But they might be surprised to learn that nuclear medicine in the United States is dependent on one 52-year-old, leak-prone nuclear reactor that is currently offline, should have been shut down for safety reasons a decade ago, and moreover, undermines international nuclear nonproliferation goals.
Why doesn't anybody add that it's a Seismic Death Trap? Anyway, this weird article goes on to state that nasty Canada sweet-talked the US into doing nothing about isotopes. But really, the US couldn't build anything major like a reactor, unless the pork could span all states. And that is difficult to do!