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The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is a statutory body of the Australian government, formed in 1987 to replace the Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Its head office and main facilities are in southern outskirts of Sydney at Lucas Heights, in the Sutherland Shire.

Purpose

The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is Australia's national nuclear organisation and the centre of Australian nuclear expertise. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 (Cth) prescribes its general purpose. The purpose is translated into action through corporate drivers of vision, mission and strategic goals.
Mission statement

To support the development and implementation of government policies and initiatives in nuclear and related areas, domestically and internationally
To operate nuclear science and technology based facilities, for the benefit of industry and the Australian and international research community
To undertake research that will advance the application of nuclear science and technology
To apply nuclear science, techniques and expertise to address Australia 's environmental challenges and increase the competitiveness of Australian industry
To manufacture and advance the use of radiopharmaceuticals which will improve the health of Australians

Structure

ANSTO is governed by Annabelle Bennett.[1] Penelope Dobson is the Deputy Chair. The CEO, Dr Adrian "Adi" Paterson, manages the organisation.[2]

ANSTO operates five research facilities:

OPAL research reactor
Centre for Accelerator Science
Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
Cyclotron facility
Australian Synchrotron

Major research instruments include:

Particle accelerator, ANTARES
High-resolution neutron powder diffractometer, ECHIDNA[3]
High-intensity neutron powder diffractometer, WOMBAT[4]
Strain scanner, KOWARI[5]
Neutron reflectometer, PLATYPUS[6]

ANSTO also manufactures radiopharmaceuticals and performs commercial work such as silicon doping by nuclear transmutation.
Nuclear reactors

ANSTO currently has two nuclear reactors onsite: HIFAR and the new OPAL from the Argentine company INVAP. HIFAR was permanently shut down on 30 January 2007. OPAL became operational in November 2006 and was officially opened 20 April 2007.

In 2017, ANTSO announced the creation of a NiMo-SiC alloy for use in molten salt reactors.[7]
See also

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Australian Federal Police
Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office

References

www.ansto.gov.au 20 November 2019
"Media Profile: Dr Adi Paterson, Chief Executive Officer" (PDF). Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
"Echidna - ANSTO". Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
"Wombat - ANSTO". Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
"Kowari - ANSTO". Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
"Platypus - ANSTO". Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Retrieved 20 January 2016.

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/MediaCentre/News/ACS120026

External links

Official ANSTO site
ANSTO reiterates nuclear waste dump safety
Chronology -- Australia's nuclear political history

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