[ RadSafe ] RE: Lucas Heights [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Liesel Hardege Liesel.Hardege at arpansa.gov.au
Thu Dec 6 18:46:43 CST 2007


The reactor has been replaced and the HIFAR reactor is being
decommissioned (fuel has been removed). Unfortunately for Australian
supplies of medical isotopes the new OPAL reactor has been shut down
since July this year due to fuel design problems after only 11 months of
operation.  It is expected to be back in operation early 2008. Our
medical isotopes are being sourced from overseas until then.


Liesel Hardege

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Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 00:36:56 +0100
From: Franz Sch?nhofer <franz.schoenhofer at chello.at>
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Lucas Height
To: "RADSAFE" <radsafe at radlab.nl>
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I remember reading about the fierce discussions with "greens" about the
replacement of the old Lucas Height Research Reactor. I have not
followed the discussion afterwards closely, but is it correct, that  a
new reactor has already been installed, especially as a production
center for radionuclides for medical use?


Any information from down under will be appreciated!


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD

MinRat i.R.

Habicherg. 31/7

A-1160 Wien/Vienna



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