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Questions over impartiality of Australia’s nuclear safety watchdog

ARPANSA last year released two conflicting reports on the claims at Lucas Heights

Australian nuclear agency under review Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Lateline,  30/03/2011 Australia’s nuclear industry regulator, ARPANSA, is under review over its handling of safety breaches at the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor.
TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Australia’s nuclear industry regulator, ARPANSA, is under review over its handling of safety breaches at the nation’s only nuclear reactor.

Last year Lateline revealed allegations of serious safety and operational breaches at the Lucas Heights facility in Sydney.

A departmental investigation was launched by the Science Minister Kim Carr last month, but a party to that investigation, ARPANSA, is now itself under review.

The chief auditor is investigating how ARPANSA handled the original allegations of safety breaches and bullying at the nuclear site.

ARPANSA last year released two conflicting reports on the claims at Lucas Heights.Australia’s workplace regulator, Comcare, also has concerns about the safety breaches.

Lateline – 30/03/2011: Australian nuclear agency under review

March 31, 2011 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, safety

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