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Radioactive Isotopes

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what co-operation there is between the Atomic Energy Authority and the Central Electricity Board for the production and sale of radioactive isotopes.

The Electricity (Amendment) Act, 1961, permits the Central Electricity Generating Board to use the reactors in their nuclear power stations to produce radioactive isotopes for sale. The Board and the Atomic Energy Authority are now negotiating an agreement with the objective that the Board should be able to have its output of isotopes handled by the Authority's precessing, packaging and marketing facilities.