The Fission Radioisotope Production Plant of Argentina, located at the Ezeiza Atomic Center, produces 99Mo since 1985 irradiating targets with High Enrichment Uranium. In 2002 the targets have been changed by Low Enrichment Uranium.
Facilities that produce radioisotopes by fission increase the background of noble gases in the environment, especially radioactive xenon.
This background could interfere with the CTBTO assessments of nuclear explosions.
The work will show the production method for 99Mo and 131I that is carried out in Argentina, the emission levels and production during the last years. The current measurement system will also be described.
Finally, different mechanisms for the reduction of noble gas emissions and a comparative study of the advantages and disadvantages of each of them will be presented.
The objective of the poster is to show which are the different alternatives for reducing noble gas emissions to the environment due to the production of radioisotopes by fission.