Magnox

Magnox is a now obsolete type of nuclear power reactor which was designed and is still in use in the United Kingdom, and was exported to other countries, both as a power plant, and, when operated accordingly, as a producer of plutonium for nuclear weapons. The name magnox comes from the alloy used to clad the fuel rods inside the reactor.

Wylfa Nuclear Generating Facility contains the world's last operating Magnox reactor.

Read more about MagnoxGeneral Description, Economics, Safety, Reactors Built, Gas Cooled Reactors, Decommissioning, List of Magnox Reactors in The UK, Magnox Reactors Exported From The UK

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Nuclear Energy In The United Kingdom - Power Stations - Retired
... started Connected to grid Commercial operation Closure Calder Hall Magnox 2003 ... Chapelcross Magnox 2004 ... Berkeley Magnox 1989 ... Bradwell Magnox 1957. 1962 ...
UNGG Reactor
... It was developed independently of and in parallel to the British Magnox design, and to meet similar requirements ... fuel rod orientation, rather than the vertical orientation used in the Magnox reactor ... alloy in the UNGG, as opposed to magnesium-aluminium in Magnox ...
B205
... B205 is the name of the Magnox nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield in northern England ... B205 plant has handled over 35,000 tons of expended magnox fuel, and returned over 15,000 tons of uranium to the fuel cycle ... process of discontinuing the use of all Magnox fueled reactors, with a target date of 2010, and the B205 plant is slated for decommissioning around 2012 ...
Magnox (alloy)
... Magnox is an alloy—mainly of magnesium with small amounts of aluminium and other metals—used in cladding unenriched uranium metal fuel with a non-oxidising covering to ... Magnox is short for Magnesium non-oxidising ...