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Rosenergoatom affiliated with Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom signed a long-term contract for supply of cobalt-60 isotope with Canadian medical company Nordion until 2034, press service of Rosenergoatom said on Dec. 28.
Cobalt-60 isotope is a high-technology product widely used in healthcare and industry. Irradiation units with cobalt-60 sources are used for sterilization of foods, medical tools and materials in accordance with standards of the United States and Canada.
Cobalt-60 is currently produced in Russia at the Leningradskaya Nuclear Power Plant only, which holds 30 percent of the global market owing to unique properties of its reactor unit.
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