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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 11

I The Present Energy Economy

II Australian Energy Consumption

III Research And Development

IV Coal

V Oil And Natural Gas

VI Solar Energy

VII Nuclear Energy
i Production of uranium
ii Australian Atomic Energy Commission

VIII Bagasse Firewood And Other Biomass

IX Electric Power Generation And Distribution electric Power Generation And Distribution

X Manufactured Gas

XI Industrial Process Heat



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Nuclear Energy (continued)

With no nuclear power stations in existence or planned for Australia, its contributions to nuclear technology have largely resided in the work of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) at its Lucas Heights Research Establishment. Formally established by the Atomic Energy Act in 1953, the Commission continued in existence until April, 1987, when it was replaced by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The focus of its research is to shift away from work on the nuclear fuel cycle and concentrate on radiation and radioisotope applications in medicine, industry, agriculture and science. The mining and export of uranium remains an important industry in Australia and many of the important research contributions at Lucas Heights over the 34 years of the AAEC have been made in fields allied to the nuclear fuel cycle.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Australian Atomic Energy Commission; Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (A.N.S.T.O.)

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