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  • noun an early type of nuclear power station also used for the production of weapons-grade plutonium

Etymologies

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Abbreviation of magnesium non-oxidising

Examples

  • "After looking at different scenarios, we made the economic decision to end generation in February 2012," said a spokeswoman for Magnox, which is owned by U.S. nuclear services company Energy Solutions.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • These hold the leftovers from the nation's first civil reactor programme, a series of reactors known as Magnox plants.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • These hold the leftovers from the nation's first civil reactor programme, a series of reactors known as Magnox plants.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • These hold the leftovers from the nation's first civil reactor programme, a series of reactors known as Magnox plants.

    The Guardian World News

  • Without full planning permission it was already clearing the land for a third reactor to join the decades-old Hinkley Point A (built by Magnox) and Hinkley Point B (purchased by EDF from British Energy), reviving a scheme which had been explored and abandoned as unviable over twenty years ago.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • Magnox reactors that have high decommissioning waste volumes, decommissioning costs can reach $1.8 billion per reactor.

    Earth Policy Institute: The Flawed Economics of Nuclear Power

  • The presence of U-236 in particular means that most reprocessed uranium can be recycled only once - the main exception being in the UK with AGR fuel made from recycled Magnox uranium being reprocessed.

    Uranium enrichment

  • For instance, some 16,000 tonnes of RepU from Magnox reactors [2] in UK has been used to make about 1650 tonnes of enriched AGR fuel, via two enrichment plants.

    Uranium enrichment

  • The AGR was developed from the Magnox reactor, also graphite-moderated and CO2-cooled, and two of these are still operating in the UK.

    Nuclear power reactor

  • For instance, the Berkeley nuclear power station (2 x 138 MWe, Magnox reactors) closed for economic reasons in 1989 after 27 years of operation and defuelling was completed in 1992.

    Decommissioning nuclear facilities

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