new types of dosimeters which analyse the amount of radiation.
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Our 700 innovative and motivated employees are working towards a cancer-free world and a climate neutral energy supply.
Today, the High Flux Reactor started up after a maintenance shutdown and the production of medical isotopes resumed. During this maintenance shutdown, an anomaly was detected in the reactor basin. Safety is top priority and therefore additional investigations were carried out before restarting. This investigation showed that the reactor could be safely put into operation and with the permission granted by the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority (ANVS), the reactor resumed its social function today and over 30,000 patients worldwide can rely on medical isotopes from Petten every day.
In the past few years, the demand for irradiation services in the HFR has increased significantly. Especially in the beginning of 2023, the reactor in Petten produced record volumes of medical isotopes such as lutetium-177.