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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Page: 429

Mr Uren asked the Minister representing the Minister for National Development and Energy, upon notice, on 23 April 1980:

Can the Minister state whether Cobalt 60 was added to any British nuclear weapons tested in Australia; if so, (a) to what weapons was it added, and (b) what were the purposes of the additions.

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

I am advised that Cobalt 60 was incorporated for diagnostic purposes in small quantities and on an experimental basis in the Tadje Test explosion at Maralinga on 14 September 1957.

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