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magnox

(ˈmæɡnɒks)
n
(Nuclear Physics) an alloy consisting mostly of magnesium with small amounts of aluminium and other metals, used in fuel elements of nuclear reactors
[C20: from mag(nesium) n(o) ox(idation)]
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Back in May Magnox announced that up to 1,600 jobs could go at 12 of its UK sites in the period up to September 2016, although no specific site details were revealed at the time.
All eyes now turn to Wylfa power station on Anglesey as it becomes the final operating Magnox reactor.
Magnox blamed the cuts on the streamlining of the decommissioning process.
The company, which has worked with Magnox since 2005, will service seven sites that are currently being decommissioned, two that are being de-fuelled and Wylfa - the only remaining Magnox site that's still generating.
Magnox is responsible for managing 10 of the UK's first generation of nuclear power stations, and the new contract will involve Hertel providing scaffolding, mechanical and rope access, asbestos removal and insulation maintenance at sites over the next four years.
This protocol also increases the career choices available to Magnox staff who wish to continue to develop their careers in the nuclear industry.
NDA and Eon - Magnox reactor that started generating in 1967 and is in the process of decommissioning.
Judge Peter Fenn told the court that Magnox had missed an opportunity to check the safety of the sump and missed a "warning signal" - but he said the "environmental impact" of the leak had been "limited".
The AGR stations and the only PWR site (at Sizewell) are owned and operated by British Energy, while Magnox reactors at Oldbury in Gloucestershire and Wylfa in North Wales are owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
NDA's Magnox reactor sites are Dungeness A, Sizewell A, Bradwell, Berkeley, Hinkley Point A, Oldbury, Trawsfynydd, Wylfa, Chapelcross, Hunterston A.
Confidential Whitehall documents reveal that years later UN inspectors asked Britain for copies of the Magnox blueprint so they could do their jobs properly.
Magnox Ltd is the management and operations contractor responsible for 10 of the UK's first generation of nuclear power stations on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, including Oldbury, the world's oldest operating nuclear power station.