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Australian news, and some related international items

ANSTO Partnering with French Nuclear Agency

Is it not odd that the nuclear powers that be, are going ahead with new nuclear reactor projects, that are not only untested, but, it is openly admitted, for which there is  no nuclear waste solution.!

Generation IV reactor systems are also being developed which will require new nuclear waste solutions.

Ansto bolsters research collaboration, World Nuclear News, 15 March 2010 .The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto) has widened its nuclear research cooperation with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), as well as signing an agreement with an Australian university to conduct research into the storage of radioactive waste.

Ansto CEO Adi Paterson and the head of the CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique), Bernard Bigot, signed an agreement in Paris last week for the two organizations to partner more widely in research areas such as nuclear medicine, life sciences, radiation therapy, safety and radiological protection.
The CEA and Ansto first collaborated in 1992, signing a cooperation agreement on the peaceful uses of advanced nuclear technology……

Waste research

Ansto has also signed a four-year, A$1.2 million ($ million) agreement with Curtin University of Technology to conduct research into the storage of radioactive waste….Linda Kristjanson, Curtin’s deputy vice-chancellor, research and development, said, “It will build on our existing ties with global leaders in nuclear research, including Ansto and Los Alamos in the US, and will allow Curtin to conduct fundamental research into the safe containment of highly radioactive waste.”….

Generation IV reactor systems are also being developed which will require new nuclear waste solutions. ..-Lyndon Edwards, head of Ansto’s Institute of Materials Engineering,

March 16, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics | , , , , , ,

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