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The Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) is a type of nuclear reactor designed and operated in the United Kingdom.
The Agreed Framework between the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was signed on October 21, 1994, between North Korea (DPRK) and the United States.
An alloy is a combination of metals or of a metal and another element.
Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.
Anglesey (Ynys Môn) is an island situated on the north coast of Wales with an area of.
Annan (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Anainn) is a town and former royal burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland.
"Atoms for Peace" was the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953.
B205 is the name of the Magnox nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield in northern England.
The bar is a metric unit of pressure, but is not approved as part of the International System of Units (SI).
Berkeley nuclear power station is a disused Magnox power station situated on the bank of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England.
Beryllium is a chemical element with symbol Be and atomic number 4.
Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5.
Bradwell nuclear power station is a partially decommissioned Magnox power station located on the Dengie peninsula at the mouth of the River Blackwater, Essex.
Bridgwater is a large historic market town and civil parish in Somerset, England.
British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) was a nuclear energy and fuels company owned by the UK Government.
In nuclear power technology, burnup (also known as fuel utilization) is a measure of how much energy is extracted from a primary nuclear fuel source.
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.
The Celsius scale, previously known as the centigrade scale, is a temperature scale used by the International System of Units (SI).
The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) was the cornerstone of the British electricity industry for almost forty years, from 1957 to privatisation in the 1990s.
A chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by-product causes additional reactions to take place.
Chapelcross was a Magnox nuclear power plant located near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland.
The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident.
A containment building, in its most common usage, is a reinforced steel or lead structure enclosing a nuclear reactor.
Cumbria is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The diagrid (a portmanteau of diagonal grid) is a framework of diagonally intersecting metal, concrete or wooden beams that is used in the construction of buildings and roofs.
Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries an Gallowa, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland and is located in the western Southern Uplands.
Dungeness nuclear power station may refer to either one or both of a pair of nuclear power stations, only one of which is still operational, located on the Dungeness headland in the south of Kent, England.
Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial produced by BBC Television in association with Lionheart Television International and originally broadcast in six fifty-five-minute episodes in late 1985.
Electric power is the rate, per unit time, at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
EnergySolutions (stylized as EnergySolutions), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the world's largest processors of low level waste (LLW), and is the largest nuclear waste company in the United States.
Enriched uranium is a type of uranium in which the percent composition of uranium-235 has been increased through the process of isotope separation.
Essex is a county in the East of England.
Fairlie is a village in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
A gamma ray or gamma radiation (symbol γ or \gamma), is penetrating electromagnetic radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei.
A gas-cooled reactor (GCR) is a nuclear reactor that uses graphite as a neutron moderator and carbon dioxide as coolant.
A generation II reactor is a design classification for a nuclear reactor, and refers to the class of commercial reactors built up to the end of the 1990s.
Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.
Graphite, archaically referred to as plumbago, is a crystalline allotrope of carbon, a semimetal, a native element mineral, and a form of coal.
A graphite reactor is a nuclear reactor that uses carbon as a neutron moderator, which allows un-enriched uranium to be used as nuclear fuel.
Gwynedd is a county in Wales, sharing borders with Powys, Conwy, Anglesey over the Menai Strait, and Ceredigion over the River Dyfi.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in Great Britain.
Heat capacity or thermal capacity is a measurable physical quantity equal to the ratio of the heat added to (or removed from) an object to the resulting temperature change.
A heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat between two or more fluids.
Helium (from lit) is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2.
Hinkley Point A nuclear power station is a decommissioned Magnox Nuclear power station located on a site in Somerset on the Bristol Channel coast, west of the River Parrett estuary.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Hunterston A nuclear power station was a Magnox power station located at Hunterston in Ayrshire, Scotland, adjacent to Hunterston B and is currently being decommissioned.
An interest rate is the amount of interest due per period, as a proportion of the amount lent, deposited or borrowed (called the principal sum).
The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is an independent, international, non-governmental organization, with the mission to provide recommendations and guidance on radiation protection.
Five nationwide popular referendums were held in Italy on 8 November 1987, with three questions about nuclear energy after the Chernobyl disaster, and two questions about justice.
Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, (27 May 1897 – 18 September 1967) was a British physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 for splitting the atomic nucleus with Ernest Walton, and was instrumental in the development of nuclear power.
John H. Large is an English consulting Chartered Engineer primarily known for his work in assessing and reporting upon nuclear safety and nuclear related accidents and incidents, work which has often featured in the media.
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.
Latina Nuclear Power Plant is a former nuclear power plant at Latina, Lazio, Italy.
Leiston is a town in east Suffolk, England, near Saxmundham and Aldeburgh, about from the North Sea coast, north-east of Ipswich and north-east of London.
