South Africa Turns Apartheid Era Nuclear Bombs Into Medicine

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This is a great thing coming out of South Africa. They have managed to turn weapons of destruction into tools of healing. The American Foreign Press reports:

South Africa has transformed apartheid-era nuclear weapons into a tool for detecting cancer and heart disease, with a new technology that could ease global worries about nuclear arms trafficking.

After voluntarily dismantling its weapons programme, democratic South Africa used the leftover nuclear fuel to produce medical isotopes used by doctors for imaging technology.

South Africa is one of the world’s top three producers of molybdenum-99, better known as moly, used in 80 percent of the 50 million nuclear medical procedures performed globally each year.

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