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Hilaire Mansoux speaking to a crowded room
16 November 2018

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team today concluded their 12 day mission to benchmark Australia’s framework for nuclear and radiation safety against international best practice.

IRRS Mission Group shot with all counterparts
5 November 2018

Today, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission was officially opened at ARPANSA. Officials emphasised the mission, reviewing Australia’s nuclear protection and radiation safety regulatory framework, shows international openness and transparency and a commitment to improvement. 

The IRRS team
2 November 2018

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission will visit ARPANSA during 5–16 November 2018. 

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22 October 2018

On 5 October 2018, following a direction from ARPANSA’s CEO Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) provided ARPANSA with a report produced by an

Image of front cover of Annual Report 2017-18
17 October 2018

Our 2017–18 Annual Report was tabled in parliament on Wednesday 17 October 2018.

Image of ARPANSA's Gillian Hirth shaking hands with ANVS's Marco Brugmans
1 October 2018

On 19 September 2018, at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, ARPANSA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gillian Hirth, alongside the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Dutch Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS), Marco Brugmans, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

A white cement truck and crane in front of a building and a clear blue sky
10 September 2018

ARPANSA has been busy building a new bunker in preparation for the installation of a new, state-of-the-art medical linear accelerator (linac)

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6 September 2018

On 29 June 2018, the CEO of ARPANSA, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, issued the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation with a direction under section 41(1A) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

Aerial photograph of Fremantle, Western Australia
26 July 2018

We are establishing a network of radiation detectors to monitor Australian ports to assist in the national preparedness for a visiting nuclear-powered warship accident.

Wi-Fi modem
13 July 2018

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has published draft guidelines for public consultation. ARPANSA is revising its Radiofrequency Standard and will consider the ICNIRP guidelines in this process.

Airplane flying at sunset
4 July 2018

Aircrew are exposed to elevated levels of cosmic radiation while flying at high altitudes. A recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the United States found that the prevalence of certain cancers in flight attendants was higher than the general population.

Woman in red shirt using a mobile phone
20 June 2018

An article published in the Daily Mail Australia on 18 June 2018, reports that using a mobile phone can be as damaging on your skin as being out in the sun. It is concerning that the exposure from smartphones has been compared to the same time spent in the sun.

Participants of the Regional Training Course on Radiochemical Analysis of Marine Environmental Samples
12 June 2018

Starting on Monday 4 June and continuing this week, ARPANSA, in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency, hosts a Regional Training Course on Radiochemical Analysis of Marine Environmental Samples.

Participants of National Dose Registry workshop - May 2018
28 May 2018

On 24-25 May 2018, ARPANSA and the International Atomic Energy Agency hosted an Asia-Pacific region workshop on the Establishment and Maintenance of a National Dose Registry for those who work with radiation as part of their jobs.

Skyline of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
21 May 2018

We are a proud bronze sponsor of the fifth Asian and Oceanic International Radiation Protection Association Regional Congress on Radiation Protection (AOCRP5), hosted in Melbourne this week.

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12 April 2018

ARPANSA’s CEO, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson has issued a licence to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to operate the ANSTO Nuclear Medicine Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) Facility (the ANM Facility).

Man reading report
27 February 2018

On Monday 26 February 2018 a report by the CEO of ARPANSA, Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, was tabled in Parliament addressing the radiation exposure of a worker at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Health radiopharmaceuticals production facility at Lucas Heights.

A hand holding a smartphone
7 February 2018

A series of animal studies on mobile phone radiofrequency radiation and health have been conducted over two years by the United States Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program.