We never really think about it, but there is a big chance that we all know someone who has been treated or examined in a hospital at the nuclear department with radioactive substances.
Every day, 30,000 people are helped with the production of medical radioisotopes in the Dutch town Petten. The Netherlands is a global top producer.
PALLAS is the new medical isotopes reactor that will replace the old HFR-reactor in Petten. The arrival of the PALLAS-reactor will enable the Netherlands to continue to help millions of people and even save lives for the next 50 years. PALLAS will start with activities to produce medical isotopes from 2025 for diagnosis, therapy, but also (medical) nuclear research.