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  • Dr Joanne Lackenby elected President of ANA

    Dr Joanne Lackenby (Jo) was elected President of the Australian Nuclear Association (ANA) at the ANA AGM held on Wed 26 August 2020. Jo is a nuclear safety and licensing specialist at the OPAL Reactor at ANSTO in Sydney.  She is actively involved in both Australian and international nuclear organisations, including the Australian Nuclear Association, Women in Nuclear (WiN) Australia…

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  • Declaration – A Nuclear Vision for Australia

    Nuclear energy is ready to make a valuable contribution to low emission dispatchable generation for Australia.  It supplies 10% of the world’s electricity safely, reliably, cleanly and economically.  Used by 30 nations, over half the world’s population, it remains illegal in Australia, although Australia’s uranium exports contribute to international power generation and Australia is a world leader in nuclear medicines…

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  • Robert Parker signing Declaration

    ANA Signs International Declaration

    The ANA joined more than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists to call on the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference – which will be held in Vancouver between 28 and 29 May – to commit to doubling public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years. Their declaration was signed on 13 May 2019 at the International Congress on Advances in…

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  • 18th International Group on Research Reactors (IGORR) Conference

    The 18th International Group on Research Reactors (IGORR18) conference will be held on 3-7 December 2017 at the International Conference Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.  The IGORR18 conference is organised in collaboration with the IAEA through an embedded IAEA Workshop on Safety Reassessment of Research Reactors in Light of the Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident, J7-TR-54790. The conference…

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  • Rob Parker’s visit to Fukushima

    In May 2017, Rob Parker visited regions in the Fukushima province in Japan that had been contaminated by the meltdown of three reactors in 2011. The regions included Iitate, Katsurao, Minamisoma as well as Fukushima City.  He received a briefing from Mr Hitoshi AOKI, technical adviser to the Decontamination Information Centre, Japanese Ministry of Environment, regarding the status and progress of…

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