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magnox

an alloy consisting mostly of magnesium with small amounts of aluminium and other metals, used in fuel elements of nuclear reactors
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The contract addresses eight of the defuelling/decommissioning Magnox reactors (it excludes Calder Hall) and the two operating Magnox reactor sites; and covers a broad range of skills and services to be provided through a mixture of short- and long-term secondments, fixed price packages, and target performance incentive arrangements.
Ownership and financial responsibility for the 10 Magnox Reactor sites transferred to the NDA on 1 April 2005.
Wylfa, now the last operating Magnox reactor in the world, was originally scheduled to end generation in 2010 but this has been extended several times after plant bosses demonstrated to the regulators that it can continue to meet a stringent set of safety requirements.
Further, for dealing with Magnox reactor waste currently stored at Sellafield by containing it in concrete and getting it ready for long term storage, Box Encapsulation Plant project is created.
npower, RWE and NDA - Magnox reactor to cease in 2010.
The sale will be of the entire share capital of a new wholly-owned business called Reactor Sites Management Company, which is responsible for the management of the Magnox reactor sites in the UK.
On the nuclear side, it is in successful alliance/partnering contracts such as the Magnox Reactor Services Organisation Consortium.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has awarded a contract to the Cavendish Fluor Partnership, a joint venture between Babcock and Fluor, for managing the massive clean-up of the country s Magnox reactor sites for the next 14 years.
Employees atWylfa, one of the last two Magnox reactor sites to continue generating electricity, are urging the council to acknowledge the future development use of land next to the current power station.
They would be the lead partner in a consortium interested in a package for Wylfa that would include power generation, decommissioning of the existing Magnox reactor and disposal of waste as well as the new nuclear build project," said Mr Owen.
Any new build at Wylfa would be on land owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority around the present station and construction would take place alongside the decommissioning of the site's aging 900MW Magnox reactor.