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graphite-moderated reactor

[′gra‚fīt ¦mäd·ə‚rād·əd rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which graphite is the principal moderating material.
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North Korea declared April 2 that it will restart its 5 megawatt graphite moderated reactor in the country's Yongbyon nuclear complex, a move that would allow Pyongyang to extract weapons-grade plutonium from spent fuel rods.
The DPRK said it will restart operations at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, including a uranium enrichment plant and a five-megawatt graphite moderated reactor that had been " mothballed and disabled" since October 2007 under an agreement reached at the six-party talks.
The country has 32 operating nuclear reactors which are of Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) and Light Water cooled Graphite moderated Reactor (LWGR) type.
Furthermore the dimensions of the building are similar to a 25-megawatt gas-cooled graphite moderated reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex in North Korea, the report read.
The DPRK said it will restart operations at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, including a uranium enrichment plant and a five- megawatt graphite moderated reactor that had been "mothballed and disabled" since October 2007 under an agreement reached at the six- party talks.
The 166,000 kilowatt nuclear power plant, Japan's only gas-cooled, graphite moderated reactor, started operation in July 1966.
7 million under the US International nuclear safety program to provide a set of simulator models based on the Graphite Moderated Reactor design and to provide for training center enhancements for the Russian and Ukrainian nuclear regulators.
The National Intelligence Service reported that the five Megawatt graphite moderated reactor has restarted operations.
The IAEA has been monitoring since November 1994 the freeze of the North's graphite moderated reactors and related facilities at Nyongbyong, and has maintained a continuous inspector presence at that site.