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graphite-moderated reactor

[′gra‚fīt ¦mäd·ə‚rād·əd rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor in which graphite is the principal moderating material.
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The National Intelligence Service reported that the five Megawatt graphite moderated reactor has restarted operations.
North Korea declared April 2 that it will restart its 5 megawatt graphite moderated reactor in the country's Yongbyon nuclear complex, a move that would allow Pyongyang to extract weapons-grade plutonium from spent fuel rods.
The DPRK said it will restart operations at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, including a uranium enrichment plant and a five-megawatt graphite moderated reactor that had been " mothballed and disabled" since October 2007 under an agreement reached at the six-party talks.
Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), Gas Cooled Reactor (GCR) and Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR), Light Water Cooled Graphite Moderated Reactor (LWGR) and Pressurized Heavy Water Moderated Reactor (PHWR).
Furthermore the dimensions of the building are similar to a 25-megawatt gas-cooled graphite moderated reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex in North Korea, the report read.
The DPRK said it will restart operations at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, including a uranium enrichment plant and a five- megawatt graphite moderated reactor that had been "mothballed and disabled" since October 2007 under an agreement reached at the six- party talks.
The 166,000 kilowatt nuclear power plant, Japan's only gas-cooled, graphite moderated reactor, started operation in July 1966.
The IAEA has been monitoring since November 1994 the freeze of the North's graphite moderated reactors and related facilities at Nyongbyong, and has maintained a continuous inspector presence at that site.
agreed to supply North Korea with two light-water nuclear reactors incapable of producing weapons-grade plutonium in return for Pyongyang's agreement to freeze and eventually dismantle its graphite moderated reactors, which were suspected of supplying a secret nuclear weapons program.