Emergency Preparedness & Response
- KINS operates the technical advisory system called AtomCARE(Automic Computerized technical Advisory system for a Radiological Emergency) to provide the technical support to cope with radiological emergency for nuclear facilities and also reacts to emergencies, including those arising from terrorism, nuclear weapon tests or natural events.
- Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Preparedness
- Normally the safety parameters of operating reactors are collected continuously and displayed at the SIDS(Safety Information Display System) for monitoring emergency situation and technical advice.
- In case of emergency, the National Radiological Emergency Response Plan is activated under the direction of the NSSC(Nuclear Safety and Security Commission). KINS establishes the Radiological Emergency Technical Advisory Center(RETAC) and dispatches the Off-site Emergency Technical support team including environmental monitoring experts.
- KINS assesses the emergency response capabilities of nuclear licenseeby inspecting the emergency response facilities and equipment, and evaluating the exercises.
[Radiological Emergency Preparedness & Response Scheme]
- Nationwide Environmental Radiation Monitoring
- Apart from and in addition to the monitoring conducted by the operators, KINS monitors and verifies the environmental quality control activities of the operators.
- Nationwide regional monitoring stations routinely analyze the radioactivity in the airborne particles, fallout, precipitation, agricultural products, soil, tap water and milk for early detection of radiation incidents or symptoms of radiation contamination to provide for a timely response.
- Since 1997 KINS has been operating its Automated National Environmental Monitoring Network consisting of 128 radiation monitoring stations interconnected with the central monitoring station at KINS’ headquarters in Daejeon.
[Nationwide Radiation Monitoring Network, as of May 2014]