HIFAR facility

Exploring Nuclear Reactors for Research and Development

Compared to a power reactor which produces heat for electricity, a research reactor like HIFAR is solely a “neutron factory” for scientific research and the production of radioisotopes. These are essential in medical diagnosis and cancer therapy. 

How Much Radiation is Safe for Humans?

At very low doses, radiation poses low risk to a person’s health. For short term, above 500 mSv is a dangerous amount but highly unlikely to be received in a short period of time.