That's right, idiots. With 50 years of a very-well researched nuclear industry behind them, the designers of the newly built OPAL reactor forgot to make it missile proof. Is intelligence a rare trait nowadays, or has its use gone out of fashion? More here.
The old reactor was, if memory serves, the size of a washing machine, produced enough power to boil a kettle of water, and was a good 40 years old. The new one is more efficient, and naturally, far superiour in safety. The research reactor, among other things, is used for neutron diffraction where they analyse and obtain the shape and characteristics of various materials, and even DNA. The byproducts are used to make radioactive medicines for all of Australia and even the proudly "nuclear free" New Zealand.
Ironically, an old professor of mine uses the reactor to study certain hydrogen-storing techniques in order to devise better, more environmentally-friendly fuel storage devices for greener cars.