advanced gas-cooled reactor


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advanced gas-cooled reactor

[əd′vanst ′gas ¦küld rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A power-generating nuclear reactor which has steel-clad uranium dioxide fuel elements and is cooled by carbon dioxide gas.
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Westinghouse is a global nuclear fuel provider for pressurized water reactors (PWRs), including Russian VVER reactors, as well as boiling water reactors (BWRs) and advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs).
The UK has three types of reactor - ageing Magnox, gas-cooled reactors; Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs) and Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs)
In England, where public inquiries were scrapped for all the advanced gas-cooled reactors, an average 10-year construction over-run resulted.
December 2006: BBC's File on Four programme reports that the graphite cores in our advanced gas-cooled reactors are crumbling.
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