[ RadSafe ] Australian Research Reactor

Gibbons, Peter Pete.Gibbons at health.wa.gov.au
Thu Dec 6 19:01:06 CST 2007

Dear Franz and RADSAFErs,

You are correct that the old Lucas Heights reactor has been
decommissioned earlier this year and the new OPAL research reactor has
been built. There have been problems with the new reactor but we have
been assured that the reactor and Mini-Moly Plant will be up and running
and distributing internally and internationally by March-April 2008.

We in Australia have been getting our Technetium from South Africa this
year due to production problems at the OPAL. 

Kind regards
Peter Gibbons
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Western Australia


Message: 9
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
the discussion afterwards closely, but is it correct, that  a new
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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