gas-cooled reactor


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gas-cooled reactor

[′gas ‚küld rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which a gas, such as air, carbon dioxide, or helium, is used as a coolant.
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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.
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