A nuclear reactor may be operating in your house but the odds are you’ve never even heard of it.
So what is a nuclear reactor?
It’s a nuclear power station that generates electricity by using radioactive material called spent fuel.
It can be a nuclear plant or it can be just a huge power station with an underground nuclear reactor, which is basically the same thing.
It’s been operating since the late 1960s, but it’s now only about 10 years old and has a lifespan of about 40 years.
It generates electricity with spent fuel, which can include uranium or plutonium.
If there’s an accident at a nuclear station, the plant can cause significant damage and radiation to surrounding areas.
But if you’re in your own home and you’re a regular visitor to the area, you can be at higher risk.
What you need to know about nuclear power in Australia 1:08:38 Nuclear reactors have been operating in Australia since the 1960s.
The Australian Nuclear Safety Commission (ANSCOM) says it’s been in operation for more than 80 years.
Here are some key things you need know about the reactors.
What happens to spent fuel?
When a nuclear facility gets hit by an earthquake, a lot of spent fuel is released.
These materials are very hard to extract and can take decades to get to a waste dump site.
So the radioactive material is released into the environment.
What are the safety protocols?
ANSCOM is the regulatory body for nuclear power, which means it regulates the safety of nuclear power plants.
In some cases, they’re regulated by the federal government, but in others, they can be regulated by individual states.
Nuclear reactors can only produce power if there’s a continuous supply of energy.
When the power plant shuts down, it doesn’t generate new power, but rather the radioactive waste from that power plant is stored in the ground for a period of time.
In the event of an accident, this radioactive waste can be released.
How do you know if there is a safety problem?
You can check whether there is an accident by calling the Nuclear Safety Information Service (NSIS).
They have a number of websites that can help you determine if a nuclear site is safe or not.
The National Nuclear Safety Authority (NNSA) has a website where you can also find out what precautions to take to reduce your risk.
Do I need to get a permit to visit a nuclear project?
Yes, you need a permit.
You’ll need to complete an application to get an inspection, which includes a safety inspection and safety assessment.
If you have a valid permit, you will be able to enter the site.
You may also have to submit an emergency request, which will get you access to restricted areas of the site and will involve your neighbours.
When will I get an accident report?
ANSOM says they will publish a detailed accident report in a few weeks time, but this will only be for nuclear plants that are operating in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
There is a risk that if an accident occurs in a nuclear base, the nuclear operator may shut down the site, so you may need to evacuate before the accident report is published.
How will I know if a reactor is operating?
There are several types of safety inspections, which you can view at your local ANSOCOM office.
There’s a full-scale inspection at your home and the nuclear safety inspection is a smaller scale.
The full-sized inspection is usually conducted by a nuclear safety officer, and the safety inspection involves a full scale inspection of the whole site.
If a reactor does have a safety issue, ANSOS will publish an emergency response plan that includes how to safely evacuate and to prepare for any possible nuclear accident.
What if I don’t have a permit?
You may need a temporary permit, which costs $40,000.
It only applies if you live in a rural area and you can prove to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that you can access restricted areas.
If your home is not in an urban area, ANSSOM will recommend that you seek the help of a professional safety inspector.
You can also contact your local state or territory authority.
What do I do if I see a radioactive material in my neighbourhood?
ANSSOCOM is an organisation that provides information on nuclear safety, safety inspection, and emergency response.
If an incident is reported to ANSSOS, you’ll need the information from ANSSO.
You might also contact the Nuclear Accident Investigation Branch.
The ANSSOs Nuclear Safety Officer will check to see if there has been any radioactive material present in your neighbourhood, and they’ll give you advice about what you should do if there are concerns.
You could also contact a local community service provider.
What is the National Nuclear Security Strategy?
It sets out a framework for nuclear security and is a set of guidelines to ensure safety and security of nuclear installations and their operations.
It also includes guidelines for community safety.
It has been updated over the past 20 years.
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