It had been estimated Wylfa Newydd could be worth more than PS20m a year in wages alone to the local economy throughout its 60-year life, creating 850 permanent jobs in an area decimated economically following the end of energy production at the former Magnox reactor
in 2015 and the closure of the Octel bromine works in 2005.
Newland, "Magnox reactor
graphite characterisation stage 2--final active analysis stage," Babcock Report TSG(11)0801, 2012.
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.K.--had come on line significantly earlier.
For instance, the annual physical inventory verification of the Wylfa magnox reactor
in north Wales revealed "the absence of an irradiated fuel element." A technical investigation panel report concluded that "the element must have been inadvertently dispatched to Sellafield", although this had yet to be confirmed by the re-processor.
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."
Each Magnox reactor
is unique so taking each one apart has its own very specific challenges.
Bosses have ordered a probe into the slip-up in the Magnox reactor
at Hunterston A, Ayrshire.
All eyes now turn to Wylfa power station on Anglesey as it becomes the final operating Magnox reactor
. It is due to cease generation later this year and will begin its own programme of defuelling in 2016.
Wylfa, now the last operating Magnox reactor
in the world, was originally scheduled to end generation in 2010.
npower, RWE and NDA - Magnox reactor
to cease in 2010.