On 4 December 2018, following a direction from ARPANSA’s CEO Dr Larsson, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) provided ARPANSA with an action plan that responds to 85 recommendations made by an independent expert review team to improve ANSTO’s occupational radiation safety processes and operational procedures.

Dr Larsson issued the direction to initiate an independent review on 29 June 2018 under section 41(1A) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 following four separate events with safety implications at ANSTO Health in less than ten months. 

As per the direction, ANSTO has submitted the action plan to ARPANSA for approval. 

ARPANSA will review and consider the action plan before meeting with ANSTO in late December to provide feedback. When the action plan is approved we will publish a copy on our website and a copy of our written response.

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