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Dragon reactor

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Dragon reactor

Dragon was a high temperature Nuclear Energy Agency international project. Dragon used helium gas as coolant and coated particle fuel.[1]

The Dragon complex consists of the reactor and various buildings constructed in the late 1950s/early 1960s to support operations. The reactor is now in care and maintenance. Construction started in 1959 and was completed in 1962. Operation started in 1965 with a power output of 20MW. The reactor operated until 1976 and was partially decommissioned in 2005.[2]


  1. ^ Rainer Simon, The Primary Circuit of the Dragon High Temperature Reactor Experiment, 18th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology, August 2005
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