The light-water reactor (LWR) is a type of thermal-neutron reactor that uses normal water, as opposed to heavy water, as both its coolant and neutron moderator – furthermore a solid form of fissile elements is used as fuel.
A loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) is a mode of failure for a nuclear reactor; if not managed effectively, the results of a LOCA could result in reactor core damage.
Magnesium is a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12.
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 contain fission products in nuclear reactors.
Magnox Ltd is a nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC) controlled by Cavendish Fluor Partnership, its designated Parent Body Organisation (PBO).
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
Natural uranium (NU, Unat) refers to uranium with the same isotopic ratio as found in nature.
In nuclear engineering, a neutron moderator is a medium that reduces the speed of fast neutrons, thereby turning them into thermal neutrons capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction involving uranium-235 or a similar fissile nuclide.
Neutron radiation is a form of ionizing radiation that presents as free neutrons.
North Ayrshire (Siorrachd Àir a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas in Scotland.
North Korea (Chosŏn'gŭl:조선; Hanja:朝鮮; Chosŏn), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea has a military nuclear weapons program and also has a significant quantity of chemical and biological weapons.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, formed by the Energy Act 2004.
Nuclear fuel is a substance that is used in nuclear power stations to produce heat to power turbines.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.
Nuclear power in the United Kingdom generates around a quarter of the country's electricity as of 2016, projected to rise to a third by 2035.
A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.
Nuclear reprocessing technology was developed to chemically separate and recover fissionable plutonium from spent nuclear fuel.
In October 1952, the United Kingdom (UK) became the third country to independently develop and test nuclear weapons.
Oldbury nuclear power station is a closed nuclear power station located on the south bank of the River Severn close to the village of Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire, England.
In nuclear power technology, online refuelling is a technique for changing the fuel of a nuclear reactor while the reactor is critical.
An operating temperature is the temperature at which an electrical or mechanical device operates.
Plutonium is a radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94.
Plutonium-239 is an isotope of plutonium.
Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) constitute the large majority of the world's nuclear power plants (notable exceptions being the United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada) and are one of three types of light water reactor (LWR), the other types being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and supercritical water reactors (SCWRs).
Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire, England, on the north bank of the River Ribble.
Prestressed concrete is a form of concrete used in construction which is "pre-stressed" by being placed under compression prior to supporting any loads beyond its own dead weight.
Reginald Maudling (7 March 1917 – 14 February 1979) was a British politician who held several Cabinet posts, including Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A scram or SCRAM is an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor.
Sellafield is a nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, close to the village of Seascale on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England.
The sievert (symbol: SvNot be confused with the sverdrup or the svedberg, two non-SI units that sometimes use the same symbol.) is a derived unit of ionizing radiation dose in the International System of Units (SI) and is a measure of the health effect of low levels of ionizing radiation on the human body.
Somerset (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west.
Southminster is a town and electoral ward on the Dengie peninsula in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England.
In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.
Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils.
A steam explosion is an explosion caused by violent boiling or flashing of water into steam, occurring when water is either superheated, rapidly heated by fine hot debris produced within it, or heated by the interaction of molten metals (as in a fuel–coolant interaction, or FCI, of molten nuclear-reactor fuel rods with water in a nuclear reactor core following a core-meltdown).
A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft.
Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.
T'aechŏn County is a ''kun'', or county, in central North P'yŏngan province, North Korea.
The was Japan's first commercial nuclear power plant.
The Engineer is a London-based monthly magazine covering the latest developments and business news in engineering and technology in the UK and internationally.
Thornbury is a market town and civil parish in South Gloucestershire district of the county of Gloucestershire, England, about 12 miles (19 km) north of Bristol.
Trawsfynydd nuclear power station is a former Magnox power station situated in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales.
The UNGG (Uranium Naturel Graphite Gaz) is an obsolete nuclear power reactor design developed by France.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of nuclear fusion power.
Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92.
The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.
Weapons-grade nuclear material is any fissionable nuclear material that is pure enough to be used to make a nuclear weapon or has properties that make it particularly suitable for nuclear weapons use.
West Kilbride (Cille Bhrìghde an Iar) is a village in North Ayrshire, Scotland, on the west coast by the Firth of Clyde, looking across the Firth of Clyde to Goat Fell and the Isle of Arran.
A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England.
The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history, ranked in severity at level 5 out of a possible 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
The World Nuclear Association (WNA) is the international organization that promotes nuclear power and supports the companies that comprise the global nuclear industry.
Wylfa Nuclear Power Station (Atomfa'r Wylfa) is a former Magnox power station situated west of Cemaes Bay on the island of Anglesey, North Wales.
The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center is North Korea's major nuclear facility, operating its first nuclear reactors.
Zirconium is a chemical element with symbol Zr and atomic number 40.