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Keith Fredrick Alder

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Director

Local Address:  Harwell , United Kingdom
AAEC
 
Background

Employment History

  • Senior Lecturer
    The University of Melbourne
  • Senior Scientific Officer for the Ministry
    Supply Atomic Weapons
  • Metallurgist for the Tungsten Plant Ammunition Factory
    Footscray
  • Director
    Lucas Heights Research Establishment

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • AM FTSE MSc
  • science masters
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VK2AXN--- Keith Alder, former chief of AAEC
The history of the AAEC has ...
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The history of the AAEC has been very concisely recorded by its long-time director Keith Alder in a 1996 book, tellingly titled, Australia's Uranium Opportunities: How Her Scientists and Engineers Tried to bring Her into the Nuclear Age but were Stymied by Politics.
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However, Alder maintains, "In retrospect, the Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Station would have been a tremendous bargain if it had gone ahead....
www.smh.com.au - Fuel for thought: nuke debate heats up
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Retired nuclear scientist Keith Adler, formerly the head of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission, recently told a federal inquiry that anti-nuclear views were commonly taught in schools in the early 1980s.
"At [the] Lucas Heights [nuclear research centre] we had the experience of sending literature to high schools and it coming back, sometimes torn in half," he said.
www.smh.com.au - Fuel for thought: nuke debate heats up
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Retired nuclear scientist Keith Adler, formerly the head of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission, recently told a federal inquiry that anti-nuclear views were commonly taught in schools in the early 1980s.
"At [the] Lucas Heights [nuclear research centre] we had the experience of sending literature to high schools and it coming back, sometimes torn in half," he said.
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Australia Should Establish a Nuclear Power Industryu in the 21st Century, Keith AlderATSE - Alder
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Keith Alder
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Keith F. Alder AM FTSE MScKeith Alder graduated in Metallurgy in 1943 at the University of Melbourne and after periods in research, industry and lecturing, joined a team in the UK Ministry of Supply for two years of research on nuclear materials. He joined the newly-formed Australian Atomic Energy Commission in 1953, and then spent four years at Harwell in the UK working on nuclear reactor fuels.He returned to Australia in 1957 as Head of Metallurgy for the AAEC.He became Director of the Lucas Heights Research Establishment in 1961, a Commissioner in 1968, the AAEC's General Manager in 1976, and retired in 1982.His principal tasks in the AAEC were technical management of the Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Station project, Australia's international uranium enrichment studies, and initiation of the AAEC's own uranium enrichment research programme.
Keith Alder AM FTSEFormerly General Manager and CommissionerAustralian Atomic Energy Commissionemail: kandpa@bigpond.com
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