- Community engagement
- Radioactive waste
- Facility safety and management
- Jobs and business opportunities
- Site selection process
Australia’s waste is currently stored at more than 100 licensed sites nationally. Australia has about two Olympic-sized swimming pools of low and intermediate waste made up of:
ANSTO’s facility at Lucas Heights is running out of space to store the waste.
Australia produces a very small quantity of low and intermediate level radioactive waste.
Each year, the amount of low-level waste generated is less than 40 cubic metres, smaller than one shipping container.
By comparison, Britain and France each produce around 25,000 cubic metres of low-level waste annually—over 600 times more than Australia.