The safety risk is radiation leaks during normal operation or accidents. Therefore safety is always a priority to prevent radiation leakages. Safety is guaranteed through safe design, safe equipment, and safe management. We have skilled personnel operating the facilities to prevent any human errors.
Firstly, we prevent any breakaways from safety
• Power plants are equipped with safety facilities based on adequate safety designs (multiple, various, independent). Therefore when operations break away from the norm, the nuclear reactors are designed to halt by the reactor protection system. This sudden halt is the safest safety measure. When the reactor is at a halt, nuclear fission is stopped and the danger is neutralized.
Second, accidents do not snowball and safety is maintained.
• Even if there were to be a major accident (loss of coolant) or a malfunction leads to an accident, the operators will run the safety facilities to restore safety. If any radioactive material were to leak out, it would all be trapped in the containment unit, preventing any accidents to occur.
• The greatest accident would be when the reactor overhears and leads to a core meltdown. The reactors are sufficiently cooled down with the ‘Emergency Core Cooling System’ before it is overheated, and this safety measure is doubly installed. These nuclear power plants are equipped with safety facilities prepared for the worst case scenarios and are run by skilled operators to ensure its safety.
Third, operators and mechanics are regularly educated and trained
• Regular education and training sessions are provided at the “Nuclear Education Institute” for the nuclear power plants’ operators and mechanics. They train with simulators that perfectly mimic the power plants’ central control room, preparing for abnormalities and accidents.