Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2163
Title: Managing radioactive wastes and spent reactor fuel
Authors: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Keywords: Radioactive wastes
Spent fuels
Radioactive waste management
ANSTO
HIFAR Reactor
Environmental awareness
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Citation: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. (n.d). Managing radioactive wastes and spent reactor fuel. Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Abstract: The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) places the highest priority on the safe management of radioactive wastes and spent fuel from its nuclear facilities. Wastes arise from operation of Australia's only research reactor HIFAR (High Flux Australian Reactor) and associated facilities which produce radioisotopes for research purposes and for medical and industrial use. ANSTO's unique research facilities are utilised by universities that are members of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Each year, over 400,000 doses of radioisotopes from ANSTO are used in hospitals throughout Australia to diagnose medical conditions and to treat patients. In 1996, ANSTO undertook a comprehensive review of its waste management operations. As a result, a five-year action plan is underway to ensure that wastes are managed in accordance with emerging international best practice. This brochure summarises how ANSTO currently manages its radioactive wastes and spent fuel, and its plans for the future. ANSTO's program of environmental monitoring is described. Background information is also provided on radiation and radioactivity.
Gov't Doc #: 2303
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2163
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