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ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

Australia's nuclear regulator has given the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation 60 days to provide a "full and complete" response to 85 recommendations to improve the safety culture in ANSTO Health's nuclear medicine production facility following an independent expert review.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2018


MoU for Australian and Vietnamese nuclear organisations

MoU for Australian and Vietnamese nuclear organisations

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to allow further collaboration between the two organisations.
 

Regulation & Safety 10 October 2018


MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act could be amended to ensure that uranium mining is treated equitably with other commodities, reducing costs and delays  without lessening environmental protection, a new report prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia has found.
 

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2018


ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

ANSTO to resume Tc-99m production soon

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation expects to be able to recommence production of technetium-99m generators this week, following repair to a conveyer belt.

Regulation & Safety 06 August 2018


Review for repaired isotope production facility

Review for repaired isotope production facility

A mechanical failure that caused the suspension of Australian manufacture of technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generators has been addressed, but resumption of production is still some weeks away.

Regulation & Safety 23 July 2018


Boss launches Honeymoon restart strategy

Boss launches Honeymoon restart strategy

Boss Resources has launched a three-phase restart strategy for the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia. The company said it has today it has de-risked the project commercially and technically.

Uranium & Fuel 03 July 2018


ERA publishes closure plan for Ranger

ERA publishes closure plan for Ranger

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has released its closure plan for the Ranger uranium mine in Australia's Northern Territory. Under the existing authority from traditional land owners, mining and processing activities at Ranger must cease in 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 06 June 2018


Uranium should be on government agenda, ERA says

Uranium should be on government agenda, ERA says

Ranger_uranium_ore_stockpiles_(ERA)-48The chairman of Energy Resources of Australia has called on Australian governments to embrace the potential to expand the country's uranium mining industry and be prepared for an expansion in nuclear power generation worldwide.

Uranium & Fuel 12 April 2018


Lift nuclear ban, MCA tells Australian government

Lift nuclear ban, MCA tells Australian government

The Minerals Council of Australia has repeated its call for the Australian government to lift a ban on the development of nuclear power. Australia must reform its taxation, industrial relations, environmental and energy policies to shield the nation from future economic downturn and deliver stronger economic growth, the council said in its pre-Budget submission to the federal government.

Nuclear Policies 15 January 2018


Australian SMR feasible by 2030

Australian SMR feasible by 2030

A small modular reactor could be in operation in Australia by 2030, according to Sydney-based SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd. The country would be imprudent not to factor SMRs into its energy security plan, the company has told the body established by the Council of Australian Governments to implement energy security reforms.

Nuclear Policies 29 November 2017