The High Flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor (HANARO) reached initial criticality in February 1995 and began normal operations in January 1996. The HANARO reactor has an open tank in-pool for easy access, and the core uses a combination of a light water cooled and moderated inner core, and a light and heavy water moderated outer core. The inner core has 28 fuel sites and three test sites. Irradiation and beam experiment facilities are located in the same facility as the HANARO reactor.
HANARO is used for neutron beam applications, fuel and material irradiation, nuclear fuel testing, neutron activation analysis, radioisotope production, neutron transmutation doping, and the development of nuclear materials.
(Text partially retrieved from the Nuclear Threat Initiative website.)