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Britain is thus committed to a reactor design that has yet to produce power anywhere in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About 20 of the irregularities involved components intended to be used in the new reactor in Flamanville. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The factory made a reactor vessel head of the same kind for Hinkley Point. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are also concerns about weak spots in the steel reactor pressure vessel at Flamanville - a key piece of equipment which houses the reactor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They hope to use the reactors as a showcase for their nuclear technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The nuclear reactor that powers the boat is in sleep mode. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Industry experts think it will build two reactors at each site. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They hope it will bring down the heat in reactors one and two today. The Sun (2011)Thick containment shields cover the best designed nuclear reactors. Christianity Today (2000)There are other ways of building nuclear reactors. Oliver Morton Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)The steam increases pressure within the reactor vessel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sites could host up to three new nuclear reactors each. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Small reactors have been used for decades in universities and hospitals for research. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Near one of the reactors the surrounding area has subsided by more than a yard. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Politicians spent years on the proposal for a new reactor. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Low enrichment is used to fuel reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It also oversees the safety case for new reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is the first nuclear power reactor to be built anywhere in Europe for ten years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will hold all the waste needed over the planned 50-year lifetime of the first two reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The reactor was designed with a built-in danger. Fisher, David E. Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)This would mean bringing down the temperature within the reactor's pressure vessels. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The back section is fitted with the nuclear reactor, which powers the submarine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If this increases too much, rupture of the reactor vessel is possible. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We only have one nuclear reactor in the Netherlands so there would be big advantages to a shared solution. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The launch could be postponed if there are delays in government safety assessment of the reactor designs, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The government of Ontario was recently quoted almost 14 billion for two reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The new submarine has been fitted with a nuclear reactor whose fuel will last throughout the boat's service with the Navy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There has been some progress: planning laws were changed in 2010 to streamline the process of getting approval to build new reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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Translations for 'reactor'

British English: reactor /rɪˈæktə/ NOUN
A reactor is a device which produces nuclear energy.
  • American English: reactor
  • Arabic: مُفَاعِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: reator
  • Chinese: 反应堆
  • Croatian: reaktor
  • Czech: reaktor
  • Danish: reaktor
  • Dutch: kernreactor
  • European Spanish: reactor
  • Finnish: reaktori
  • French: réacteur
  • German: Reaktor
  • Greek: αντιδραστήρας
  • Italian: reattore
  • Japanese: 原子炉
  • Korean: 원자로
  • Norwegian: reaktor
  • Polish: reaktor
  • European Portuguese: reator
  • Romanian: reactor
  • Russian: реактор
  • Latin American Spanish: reactor
  • Swedish: reaktor
  • Thai: เครื่องปฏิกรณ์นิวเคลียร์
  • Turkish: reaktör
  • Ukrainian: реактор
  • Vietnamese: lò phản ứng


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