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WAGR generated 33MW of energy from enriched uranium rods inserted into 247 fuel channels running vertically through its graphite core. Fuel was installed in the core via corresponding channels in a concrete neutron shield and steel hot gas manifold above. Core, shield and hot box are supported by a 1.5m tall steel diagrid, sitting above a conical steel tundish intended to catch any debris from the core. The whole assembly is contained within an insulated steel pressure vessel, in turn ...

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