Nuclear waste solutions
Combining scientific expertise with more than $1.3 billion in unique operational assets to provide optimal radioactive waste solutions
A key player, globally
Providing safe, sustainable, economical waste solutions
ANSTO provides guidance and support for activities associated with the entire waste management cycle; from retrieval to testing; storage, to final disposal and everything in between.
ANSTO services meet regulatory requirements and international best practice standards.
Decontamination and decommissioning
Historical buildings and sites often have waste remaining from past activities. We help you safely relocate the waste, decontaminate the area and prepare it for safe reuse or demolishing.
We offer safe, secure and sustainable management services for sealed radioactive sources which are no longer in use.
Infrastructure design and construction
If your organisation requires in-house waste management capabilities, you can access ANSTO’s skills and know-how to help you design and construct safe, efficient, waste storage and processing infrastructure.
Processing, treatment and packaging
ANSTO can process your radioactive waste in our facilities. We can reduce the volume and size of solid waste, solidify liquid wastes and stabilise, and finally package it suitable transport packages to facilitate safe transport, storage and disposal.
Recycling of nuclear material
There are many uses for radioactive materials leftover from nuclear applications. We are specialists in the reuse and recycling of surplus chemicals and materials.
Our team has experience in developing regulatory submissions and reports for Commonwealth, State and Territory regulators. We can assist you with your regulatory submissions and engagements on radiation and nuclear safety matters.
Testing and analysis of waste to determine its radioactivity, chemical, physical and biological properties in order to determine the applicable regulatory classification and inform management pathways.
Waste management products
Keeping your waste holdings information up to date helps maintain licences, manage finances and efficiently plan waste management processes.
Our team has decades of experience in creating, developing, and maintaining radioactive waste information inventories.
Graphite, thorium, and more
ANSTO supplies nuclear material such as graphite, thorium and other compounds for approved applications.
Safe for transport
ANSTO is the Oceania region’s distributor of TRU-Shield® Range of Lead-Lined, Type A, IP-2 & IP-3 certified Transportation / Storage Packages and NuPac®-20 Range of IP-2 (49 CFR §173.411(6) / ISO-1496 Certified) Transportation and Storage Containers.