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Nuclear facts

Nuclear facts

Interested in nuclear science? ANSTO is home to Australia's only nuclear reactor OPAL in Lucas Heights, Sydney. OPAL stands for "Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL)" - OPAL is a state-of-the-art 20 megawatt multi-purpose reactor that uses low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel to achieve a range of nuclear medicine, research, scientific, industrial and production goals.

ANSTO has over 60 years of experience in nuclear science and technology, check out some of the below resources to discover more about the world of nuclear science.

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