Moata research reactor
Moata was one of ANSTO’s first reactors and operated successfully for 34 years until 1995. It was a small 100 kW research reactor and was initially used for research and training and later included activation analysis and neutron radiography. Moata also played an important role in aircraft safety.
Commercially, Moata was used for approximately 15 per cent of all procedures world-wide involving radiography to check the structural soundness of jet engine turbine blades. The reactor was also an important tool for Australia’s uranium mining industry, providing rapid and accurate measurements of ore.
Read more about the decommissioning process.