advanced gas-cooled reactor


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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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It reprocesses used nuclear fuel mainly from advanced gas-cooled reactors and light water reactors to produce recycled uranium and plutonium.
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