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de·fu·el

 (dē-fyo͞o′əl)
tr.v. de·fu·eled, de·fu·el·ing, de·fu·els also de·fu·elled or de·fu·el·ling
To remove the fuel from: defuel a rocket.

defuel

(diːˈfjʊəl)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) to remove the fuel from (a vehicle or aircraft)
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We envisage that the defuelling programme will complete in mid to late 2019, with everyone working hard to achieve this target.
A Magnox spokeswoman said: "Around 90 people have now left Wylfa as part of the reorganisation and move to the new defuelling structure.
Chapelcross' own nuclear rods were removed last year after a major defuelling project and the site is currently being decommissioned.
It adds: "Further progress will be made in defuelling at Chapelcross, Sizewell A and Dungeness A, with generation continuing at Oldbury and Wylfa.
In one, a basket of irradiated fuel elements was dropped during routine defuelling of Reactor 3, while a worker was also exposed to an irradiated fuel dement during refuelling of Reactor 2.
Also, refuelling and defuelling of the tank group systems shall be done simultaneously via the refuelling line, using one common coupling.
Two months earlier a "grab-release" mechanism failed during another defuelling operation.
Meanwhile, a CASA spokesperson said that light aircraft operators must follow safety procedures when removing fuel because `there is a high explosive risk during defuelling of aircraft` and he particularly warned against people using their mouths to start fuel syphoning due to the carcinogenic properties of the fuel.
Defuelling had been carried on earlier in the day and gasoline had somehow been discharged into the harbour.
In addition, management-ignited fires on some 1,300 acres a year, mostly on the fuelly floor of Yosemite Valley, are set annually for defuelling and wildlife-habitat enhancement purposes.
The rest of the Magnox stations are at various stages of defuelling or decommissioning.
As per the contract to the site owner the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Magnox is in charge of the decommissioning of Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Harwell, Hinkley Point A, Hunterston A, Oldbury, Oldbury Techincal Centre, Sizewell A, Trawsfynydd and Winfrith, defuelling at Wylfa and electricity generation at Maentwrog.