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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 4 ı April

• Separative work: 58.00–92.00

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NEWS

2016

January to June 2016

• Uranium: 26.50–35.25

• Conversion: 6.25–6.75

• Separative work: 58.00–62.00

July to December 2016

• Uranium: 18.75–27.80

• Conversion: 5.50–6.50

• Separative work: 47.00–62.00

| | NRG: Every day, 30000 patients benefit from medical isotopes from Petten View of the pool type reactor

core. (Courtesy: JRC)

on the world of medical isotopes, the

platform 30000perdag.nl has been

launched. The aim of the platform and

the accompanying campaign is to

boost awareness that the Netherlands

must continue leading the field in

cancer treatment.

The future

Over the next 20 years, the number of

cancer diagnoses is expected to rise by

70%. Fortunately, health care is

constantly improving, partly through

the use of medical isotopes. However,

there are only 6 reactors worldwide

which can produce medical isotopes,

one of which is closing next year.

This means that whilst demand for

medical isotopes is growing worldwide,

supplies are diminishing.

30000perdag.nl

An online information park for a

wide audience has been built on

30000perdag.nl. Visitors can learn all

about medical isotopes here: from raw

materials to the reactor in Petten to

applications in the hospital. By opening

up that world, NRG in Petten

wants to show (former) cancer

patients and their families and

acquaintances what is needed to be

able to treat cancer, and request

support for medical isotopes and good

cancer treatment in the Netherlands

and abroad.

Former cancer patients play

starring role in campaign

The campaign uses 3 video interviews

with cancer survivors. The interviews

were conducted by presenter Fien Vermeulen,

herself a former lymphoma

patient. Fien drives with former

patients Anouk (26), Alexander (42)

and Manon (34) to the research

reactor in Petten, where they talk

about their remarkable experiences in

times of uncertainty. Each of them

represents one of the 30,000 people

who benefit or have benefitted from

medical isotopes every day.

Anyone can demonstrate their

support by liking the Facebook page

30.000perdag. Another very visible

form of support is available through

the T-shirts that can be ordered via

30000perdag.nl. These enable former

patients and supporters to show their

backing for the campaign.

| | (18800822), www.nrg.eu

Market data

(All information is supplied without

guarantee.)

Nuclear Fuel Supply

Market Data

Information in current (nominal)

U.S.-$. No inflation adjustment of

prices on a base year. Separative work

data for the formerly “secondary

market”. Uranium prices [US-$/lb

U 3 O 8 ; 1 lb = 453.53 g; 1 lb U 3 O 8 =

0.385 kg U]. Conversion prices

[US-$/kg U], Separative work

[US-$/SWU (Separative work unit)].

January to December 2013

• Uranium: 34.00–43.50

• Conversion: 9.25–11.50

• Separative work: 98.00–127.00

January to December 2014

• Uranium: 28.10–42.00

• Conversion: 7.25–11.00

• Separative work: 86.00–98.00

January to December 2015

• Uranium: 35.00–39.75

• Conversion: 6.25–9.50

2017

January 2017

• Uranium: 20.25–25.50

• Conversion: 5.50–6.75

• Separative work: 47.00–50.00

February 2017

• Uranium: 23.50–26.50

• Conversion: 5.50–6.75

• Separative work: 48.00–50.00

March 2017

• Uranium: 24.00–26.00

• Conversion: 5.50–6.75

• Separative work: 47.00–50.00

April 2017

• Uranium: 22.50–23.50

• Conversion: 5.00–5.50

• Separative work: 45.50–48.50

May 2017

• Uranium: 19.25–22.75

• Conversion: 5.00–5.50

• Separative work: 42.00–45.00

June 2017

• Uranium: 19.25–20.50

• Conversion: 5.55–5.50

• Separative work: 42.00–43.00

July 2017

• Uranium: 19.75–20.50

• Conversion: 4.75–5.25

• Separative work: 42.00–43.00

August 2017

• Uranium: 19.50–21.00

• Conversion: 4.75–5.25

• Separative work: 41.00–43.00

September 2017

• Uranium: 19.75–20.75

• Conversion: 4.60–5.10

• Separative work: 40.50–42.00

October 2017

• Uranium: 19.90–20.50

• Conversion: 4.50–5.25

• Separative work: 40.00–43.00

November 2017

• Uranium: 20.00–26.00

• Conversion: 4.75–5.25

• Separative work: 40.00–43.00

December 2017

• Uranium: 23.50–25.50

• Conversion: 5.00–6.00

• Separative work: 39.00–42.00

2018

January 2018

• Uranium: 21.75–24.00

• Conversion: 6.00–7.00

• Separative work: 38.00–42.00

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