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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


Australia becomes active member of GIF

Australia becomes active member of GIF

Adi_Paterson_GIF_180917-(Ansto)-48Australia has formally acceded to the Framework Agreement of the Generation IV International Forum, an international task force set up to develop and design the next generation of nuclear energy systems. Accession allows Australia, which has no nuclear power program of its own, to become actively engaged in R&D projects related to Generation IV systems.

New Nuclear 18 September 2017


Australian organisation calls for end to nuclear ban

Australian organisation calls for end to nuclear ban

Opal_building_(Ansto)-48The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the Australian government to reverse legislation that effectively bans the country from developing a nuclear energy industry. The MCA, which represents the country's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, has also called for uranium projects to be removed from the definition of "nuclear action" under federal environmental law.

Nuclear Policies 01 September 2017


Funding boost for Australian Synchrotron

Funding boost for Australian Synchrotron

Australian Synchrotron exterior - 48The number of beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron will be increased from ten to as many as 18, boosting research output at the facility. The expansion has been made possible by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation securing AUD80.2 million ($63 million) in new funding.

Corporate 31 August 2017