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The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has closed its Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor at the Lucas Heights nuclear medicine precinct to undergo necessary upgrades and maintenance. OPAL is a state-of-the-art 20 MWt multi-purpose reactor that uses low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The $300m OPAL reactor, supplied by Argentina’s INVAP, was opened in 2007 with an estimated design life of 60 years.

Date: Thursday, 18 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsanstos-opal-reactor-closed-for-upgrades-11688878

The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has welcomed a federal government funding allocation intended to support nuclear medicine development. During a visit to ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus near Sidney, Minister for Industry & Science Ed Husic outlined plans for a new Nuclear Medicine Facility to replace ANSTO’s ageing Nuclear Medicine Processing & Distribution Facility, which was built in 1959 as a research laboratory, also known as Building 23.

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsansto-plans-new-nuclear-medicine-facility-11206638

The Australian government has officially outlined plans for a new nuclear medicine manufacturing facility at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus, replacing an existing facility that is now reaching the end of its operating life. The new facility is expected to be completed by the early to mid-2030s.

Date: Friday, 06 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Australian-government-funding-to-futureproof-radio

The Australian government is no longer looking to site a national low and intermediate-level radioactive waste facility in Napandee near Kimba in South Australia. It said it will not appeal a Federal Court decision to dismiss a 2021 declaration naming Napandee the proposed site for the facility.

Date: Saturday, 12 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Search-resumes-for-site-for-Australian-radwaste-fa

The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation has begun remediation activities at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney.

Date: Saturday, 04 February 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsansto-begins-lucas-heights-remediation-10566311

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has begun a project at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney to remove general solid waste, building waste, and some mineral sands used in rare earth metals research, to make way for future site redevelopment.

Date: Thursday, 02 February 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Lucas-Heights-redevelopment-project-gets-under-way

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