ANSTO

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is a statutory body of the Australian government, formed in 1987 to replace the Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Its head office and main facilities are in southern outskirts of Sydney at Lucas Heights, in the Sutherland Shire. It also operated the now closed National Medical Cyclotron at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is Australia's national nuclear organisation and the centre of Australian nuclear expertise. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 (Cth) prescribes its general purpose. The purpose is translated into action through corporate drivers of vision, mission and strategic goals. ANSTO is governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by prominent scientist/businessman Dr Ziggy Switkowski, and is managed by CEO Dr Adi Paterson.

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Air pollution in Antarctica

While Antarctica remains one of the cleanest places in the world, increasingly large amounts of natural and man-made atmospheric pollutants are finding their way to the frozen continent. Pollutants enter ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Environment
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Smartphone radiation detector app tests positive

The popularity of smartphones continues to grow with the availability of an ever-growing range of applications. The app, Radioactivity Counter, is designed to measure a person's exposure to radiation. It claims ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Software
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Cosmogenic field trip in the Top End

Dr Toshi Fujioka and Dr David Fink from the Institute of Environmental Research ICCAS project, together with Dr Hendrick May, an ARC DECRA Fellow from University of Wollongong, carried out fieldwork in Kakadu ...

dateApr 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Calculating the global risk to our health

A physicist turned soil expert calculating the journey of food from the ground to our kitchen tables says understanding this relationship in context with things like corruption and climate change will help ...

dateSep 10, 2012 in Environment
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