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Minister Kuipers visits High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten

Bezoek minister Kuipers aan HFR in Petten

31 March 2022

Nuclear medicine is indispensable in the fight against cancer

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers visited the Energy & Health Campus in Petten on 30 March. The minister spoke with medical experts and the management of NRG | PALLAS about the importance of medical isotope production, research and about the PALLAS-project. Special attention was paid to the development of new therapeutic isotopes and the collaboration with university medical centers.

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PALLAS receives nature permits

1 March 2022

Environmental Service Noord-Holland Noord has granted a permit for the construction of the PALLAS-reactor and for the realization of the Nuclear Health Centre (NHC) under the Nature Conservation Act. The granting of the permit means that PALLAS can continue with the realization of the building plans on the Energy & Health Campus in Petten. Marco Visser, licensing manager PALLAS: ‘This is a wonderful step forward. Our approach, project specific ecological research, has shown that nitrogen deposition does not stand in the way of the realisation of the PALLAS-reactor and our production facility at the NHC.’

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Sietsche Eppinga will take up the position of Construction Director PALLAS-reactor as of March 1, 2022.

17 February 2022

Sietsche will lead the construction work for the PALLAS-reactor on the Energy and Health Campus in Petten. Bertholt Leeftink, CEO NRG|PALLAS: “Now that we are preparing for the actual start of construction of the PALLAS-reactor, I am very pleased with the arrival of Sietsche. Sietsche has a lot of experience with the challenges of contractors of large civil projects in the Netherlands and is therefore a welcome reinforcement of our team.” Sietsche Eppinga: “Safely building complex civil projects with a technically feasible design has always been my focus. The fact that I can now use that experience for the realization of a new reactor that is vital for 30,000 patients a day is a great challenge. I am very much looking forward to taking the next steps with the NRG|PALLAS team to make this possible.”

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