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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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Tim Dunham, Magnox head of nuclear operations, said: "This is a proud moment for the site in its vital contribution to closing out the Magnox fuel cycle.
Given our strong partnership with Magnox, we are extremely well placed to continue to drive the improvements in service performance the company needs while also cutting expenditure, said Guy Bruce, Managing Director infrastructure and industrial, at Interserve.
A representative of Magnox said: "This plan has been developed following years of dialogue with specialists and several workshops and community events.
Magnox said: "We will seek wherever possible for these reductions to be through voluntary means.
David Fitzsimons, Hertel UK and Ireland managing director, said the Magnox deal was the third major nuclear framework contract won by the company in the last year.
Hertel, which has worked with Magnox since 2005, will operate at Hunterston A, Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Hinkley Point A, Trawsfynydd, Oldbury, Sizewell A and Wylfa in Anglesey.
Mandy Walker, Learning and Development Manager for Magnox Ltd, said: "The relocation of our Learning and Development Services team to Coleg Menai enables us to work more closely with the college, who are an Approved Provider of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, to deliver training and qualifications to a recognised standard.
It is the second time in eight years that Magnox has been fined for breaching legislation governing nuclear waste disposal and plantmaintenance.
Our site team was proud to be highly commended for meeting Magnox North's stringent safety requirements, successfully completing the scope of works, and for the use of operational experience and feedback.
The AGR stations and the only PWR site (at Sizewell) are owned and operated by British Energy, while Magnox reactors at Oldbury in Gloucestershire and Wylfa in North Wales are owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
There are two reprocessing plants at Sellafield, the Magnox reprocessing plant,for fuel from the first generation of British reactors, and Thorp, that reprocesses fuel from the latest reactors for British and overseas customers.
They were snatched by Soviet spies during the Cold War and passed to the North Koreans, who then used them to build the Yongbyon Magnox plant.