On 7 December, Esther Rommel, representative of the Province North Holland, officially opened the new FIELD-LAB facility in Petten. FIELD-LAB will help accelerate the development of new nuclear medicines for the treatment of cancer. During the opening, Maarten van der Weijden, Olympic and world champion in open water swimming, gave a presentation.
Minister Kuipers of Health, Welfare and Sport announced today that there is full financing for the construction of the PALLAS-reactor in the North Holland town of Petten. This is a major step toward realising the new PALLAS-reactor in Petten. With this, the Netherlands will maintain its world position in the production of medical isotopes. Isotopes are essential ingredients for nuclear medicine, for diagnostics and therapy of patients with life-threatening diseases such as cancer.
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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Our products and research results find their way to hospitals & laboratories and contribute to a healthier world.
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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