The links below are to websites that are useful to improving understanding and/or awareness of issues relating to uranium, nuclear energy and the nuclear fuel cycle.
The MCA does not vouch for the accuracy or currency of any information on these sites and does not necessarily agree with all or any views expressed.
WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION INFORMATION PAPERS
The World Nuclear Association is an authoritative source of information on key topics related to the uranium and nuclear industries around the world. The WNA Information Library consists of nearly 150 information papers, which cover of topics related to nuclear power and other nuclear technologies.
Here are links to some of the WNA’s key briefing papers –
- World nuclear power reactors & uranium requirements
- Nuclear power in the world today
- World energy needs and nuclear power
- Small Nuclear Reactors
- Is nuclear energy economic?
- Waste management in the nuclear industry
- Reactor safety
- Nuclear radiation and Health Effects
- Safeguards to prevent nuclear proliferation
- The nuclear debate
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Library is Australia’s most comprehensive scientific centre for nuclear information.
GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY SITES
ARPANSA - Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency: the national radiation regulator.
ANSTO – Australia’s nuclear science and technology agency and manager of the only nuclear reactor in Australia.
ASNO – Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office: the office within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that oversees Australia’s safeguards of uranium exports.
Uranium Council: The membership of the council comprises representatives of the Commonwealth and state/territory government agencies, industry, and non-government organisations. The Secretariat for the council is provided by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Legislation / Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 – Environmental assessments
Supervising Scientist Division – The position of Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region was established following the Australian Government's decision to approve uranium mining at Ranger, to meet the need for an independent supervisory body to ensure that the environment of the Alligator Rivers Region is protected from the potential impacts of uranium mining activities.
Northern Territory: Department of Mines and Energy – uranium and other radioactive materials
Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – uranium in Western Australia
NSW Department of Planning, Environment, Resources and Energy – uranium exploration
USEFUL GOVERNMENT SITES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
IAEA: The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up in 1957 as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies
OECD-NEA - The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries based in Paris, France.
United Kingdom: Office for Nuclear Development (OND) – UK Government’s policy on nuclear energy and work currently under way in the OND.
United States: Office of Nuclear Energy - The Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) primary mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of making major contributions in meeting our Nation’s energy supply, environmental, and energy security needs.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) - The NRC is the independent government agency that the responsibility to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, promote the common defence and security, and protect the environment in the civilian use of nuclear materials in the United States.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission - Canada’s nuclear safety regulator
Government of India: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) – DAE is engaged in the design, construction and operation of nuclear power/research reactors and supporting nuclear fuel cycle technologies covering exploration, mining and processing of nuclear minerals, production of heavy water, nuclear fuel fabrication, fuel reprocessing and nuclear waste management.
United Arab Emirates: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) - is working to deliver safe, clean, efficient nuclear energy to the United Arab Emirates - energy that is needed to support the UAE’s social and economic growth.
French Nuclear Safety Authority: ASN – The French Nuclear Safety Authority is tasked, on behalf of the State, with regulating nuclear safety and radiation protection.
INFORMATION FROM THE URANIUM AND NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES
World Nuclear Association (WNA) – the WNA is the international organisation that promotes nuclear energy and supports the many companies that comprise the global nuclear industry.
Australian Nuclear Association – an independent incorporated scientific institution made up of persons drawn from the professions, business, government and universities, with an interest in nuclear topics.
American Nuclear Society (ANS) - The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology.
Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is a non-profit organization established in 1960 to represent the nuclear industry in Canada and promote the development and growth of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.
United Kingdom: Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) – The NIA is the trade association for the UK’s civil nuclear industry.
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) – The NEI’s objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.
European Nuclear Society (ENS) – ENS is a federation of 27 nuclear societies from 26 countries that promotes the advancement of science and engineering for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) - WNTI is dedicated to the safe, efficient and reliable transport of radioactive materials by sea, land, and air through the elaboration and application of appropriate national and international standards, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
Women In Nuclear Global (WiN Global) – is a world-wide non-profit making association of women working professionally in various fields of nuclear energy and radiation applications. WiN currently has around 25,000 members including national chapters’ members and individuals from 102 countries. WiN has over 30 national, regional and international chapters throughout the world, and is still growing. Membership includes women and men working professionally in medicine and health care, in regulatory authorities, in industry and as independent researchers. The members have a common commitment to provide information and communicate with the public.
Women In Nuclear – Australia – is the local chapter of Women in Nuclear Global), an international organisation which supports and encourages women working in applications of nuclear science, engineering and technology throughout the world.