magnox reactor


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magnox reactor

n
(Nuclear Physics) a nuclear reactor using carbon dioxide as the coolant, graphite as the moderator, and uranium cased in magnox as the fuel
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magnox reactor

[ˈmægnɒksriːˈæktəʳ] Nreactor m magnox
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All eyes now turn to Wylfa power station on Anglesey as it becomes the final operating Magnox reactor.
Wylfa, now the last operating Magnox reactor in the world, was originally scheduled to end generation in 2010.
ON pulled out of the project to build the new Wylfa and replace another Magnox reactor at Oldbury, Gloucestershire.
At the moment the waste from the 980MW Wylfa, which is set to be decommissioned in December, is sent to Sellafield to be reprocessed and recycled as fuel for the Magnox reactor.
Magnox Electric holds contracts with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the management, operation, and decommissioning of ten of the UK's Magnox Reactor sites, at a budgeted cost of approximately $1 billion annually.
NDA's Magnox reactor sites are Dungeness A, Sizewell A, Bradwell, Berkeley, Hinkley Point A, Oldbury, Trawsfynydd, Wylfa, Chapelcross, Hunterston A.
For instance, the annual physical inventory verification of the Wylfa magnox reactor in north Wales revealed "the absence of an irradiated fuel element.
We have fears about high levels of storage of liquid radio active material, because of the ageing Magnox Reactor and, not least, fears of a major accident or terrorist incident on our doorstep with unthinkable consequences.
BEP is designed to treat Magnox reactor waste currently stored at Sellafield by containing it in concrete and getting it ready for long term storage.
More than two decades later, in October 1984, the Western Mail reported that the largest Magnox reactor in the UK, at Wylfa on Anglesey, had also been used to provide plutonium for the military.
It holds contracts on civil nuclear sites, including Sellafield and Magnox reactor sites, and is also involved in work on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, Department for Trade and Industry and the Home Office.
Bosses have ordered a probe into the slip-up in the Magnox reactor at Hunterston A, Ayrshire.