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AECL and Australia’s ANSTO sign a cooperation agreement

AECL and Australia’s ANSTO sign a cooperation agreement

AECL and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) have signed a memorandum of understanding with a goal of establishing a strategic collaboration in nuclear science and technology, radiological waste management, decommissioning, and environmental remediation.

The 5-year collaboration agreement was signed in Sydney, Australia  on May 2 2019 by AECL President Richard Sexton and ANSTO Chief Executive Officer Adi Paterson.

The agreement will allow AECL and ANSTO to collaborate in areas of mutual interest including managing and overseeing nuclear research activities, isotope research and production, radioactive waste management, decommissioning, and environmental remediation.

ANSTO is Australia’s national nuclear science and technology organization. They operate much of Australia’s landmark infrastructure including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors, OPAL. Their nuclear science focuses on health, environment and the nuclear fuel cycle. For more information on ANSTO, visit their website.