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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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December 2006: BBC's File on Four programme reports that the graphite cores in our advanced gas-cooled reactors are crumbling.
And an expert source reckons similar problems could beset all advanced gas-cooled reactors.
fleet of advanced gas-cooled reactors, and pressurised water reactor fuel for export.
The 1,288MW station uses two parallel 610MWe (nominal) advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs), although these no longer run at full power.
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