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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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The number of workers at the former Magnox reactor is also expected to dwindle over coming years as de-fuelling continues, leading to the loss of more wellpaid jobs.
Besides, some research results on irradiated graphite material used in British Magnox reactors are also useful as [11-13].
Various options were considered and heavily canvassed, and the AGR, pretty much a direct descendant of the earlier Magnox reactors, was picked.
NDA and Eon - Magnox reactor that started generating in 1967 and is in the process of decommissioning.
On the nuclear side, it is in successful alliance/partnering contracts such as the Magnox Reactor Services Organisation Consortium.
Further, for dealing with Magnox reactor waste currently stored at Sellafield by containing it in concrete and getting it ready for long term storage, Box Encapsulation Plant project is created.
"They would be the lead partner in a consortium interested in a package for Wylfa that would include power generation, decommissioning of the existing Magnox reactor and disposal of waste as well as the new nuclear build project," said Mr Owen.
Wylfa, now the last operating Magnox reactor in the world, was originally scheduled to end generation in 2010 but this has been extended several times after plant bosses demonstrated to the regulators that it can continue to meet a stringent set of safety requirements.
BEP is designed to treat Magnox reactor waste currently stored at Sellafield by containing it in concrete and getting it ready for long term storage.
Last year, RWE npower and E.ON pulled out of the project to build the new Wylfa and replace another Magnox reactor at Oldbury, Gloucestershire.
Any new build at Wylfa would be on land owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority around the present station and construction would take place alongside the decommissioning of the site's aging 900MW Magnox reactor. Modern nuclear power stations are more compact than Magnox.
Nets will be used to keep birds, butterflies and insects away and fencing will keep out small animals at the Magnox reactor at Bradwell, Essex.