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Thursday, 21 February 1980
Page: 304


Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for National Development and Energy, upon notice, on 22 November 1 979:

Has the Government determined the exact alternative sources of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals normally supplied by the Australian Atomic Energy Commission; if so, what are they.


Mr Anthony - The Minister for National Development and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Yes. Radioisotopes and the radiopharmaceuticals normally supplied by the Australian Atomic Energy Commission are, where practical, being purchased in bulk from overseas suppliers and being processed and dispensed at Lucas Heights during shutdown of HIFAR. The suppliers are Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (Canada), and The Radiochemical Centre, Amersham ( U.K. ).







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