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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Each Magnox reactor is unique so taking each one apart has its own very specific challenges.
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.
The only other UK commercial nuclear is the last remaining previous generation plant, the Magnox reactor at Wylfa in North Wales, which is due to go out of service in 2014.
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.
nuclear power units fails to note that the world's first civil nuclear reactor--the Calder Hall gas-cooled Magnox reactor in Cumbria, U.
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.
Bosses have ordered a probe into the slip-up in the Magnox reactor at Hunterston A, Ayrshire.
Wylfa, now the last operating Magnox reactor in the world, was originally scheduled to end generation in 2010 but this has been extended several times after plant bosses demonstrated to the regulators that it can continue to meet a stringent set of safety requirements.
Further, for dealing with Magnox reactor waste currently stored at Sellafield by containing it in concrete and getting it ready for long term storage, Box Encapsulation Plant project is created.