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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
2002 International RERTR Meeting


Tony Irwin

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has operated the 10 MW DIDO class High Flux Materials Test Reactor (HIFAR) since 1958.

Refuelling the reactor produces about 38 spent fuel elements each year. Australia has no power reactors and only one operating research reactor so that a reprocessing plant in Australia is not an economic proposition.

The HEU fuel for HIFAR is manufactured at Dounreay using UK or US origin enriched uranium. Spent fuel was originally sent to Dounreay, UK for reprocessing but this plant was shutdown in 1998. ANSTO participates in the US Foreign Research Reactor Spent Fuel Return program and also has a contract with COGEMA for the reprocessing of non-US origin fuel.

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Mr. Anthony Irwin

ANSTO, Nuclear Services
Private Mail Bag 1, Menai
NSW 2234, Australia
Phone: (61 2) 9717 3742
Fax: (61 2) 9543 1452
E-mail: [email protected]

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