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  • n. an alloy of magnesium and aluminium used, with a non-oxidizing cover, as cladding for fuel rods in Magnox nuclear power stations


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  • Intermediate level waste mainly comprising magnox fuel cladding was stored under water within the facility.

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  • The biggest threat was to Thorp because the remaining two evaporators were needed to deal with the high hazard radioactive liquor stocks and magnox reprocessing.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • I speculate that this is probably because magnox alloy, being non-radioactive, is harder to detect than uranium.


  • As Vitaly Fedchenko explains in this excellent article environmental samples are first screened by the IAEA using high resolution gamma ray spectrometry to detect radioactive particles-and that ain't much help in looking for magnox alloy.


  • This leads me to conclude the particles must be metallic uranium as this is what's used in magnox fuel.



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