Australia and France partner in nuclear science research

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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have agreed to collaborate in research areas such as nuclear medicine, life sciences, radiation therapy, safety and radiological protection, according to ANSTO.

In the last 18 months, ANSTO has collaborated with its French counterpart who is building the new Jules Horowitz Reactor at Cadarache in southern France. The reactor is due to be completed in 2014.

ANSTO and the CEA first joined forces in 1992, working on the peaceful uses of advanced nuclear technology, which enabled important collaborative projects in areas such as medical imaging, radioactive waste forms and environmental research.