University of Missouri nuclear reactor gets new license

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Federal regulators have renewed the operating license for
the University of Missouri's nuclear research reactor.
The university says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a 20-year
operating license to the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center, known
as the MURR.
The reactor is used to create radioisotopes for medical use and to analyze
artifacts.
The reactor began operating in 1966. Its infrastructure was updated before the
university applyied for the operating license.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the university is seeking a $10 million
state appropriation to help pay for expanding the building.

     

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