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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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December 2006: BBC's File on Four programme reports that the graphite cores in our advanced gas-cooled reactors are crumbling.
And an expert source reckons similar problems could beset all advanced gas-cooled reactors.
The French state-owned utility runs14 advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs), which supply about 18% of the UK's power.
In support of ageing management of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGRs) in Britain, a new graphite irradiation research project has been started.
It reprocesses used nuclear fuel mainly from advanced gas-cooled reactors and light water reactors to produce recycled uranium and plutonium.
Westinghouse is a single-source global nuclear fuel provider for pressurized water reactors (PWRs), including Russian-designed VVER reactors, as well as BWRs and advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs).
fleet of advanced gas-cooled reactors, and pressurised water reactor fuel for export.
The 1,288MW station uses two parallel 610MWe (nominal) advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs), although these no longer run at full power.
With a combined capacity of around 9,000 MW, EDF Energy owns and operates eight existing nuclear power stations, which operate two types of reactors - advanced gas-cooled reactors and a single pressurised water reactor at its Sizewell B site.
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