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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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It's a meticulous process and it takes time but we have the skills, the knowledge and the people to safely and securely deliver the Magnox work programme.
The new deal comes after a two- year extension to the original term, which has seen the global support services and construction group working with Magnox since 2013, offering a comprehensive range of services across the 12 sites.
Magnox Ltd must comply with the requirements of the improvement notice by July 28.
Because of modern volume reduction techniques reducing the amount of waste packages produced at Bradwell and other sites, Magnox state more can now be stored in Bradwell, which they estimate will save UK taxpayers [pounds sterling]30 million.
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.
LLWR is acting on behalf of Magnox Ltd for the procurement and contract management of the project, which is scheduled to take place in 2013.
The unique partnership has seen the unit move into a purpose-built facility to provide a learning and development service to all 12 Magnox sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
Magnox, found guilty earlier this month, was also told to pay pounds 150,000 costs.
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 contract was undertaken at Magnox North's Wylfa site on Anglesey in North Wales, during the annual outage, and involved work in the turbine, boiler and numerous other areas of the plant.